創新醫療保健管理

Advance Technology in Healthcare Management

17:30 - 19:00

智齡創意坊 Summit Stage

英語 English

 

                            Prof Alfredo Franco-Obregón
                           National University of Singapore
                            新加坡國立大學
                            Alfredo Franco Obregon 教授


Alfredo Franco Obregon 教授從生物物理學的角度來研究再生醫學,異於傳統藥物療法的模式。這項關於肌肉流失的生物物理特性研究始於美國加州大學,後來他在西班牙塞維亞大學,美國梅奧診所醫學院,哈佛醫學院,以及瑞士蘇黎世聯邦理工學院繼續進行研究。他在蘇黎世時創立了復康和再生策略小組,目標為發展航天員在飛行期間保持肌肉質量的技術。目前他是新加坡國立大學的 BICEPS 實驗室負責人,研究方向為延緩因年老或疾病而流失的肌肉。

 

Prof. Alfredo Franco-Obregón approaches regenerative medicine from a biophysical perspective, as an alternative to conventional drug therapies. This endeavour began at University of California studying the biophysics of muscle loss and later continued at the University of Seville (Spain), the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School and the ETH Zürich, where he founded the Rehabilitation and Regenerative Strategies group, aimed at developing technologies to maintain muscle mass during crewed space flight. He currently heads the BICEPS (BioIonic Currents Electromagnetic Pulsing Systems) laboratory at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and continues to develop strategies to postpone age- and disease-related muscle loss.

講題 Speech:磁場生長力,隱藏於我們視線之外,卻對我們的健康與長壽至關重要

Magnetic developmental forces, hidden to our eyes, but imperative of health and longevity.

我們長於一個充滿電磁的世界。因此,生物能利用這種原始的物理力量來調節成長與衰老是合情合理的。早在愛因斯坦時期,物理學家就預測磁場會影響生物的化學特性,但是以往的實驗結果欠缺說服力。我將證明磁力是一種促進生長力量,它經過人類進化的微調,成為維持我們身體所有組織的必要元素。最重要的是,我們已經證明大自然和人工附加的磁場能夠調節肌肉的發展,而肌肉正是我們身體之中最大、最有臨床和社會經濟價值的組織。肌肉對平衡身體起了主導性的調節作用。因此,肌肉健康與我們的健康長壽息息相關。我們的優化磁場概念在動物和人類研究中證明它有效地增強肌肉的力量,促進健康,有望提高人類晚年的生活素質。

We evolved in an electromagnetic realm. It thus makes sense that life on this planet evolved to exploit this ever-present physical force to modulate growth and aging. Since the time of Albert Einstein physicists have predicted that magnetic fields would influence the chemistry of life, but experimental findings to this end have been unconvincing, at best. I will provide evidence that magnetism is a legitimate developmental force, fine-tuned by evolution, and necessary for the maintenance of all our body’s tissues. Most importantly, we have shown that both environmental and supplemental magnetic field modulate muscle development, our largest and most clinically and socioeconomically relevant tissue. Muscle is our largest tissue and hence, has evolved to play a predominant regulatory role over whole body balance. Our muscle health goes so does our well-being, health and longevity. Provocatively, our optimized magnetic field paradigm has been shown in animal and human studies to be very effective in accentuating muscle ability to promote health and therefore, potentially to improve quality of life in later years.

                           Co-Founder & Director,

                           Tetsuyu Healthcare Holdings and Tetsuyu Home Care
                            新加坡 Tetsuya Healthcare Holdings 合伙創始人兼董事
                            黄俐亮女士 Ms Li Lian NG

 

講題 Speech:傷口管理的新途徑   A New Way to Good Wound Management

 

傷口是老年護理最大的挑戰之一,尤其是壓力性潰瘍及糖尿病足潰瘍。在十名住院的年老患者中,就約有兩名患有壓力性潰瘍。而居家的臥床患者發病和受感染而引發其他相關病症的可能性則更高,導致重新住院的機率更大及更長的住院期。雖然這些病症是可預防的,但社會面臨的挑戰是護理人員的培訓及教育、傷口護理技巧、工作流程標準化、評估記錄不足及監測困難。研究指出良好的傷口評估及癒合監察普遍可以令治療計劃及護理結果更理想。配合運用不同科技的可更容易達到目標,例如移動應用程式、立體拍攝技術、圖像處理、視像會議、工序流程及演算法形象化的工具。即使是護理人員或其他較低技術的護理員亦可籍著這些科技的協助下參與傷口評估的過程,讓專家可以更妥善地管理和監察治療計劃,以及進行適時干涉。這些發展均有助改善居家的年老人士獲得傷口護理的機會及生活的品質。

 

Wounds, especially Pressure Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers, is among one of the most common challenges in eldercare. Almost 2 in 10 of elderly patients in the inpatient setting suffer from pressure ulcers. For bed bound patients staying at home, the frequency of occurrence is high and likelihood of infection and related ailments lead to increased re-hospitalization and length of stay. While preventable, the challenge in the community is caregiver education, wound care skill sets, standardization of workflows, insufficient assessment documentation and difficulties in monitoring.  

Research shows that good wound assessment and healing monitoring typically lead to better treatment plans and care outcomes. The combination of technologies e.g. mobile apps, 3D cameras, image processing, teleconferencing and visualization tools with workflows and algorithms can quite readily achieve these objectives. Even caregivers or lesser skilled care providers can get involved in the wound assessment  process with the help of technology, leaving experts to manage the treatment, monitoring and interventions.

This clearly improves access to wound care and quality of life for elderly staying at home.



                            
                            General Manager, Hong Kong Productivity Council
                            香港生產力促進局總經理
                            潘志健博士 Dr Lawrence Poon

 

Dr Poon is the General Manager of Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&D Centre. He leads a team of professional engineers and researchers with expertise in EV and connected vehicle technology development. The most representative R&D result includes a series of pure electric and hybrid-electric commercial vehicles, EV chargers, active safety systems, and big data analytics platform for the automobile.

 

He has also been appointed as Technical Expert by the HK Council for Accreditation and Academic & Vocational Quality since 2015. His primary research interests focus on the development of energy storage systems, electrical vehicle control systems and EV charging infrastructure.




                          Head of Department of Biomedical Engineering,

                          The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
                            香港理工大學生物醫學工程學系系主任
                            鄭永平教授 Prof Yongping ZHENG

                           
鄭教授為香港理工大學生物醫學工程學系創系主任及梁顯利生物醫學工程教授,研究方向包括醫用超聲成像及用於長者健康的智能技術。鄭教授擁有三十五項專利,曾發表二百二十多篇文章,並撰寫名為《軟組織彈性測量:技術和應用》一書。

 

Professor Zheng is the Founding Head of Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Henry G. Leong Professor in Biomedical Engineering. His research interests include biomedical ultrasound imaging and instrumentation and smart aging technologies. He also owned more than 35 patents, published 220 journal papers, and wrote a book “Measurement of Soft Tissue Elasticity In Vivo: Techniques and Applications”.






                           Assistant Research Director and Head of Economic Development Research

                           Our Hong Kong Foundation
                            團結香港基金助理研究總監兼經濟發展研究主管
                            水志偉先生 Mr Kenny Chi-wai, SHUI

水先生現為團結香港基金助理研究總監兼經濟發展研究主管,專攻經濟分析及發展和創新科技的研究,亦是樂齡科技概況報告的主要作者,當中發現了72款創新技術和產品及樂齡科技生態系統面對的5大挑戰和24項不足。

Mr Shui is currently an Assistant Research Director and Head of Economic Development Research at Our Hong Kong Foundation, specializing in the research areas of Economic Analysis and Development, and Innovation and Technology. He is also the principal author of the Gerontechnology Landscape Report in which identified 72 innovative products, 5 major issues, and 24 gaps in the ecosystem of gerontechnology in Hong Kong.

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