Advance Technology in Healthcare Management
17:30 - 19:00
智齡創意坊 Summit Stage
Prof Alfredo Franco-Obregón
National University of Singapore
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.
Magnetic developmental forces, hidden to our eyes, but imperative of health and longevity.
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
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
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
鄭永平教授 Prof Yongping ZHENG
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
水志偉先生 Mr Kenny Chi-wai, SHUI
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.