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College Member and Alumna Won Medals in the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2022

College member, Professor Chen Weitian of the Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, and College alumna, Professor Catherine W C So (2001/PSYC) of the Department of Educational Psychology, were awarded medals the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2022. Details are listed as follows:

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Project Title

Project Description

Professor Chen Weitian

(Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology)

Gold Medal

Non-invasive Biochemical Imaging of Human Tissues Using Spin-lock Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This invention can be used for the non-invasive diagnosis of biochemical properties of various human diseases at early stages. It can also be used for monitoring the effectiveness of disease treatment.

One application of this novel MRI technique is to diagnose liver fibrosis by directly imaging macromolecule depositions in the liver, which provides opportunities to detect liver fibrosis at early stages for timely treatment.

Silver Medal

System for Automatic Articular Cartilage Thickness Mapping

Cartilage loss is shown to be a risk factor of Osteoarthritis (OA) which is one of the main causes of disability in older people. This invention, consisting of methods in image segmentation, three-dimensional reconstruction, morphological quantification, and 3D visualisation, is a system for automatic mapping of articular cartilage thickness mapping.

Professor Catherine W C So (2001/PSYC) (Department of Educational Psychology)

Silver Medal

Robot for Autism Behavioral Intervention® (RABI® )

RABI® , an innovative, evidence-based intervention, aims to enhance the social, cognitive, and physical functioning of individuals with autism, help to include them in society and eventually promote their economic self-sufficiency.

 Warmest congratulations to Professor Chen and Professor So!

The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2022 is one of the most significant global annual events devoted exclusively to inventions. Around 800 inventions from 25 countries were evaluated by international jury of specialists. Members of CUHK were awarded with 17 medals in this year’s exhibition. You may find the full list of CUHK awardees at