Making Our City More Walkable for All
Hong Kong is one of the busiest and most compact vertical cities in the world. Yet it is also one of the most walkable urban centres on the planet with networks of interlinked multi-level walkways connecting transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls and residential areas. However, as the ageing population grows and new infrastructure projects and high-rises are squeezed into the city’s already crowded spaces, people who use these walkways are under increasing pressure to find clear, direct routes to their destinations. The HKUrbanLab, the research and knowledge exchange arm of the Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong, is working with Civic Exchange and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service on a project called ‘Walking with Wheels’, aimed at finding the best barrier-free routes for people in wheelchairs and those with prams and trolleys.
Biomarkers Detect Disease Before It Is Too Late
ImmunoDiagnostics Ltd was set up last year to facilitate the licensing and commercialisation of the biomarker discoveries of Professor Aimin Xu’s team.
Resources for Art Lovers
My bigger goal in building the online Hong Kong Art Archive was to write Hong Kong art into a larger narrative. And putting the lectures online is part of my effort to break down the walls, so places in the world that don’t have access to academic art history can get a comprehensive university lecture from me on modern art.
When it's hard to swallow
We hope that the KOTE app will help to enhance swallowing safety and communication between patients and their carers.
Animals Get Long-Overdue Protection
Ms Whitfort’s pioneering work to improve the legislative protection of animals is far from over.
Gerontechnology Innovations at HKU
Ageing is a well-recognised global challenge. Researchers at The University of Hong Kong are conducting cutting-edge research in gerontechnology to meet the challenges.
New Cartilage Regeneration Technology
HKU biomedical engineers are developing leading cartilage regeneration technology to grow cartilage tissues using the patient's own adult stem cells for replacement of damaged cartilage.
Next Generation Bone Implant for the Elderly
A research team in HKU Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology has developed the Fang-Kulper Anti-Migration Tip, a bone implant technology designed to help elderly patients recover more quickly and safely from broken hips, shoulders, and spinal fractures.