In the current hospital flow, it usually takes 2 years or even more for patients to queue up for treatment from public hospitals. The lack of self-management practices drives them to be dependent on the non-personalised KOA treatment plans designed by doctors, they are formulated according to the patient’s current severity without considering future progression, and this has led to poor treatment outcomes. For example, a patient with low level of severity but high progression risk in the future two years will only be classified as a low priority group by the doctors under current diagnostic procedure, so they can’t receive proper treatment before their knee conditions deteriorate.
In light of this, our AI is developed on a large database from the U.S and will further include the Hong Kong database to customise to the local population. It leverages both clinical record and medical imaging data for a holistic multimodal analysis of the progression risk. We aim to implement the system at both the community and hospital level by taking different approaches. In the community level, our target customer will be the family doctor, we hope to provide the locals with fast and low-cost preliminary screening and achieve patient self-management. While for the specialised clinic and hospital level, the target customers are public and private hospitals, our main objectives will be the construction of an effective triage system and the facilitation of personalized treatment.
Background and Objectives
Modelled after the US National Science Foundation I-Corps programme, PolyU Lean LaunchPad Programme (the “Programme”) is a 10-week, evidence-based entrepreneurship development programme targeting the University’s researchers and research teams to search for potential market and application of their technologies.
With the guidance of industry advisors and mentors, the participating teams will conduct extensive market research with stakeholders to gain necessary business knowledge and real market insights, as well as to discover the ways to commercialize their research technologies through this experiential learning programme.
Programme Features and Benefits
First in Hong Kong
First-ever Lean Launchpad programme in Hong Kong targeting for university researchers and research students
10-week Evidence-based Entrepreneurship Development Programme
An experiential learning journey with the direct market insights in the commercial world to guide participating research teams to commercialize their research technologies
Industry Connection and Insights
Guidance and mentorship support from industry advisors, experienced mentors and entrepreneurs
Acceleration of Research to Market
Formulation and validation of commercialization pathway by using different analytical tool - Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas, etc.
Grant of HK$40,000 to each qualified participating team for their prototyping and other expenses throughout the Programme
Access to PolyU InnoHub Resources
Access to resources under PolyU InnoHub Hong Kong and Shenzhen (co-working space, startup consultation, etc.)
Opportunity for Overseas Exhibition
Further considered for showcasing the project in overseas exhibition such as International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
Online Learning Mode via ZOOM
*There may be 2 tracks which one will be on every Monday evening and another one will be on every Tuesday evening.
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