In this project, we develop a virtual microscope system for users to learn how to interpret a microscopic image. An anatomical section is first scanned to form an electronic form of its image. Then, the image can be pre-processed and saved in our system. Users can bring up the image again, zoom and pan the image in anyway they like similar to the function of Google Map. Furthermore, users can make some annotations, insert hyperlinks, and make measurements in the image for learning or discussion purposes. These functions can be used by each individual user to customize the system to meet his personal needs. People can also form some forums for learning, research, and discussion purposes. Users can use the system anytime anywhere without any restriction and learn the anatomic knowledge more efficiently and effectively.
We have found that with this kind of the system, although the real traditional anatomic sections are still unavoidable, they can be reduced to a minimum to save some learning expenses. Furthermore, the cost of microscopes, space to store the microscopes, and the manpower to manage the space and equipment can also be reduced significantly.
We believe that this system can be commercialized to save some budgets and improve learning efficacy.
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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