Robotic surgery through a single entry site
The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) conducted the world's first multi-specialty clinical trial using the "Single Port Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgical System". More than 60 patients underwent single port robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery as part of this trial and demonstrated that multiple procedures could be performed through a single entry site.
Therapy robots a step closer to reality
Tiny remotely operated robots could be designed to diagnose and treat illness in hard-to-reach areas of the human body, research suggests.
Promise for higher efficiency quantum dot solar cells
Solar cells made out of lead sulfide quantum dots could eventually offer a cheaper, more flexible alternative to ones made using silicon, but they are currently much less efficient.
Wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting and RFID in Asia
Governments in Asia have been strongly advocating RFID in all its forms - from passive RFID tags to tags with a battery or energy harvester that can be used to create Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), including mesh networks.
More on printed electronics in Hong Kong
Dr Peter Harrop of IDTechEx continues his report from Hong Kong on just a few examples of printed electronics and energy harvesting developments in this vibrant city.
Printed harvesting in Hong Kong
Dr Peter Harrop of IDTechEx reports from Hong Kong on just a few examples of printed electronics and energy harvesting developments in this vibrant city.