Research Projects
OI-GPS: Orthopaedic Implants General Positioning System

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☑ MPhil/PhD ☒ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS

We have developed a device and system for accurate localisation of orthopaedic implants without radiation. The device and system design is a non-contactable medical device with the localisation sensitivity smaller than 0.1mm at 1 degree. This novel system and device will have significant clinical impact by providing an economical, portable and harmless method for monitoring the true performance (including extension accuracy and fixation stability) of orthopaedic implants. The successful candidate will need to optimise the existing prototype embedded system with improved efficiency and robustness. The candidate also needs to design and perform bench experiments to assess the spatial localisation accuracy and precision with high resolution, to be compatible with the commonly used medical equipment regulations. Further studies on animal and patients may be involved. Our centre is the one of the largest spine centres in Hong Kong and routinely screen over 200 patients will spine disorders per week, with sufficient funding and equipment support.

Professor JPY Cheung, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Professor Jason Cheung trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Queen Mary Hospital. He is a Clinical Professor with the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Hong Kong. His main research interests are paediatric growth and spinal deformity, developmental lumbar spinal stenosis, management of cervical myelopathy and orthopaedic infections.

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For more information or to express interest for this project, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the project description.  Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:

  1. your CV,
  2. a brief description of your research interest and experience, and
  3. two reference letters (not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med]/URIS projects).

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website. General admission enquiries should be directed to

HKUMed MBBS students interested in the Master of Research in Medicine (MRes[Med]) programme may visit the programme website for more information.  

HKUMed UG students interested in the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme (URIS) may visit the scheme’s website for more information.