Having been born and raised in Hong Kong for the best part of my life, I have been able to appreciate technological marvels all around me; from the behemoth skyscrapers and the array of luxury vehicles roaming the streets, to the smaller gadgetry in home devices and telecommunications. I have always had a passion for knowing how things work, learning about the inner processes behind products and taking them apart to better understand them. From as early as I can remember, I have used creativity as an outlet for self-expression, whether that be through sketching, painting or designing weird and wonderful products as a child.
Product Design Engineering was an incredibly well balanced course for me as it enabled me to combine my love of using artistic methods and fascination with technical engineering challenges to produce a fully realised product, working from conceptualisation and concept generation to prototyping and creating a final item to solve real-world problems.This balance in design and engineering coupled with the broad array of skills learned and honed throughout this degree has enabled me to feel confident in the future to tackle design challenges in different disciplines, with the goal of creating innovative solutions to dealing with real-world issues and make a meaningful impact in people’s lives.
The “Helping Hand” is designed to be a portable
solution to emergency medical scanning using
ultrasound at the scene of an accident. Emergency
services will utilise this in a last case scenario
where the life of the patient is in imminent
threat. The device uses ultrasound imaging to
diagnose any internal injury due to either blunt or
penetrative trauma that resulted in severe internal
haemorrhaging. It then uses high intensity focused
ultrasound to cauterise and seal the wound non-invasively. The two forms of ultrasound transducer will be led autonomously by an onboard AI software which utilises a reference library of images of both healthy and unhealthy scans of key points in the human body. These will then determine the injury and provide the diagnosis, then serving as a guide for the HIFU beam to cauterise the damaged tissue within one cell thickness.