HONG KONG, April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Cervical Cancer Screening Management System (CCSMS) developed by the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) has won the Smart Living (Smart Healthcare) Silver Award at the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019. The awards presentation ceremony, officiated by Mrs Carrie Lam — Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR — took place on 4 April 2019.
ASTRI’s CCSMS is a convenient, effective and accurate scalable computer-aided diagnostic platform. The CCSMS application enables the user to process and view medical images from different vendors and image formats, provides assistant diagnosis recommendations for the doctor’s reference. It also allows healthcare professionals to have remote medical diagnosis. The solution has been commercialised through one of the largest diagnostic service providers in the Mainland China and Hong Kong.
Health Technologies (HealthTech) form one of the five pillars in ASTRI’s innovation strategy. Commenting on this award-winning project, ASTRI’s CEO Mr Hugh Chow said, “Our HealthTech strategy aims to increase the efficiency of healer services, enhance and personalise medical services, and ultimately improve the quality of people’s lives. Through new applications of CCSMS, ASTRI works to contribute the improvement in Hong Kong’s healthcare industry and positively influence the city’s technological competence – for the benefit of its people.”
The Hong Kong ICT Awards was established in 2006 which aims at recognising and promoting outstanding information and communications technology (ICT) inventions and applications, thereby encouraging innovation and excellence among Hong Kong’s ICT talents and enterprises in their constant pursuit of creative and better solutions to meet business and social needs.
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) was set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research.
ASTRI’s core R&D competence in various areas is organised under seven Technology Divisions, namely Advanced Digital Systems, Communications Technologies, Electronics Components, Intelligent Sensing Technology System, Intelligent Software and Systems, Mixed Signal Systems IC and Security and Data Sciences. Our R&D strategic focus covers five areas of applications: financial technologies, intelligent manufacturing, health technologies, smart city, and Application Specific Integrated Circuits through our mandate as the Hong Kong branch of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre (CNERC). Visit www.astri.org for more information.