Electronic Engineering Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Prof TONG, Raymond Kai Yu 湯啟宇
Professor and Programme Director & Division Head of Biomedical Engineering
BEng (HKU), PhD (Strathclyde University)
homepage Rm 429, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building phone Tel: +852 3943 8454 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
hyperlinkhttp://www.ee.cuhk.edu.hk/~kytong/

Research Interests:

  1. Rehabilitation Robotic System, Neurorehabiliation (e.g. Exoskeleton Hand Robot)
  2. Neural Engineering, Brain-Computer Control Interface (BCI)
  3. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), Neural Prostheses
  4. Rehabilitation software platform (KineLabs® for motor function training, CoCoScTM for cognitive assessment)
  5. Medical instrumentation and biosensors
Research Highlights

 

Resume of Career

Professor Raymond Kai-yu Tong is from the Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Raymond completed his BEng in Computer Engineering with first-class honour at the University of Hong Kong in 1995 and he finished PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in 1998 and joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 1999 - 2014. Over the years, he has made great strides in developing a wide range of rehabilitation devices. His innovative work on rehabilitation robot system "Hand of Hope" was the first Hong Kong invention to have received the grand prize in the 40-year history of the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2012), making Hong Kong internationally visible in this emerging area in healthcare technology. The Kinelabs project had awarded the winner in e-Health category (the highest honor) in the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) from Brunei in 2012. He was also the recipient of the Grand Award of the innovation awards for young members from the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers in 2008 and the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Hong Kong in 2013. He is presently the Chairman, Asia Regulatory Professional Association (ARPA)-Hong Kong Academy. He is a senior Member of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society of the IEEE and Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE).

Current Research Interests

  1. Rehabilitation Robotic System, Neurorehabiliation (e.g. Exoskeleton Hand Robot)
  2. Neural Engineering, Brain-Computer Control Interface (BCI)
  3. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), Neural Prostheses
  4. Rehabilitation software platform (KineLabs® for motor function training, CoCoScTM for cognitive assessment)
  5. Medical instrumentation and biosensors

Honors and Awards

  • Awardee of the 2013 Ten Outstanding Young Persons, Hong Kong (十大傑出青年), 20 Oct 2013
  • Merit Award in Research and Scholarly Activities (2012/2013), Faculty of Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 5 July 2013
  • Winner in e-Health category (the highest honor) "KineLabs for Elderly and Stroke Rehabilitation", the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA), Brunei, 5 December 2012
  • Grand Award in Community Excellence, Distinguished Knowledge Transfer Awards, "Interactive Intention-driven Upper Limb Training Robotic System", the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2012 Jun
  • The Grand Prix Award(the highest honor) of the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2012) "Licensed Exoskeleton Robotic Hand Training Device to Rehab-Robotics Company Ltd", 2012 Apr 22
  • Silver Award in Best Innovation & Research Award (2012) "Kinect for Elderly and Stroke Rehabilitation", Hong Kong ICT Awards 2012 (Postgraduates & Open) 2012 Apr 3
  • Winner in Technology Transfer Award (2011) "Interactive Intention-driven Upper Limb Training Robotic System", the highest income received from sales or license of technologies for the financial year, Outstanding Professional Services Awards 2010, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2011 Feb 11
  • Gold Medal (2010) "Exoskeleton Hand Robotic Training Device", the 62nd International Trade Fair "Ideas - Inventions - New Products" (IENA) of Nuremberg, Germany, 28-31 Oct 2010
  • Best presentation of Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology(AMN) (2009), 7th Annual Congress for World Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology (AMN) in conjunction with the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society (HKNS), Hong Kong, 12-14 Nov 2009
  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance/Achievement 2008/2009 in Research and Scholarly Activities (2009), Faculty of Health and Social Sciences (FHSS), the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 27 Nov 2009
  • Grand Prize: HKIE innovation awards for young members [Category I - An Invention] (2008),"PolyJbot - to use the human Intention to drive the rehabilitation robot" the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), 11Mar 2008
  • Gold Award (2007) "PolyJbot - to use the human Intention to drive the rehabilitation robot", Brussels Eureka 2007, also known as the 56th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and Industrial Innovation, Belgium, 22-25 Nov 2007
  • Diploma: Special Prize from the Ministry of Education and Research of Romania (2007) "Rehabilitation System Driven by Human Intention", Brussels, 22-25 Nov 2007
  • Gold Medal Award (2004) "Functional Electrical Stimulator for Stroke Patients - Electronic Ankle Foot Orthosis and HandEase System", The 5th China International Invention Exhibition, China Association of Inventions, Shanghai, 8 -13 Sep 2004
  • Hong Kong Award for Industry(2003) "Functional Electrical Stimulation System - Electronic Ankle-foot Orthosis", Certificate of Merit in Consumer Product Design, Federation of Hong Kong Industries, 27th Oct 2003

Publications for the Past 3 Years

Please also see my recent publications at PubMed

Editorships of Book

  1. Jack Wong and Tong KY (Book Editors), Handbook of Medical Device Regulatory Affairs in Asia ( 2013) Pan Stanford Publishing, Singapore, ISBN-10: 9814411213, ISBN-13: 978-9814411219

  2. Tong KY (Book Editor), Biomechatronics in Medicine and Health Care, (2011) Pan Stanford Publishing, Singapore, ISBN:  9789814241618, ISBN 10:  981424161X

Journal Articles

  1. Yeung LF, Cheng KC, Fong CH, Lee WC, Tong KY.(2014) Evaluation of the Microsoft Kinect as a clinical assessment tool of body sway. Gait & Posture. 2014, 40(4):532-8.

  2. Sun J, Ke Z, Yip SP, Hu XL, Zheng XX, Tong KY (2014) Gradually increased training intensity benefits rehabilitation outcome after stroke by BDNF upregulation and stress suppression. Biomed Res Int. ;2014:925762

  3. Hu XL, Tong KY*, Wei XJ, Wei R, Susanto EA, Ho SK,  (2013) The Effects of Post-stroke Upper-limb Training with an Electromyography (EMG)-driven Hand RobotJournal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 23(5):1065–1074  

  4. Song R, Tong KY* (2013), EMG and Kinematic Analysis of Sensorimotor Control for Patients after Stroke Using Cyclic Voluntary Movement with Visual Feedback, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013, 10:18

  5. Song R, Tong KY*, Hu XL, Zhou W (2013), Myoelectrically controlled wrist robot for stroke rehabilitation, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2013, 10:52, 

  6. Wei W, Bai L, Wang J, Dai R, Tong RK, Zhang Y, Song Z, Jiang W, Shi C, Li M, Ai L, Tian J. A longitudinal study of hand motor recovery after sub-acute stroke: a study combined FMRI with diffusion tensor imaging., PLoS One. 2013;8(5):e64154.

  7. Zhang SJ, Ke Z, Li L, Yip SP, Tong KY*, EEG patterns from acute to chronic stroke phases in focal cerebral ischemic rats: correlations with functional recovery. Physiological Measurement, 2013 ;34(4):423-35.

  8. Wong WW, Chan ST, Tang KW, Meng F Tong KY*, Neural correlates of motor impairment during motor imagery and motor execution in sub-cortical stroke. Brain Injury, 2013 (6):651-63.

  9. Ke Z, Ying M, Li L, Zhang S, Tong KY*, Evaluation of transcranial Doppler flow velocity changes in intracerebral hemorrhage rats using ultrasonography. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 2012 ;210(2):272-80.

  10. Chu WCW*, Wu JCY, Yew DTW, Zhang L, Shi L, Yeung DKW, Wang D, Tong RKY, Chan Y, Lao L, Leung PC, Berman BM and Sung JJY (2012), Does Acupuncture Therapy Alter Activation of Neural Pathway for Pain Perception in Irritable Bowel Syndrome - A Comparative Study of True and Sham Acupuncture Using Functional MRI, Neurogastroenterol Motil, 18(3), 2012

  11. Hu XL, Tong KY*, Li R, Xue JJ, Ho SK, Chen P (2012), The effects of electromechanical wrist robot assistive system with neuromuscular electrical stimulation for stroke rehabilitation, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 2012; 22(3): 431–439

  12. Tong KY*, Meng F, Gao SK, A minimal set of electrodes for motor imagery BCI to control an assistive device in chronic stroke subjects: a multi-session study IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 2011 ;19(6):617-27  Our article image featured on Cover page  

  13. Tong KY*, Hu XL, The Responsiveness and Correlation between Fugl-Meyer Assessment, Motor Status Scale, Action Research Arm Test and Modified Ashworth Scale in Chronic Stroke with Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Robotic Training, International Journal of Rehabilitation Research 2011;34(4):349-56

  14. Li L,  Rong W, Ke Z, Hu XL, Yip SP, Tong KY* (2011), Muscle activation changes during body weight support treadmill training after focal cortical ischemia: a rat hindlimb model, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 2011 Apr;21(2):318-26 Ke Z, Yip SP, Li L, Zheng XX, Tong KY* (2011), The Effects of Voluntary, Involuntary and Forced Exercises on Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor and Motor Function Recovery: A Rat Brain Ischemia Model, PLoS One 2011 8;6(2):e16643.

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