ASTRI’s Healthcare Technology Wins Double Honours in Hong Kong and Guangdong

HONG KONG, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) has recently won the Gold Award (Winning Internet-of-Things Technology Category) in the Hong Kong Internet-of-Things (IoT) Awards and the Best IoT Product Award in the Guangdong-Hong Kong IoT Awards with its self-developed Mobile Heart Health Monitoring System.

ASTRI's Mobile Heart Health Monitoring System and the Best IoT Product Award it wins from the Guangdong-Hong Kong IoT Awards

ASTRI’s Mobile Heart Health Monitoring System and the Best IoT Product Award it wins from the Guangdong-Hong Kong IoT Awards

The winning technology is a low-power wireless electrocardiography (ECG) device in a miniature module which allows anyone with a smartphone, tablet or PC to monitor their heart health anytime anywhere with ease. The user’s ECG data can be viewed in real-time or uploaded to a centralized data server where physicians and nurses can gain access for diagnosis purposes. The system supports multi-platform ECG software, providing a total solution for easy, convenient and effective heart health monitoring.

Mr David Kwong, Vice President and R&D Director, IC Design Group of ASTRI said, “It is very encouraging to see that the value of this healthcare technology developed by ASTRI is well recognized not only in Hong Kong but also in the region. With this mobile low-power wireless ECG device, we target to reduce patients’ healthcare costs, help prevent death related to heart diseases and enable healthy living by facilitating the deployment of Virtual Hospital.”

ASTRI’s Mobile Heart Health Monitoring System allows patients under stable condition and yet requiring constant heart monitoring to be discharged from the hospital and be monitored remotely through the System.

Readily available for commercialization, the System is planned to go through a clinical trial for exploring various user scenarios for telemedicine and e-health monitoring through active feedback from doctors and patients.

Hong Kong Internet of Things (IoT) Awards evolves from “Hong Kong RFID Awards”, an annual industry awards established by GS1 Hong Kong in 2008. The awards programme aims to showcase innovation in the field and recognize pioneering enterprises. All the winners will be honoured at GS1 Hong Kong’s 25th anniversary Gala Dinner to be held in December 2014.

Guangdong-Hong Kong IoT Awards is jointly organized by GS1 Hong Kong and Guangdong RFID Technology Service Centre. The Awards Presentation Ceremony was held in Guangzhou on 13 October 2014.


Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the HKSAR Government in 2000 with the mission to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research.

In 2006, ASTRI was designated by the HKSAR Government the Hong Kong Research and Development Centre for Information and Communications Technologies. In 2012, ASTRI received approval from the Ministry of Science and Technology to establish the first Hong Kong Branch of the National Engineering Research Centre for Application Specific Integrated Circuit System.

ASTRI’s R&D efforts traverse four interrelated areas namely Communications Technologies, IC Design, Sensing & Integration and Software & Systems. An Exploratory Research Laboratory was also set up in 2011 to perform research on emerging and interdisciplinary technologies.

Since inception, ASTRI has built a rich portfolio of intellectual properties and nurtured many research talents. It has also succeeded in creating economic impact by transferring new technologies to its customers in Hong Kong, the Mainland and the region.

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