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Project led by Prof. Joanne Yip has received funding from the Research Grant Council (RGC) Research Impact Fund (RIF) 2023/24

The project “Developing a New Generation of Pressure-controlled Wearable Soft Braces to Improve the Efficiency and Compliance in Treating Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis”, led by Prof. YIP Yiu Wan Joanne, has been awarded funding from the Research Grants Council’s (RGC) Research Impact Fund (RIF) for the 2023/24 exercise. The project aims to bring transformative change to the lives of adolescents dealing with scoliosis.

Prof. Christopher CHAO, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU, expressed pride in the university’s achievements and recognition of the scientific research capabilities that PolyU brings to a wide array of disciplines, including healthcare.

The RIF aims to propel research with the promise of high societal impact, promoting collaborations that span academia, government, industry, and research institutes. With this funding, Prof. Yip’s project is set to make a substantial impact on orthopedic healthcare practices and patient quality of life.

For an in-depth look at Prof. Joanne Yip’s research and the potential implications for the treatment of scoliosis, visit the full article on The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s official website: Five PolyU research granted RGC Research Impact Fund.