Developing a “Preventive Medicine” for the Needed


I developed a machine-learning-based knee osteoarthritis progression prediction model with clinical data. The reason driving me to do this project is because knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a prevalent musculoskeletal disease in Hong Kong with no cure, affecting nearly 10% of the population and therefore leading to the long waiting line in public hospitals. I hope that my AI predictor could become a “Preventive Medicine” in the healthcare industry.


LSGI students

Mr. LI Ho Hin Toby

Department of Biomedical Engineering

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Engineering with Prosthetics & Orthotics

" As a CEO of a company, I am the most senior officer in charge of managing the organisation, and my responsibility includes being a strategic decision-maker, driving the changes in the company, and motivating my colleagues."

Professional Competence
"The first thing that comes to my mind is definitely learning to construct an AI to solve the problem by myself, which is not taught during my undergraduate study. Therefore, I have to surf the Internet to look from the websites or online videos which could teach me how to compile the programme."

Lifelong Learner
"So my first advice would be to stay hungry and foolish. University is a very welcoming haven to nurture every student. Try to be curious all the time, do not be afraid to ask and do not be ashamed to make any mistakes."

Award Received:

  • Global Innovation Awards, The TechConnect Business Virtual Summit and Showcase 2020 (TechConnect)
  • PolyU MicroFund
  • PolyU Lean LaunchPad Programme
  • Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Programme

Domain Expertise:

  • Preventive Medicine
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Artificial Intelligence