Along with other activities of the HAPIE project funded by British Council, 03 mini RTDs involved in clinical cases were selected to implement in the frame of the project. These mini RTDs are examples through which technology and innovation was transferred.
The HAPIE project organized the first workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on January 5-7, 2017 to obtain the aims and objectives of the project. The UK experts, with experience in designing the courses in innovation and entrepreneurship; in technology transfer, spent these 3 days to work together with the Vietnamese partners. As the results, 12 MOAs have been signed among the project partners for future development of the project proposals.
We also welcome more active partners to participate in the consortium to fulfill the objectives of the project, to develop a network of active partners in the future. The network composes highly motivated and talent research groups, small and medium enterprises (SME), medical doctors from hospital centrals, funding bodies, start-up companies… that will be able to solve raising questions of the society, not only in medical engineering but also in all innovation and product development in the future.
03 mini RTD projects funded by British Council
Mini RTD project #1
Name of the mini RTD: Design and development of the medical tool and supporting products for diagnostics, pre-surgical planning for patient treatment.
Name of the promotor: Duc Tang Tran
Le Quy Don Technical University
Key partners: 108 Military Hospital, University of Greenwich
Objectives: Design and development of biomedical models as well as implants and samples for surgical indications, preoperative planning based on CAD / CAM / CNC application, inverse design technology, rapid prototyping technology, and 3D printing technology. This mini RTD project implements the data processing, modeling, design, shape, printed 3D objects to support orthopedic patients with lower jaw.
Expected impacts and outcomes: (1) Establishing a collaboration network of scientists and experts from both Vietnam and UK in the fields of BME, especially biomaterials and medical devices which paves the way for UK medical industry to enter Vietnamese market; (2) Providing opportunities for UK scientists to come to Vietnam to investigate research topics that are proper for Vietnam and developing countries; (3) Providing Vietnamese scientists to learn new UK technologies and approaches and (4) Technology transfer and collaborations about BME product developments between Vietnam and UK: R&D projects, commercialisation of BME products, visiting scholar programmes, joint-development of research proposals.
Mini RTD project #2
Name of the mini RTD: Design and development of simple supporting kits for a prosthetic arm
Name of the promotor: Ba May Pham
Information Technology Institute, Vietnam National University (Hanoi)
Key partners: Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Bach Mai Hospital, University of Greenwich, Le Quy Don Technical University
Objectives: the objectives of the mini RTD is to design simple kits to support daily activities and tasks like handling favorite objects like pens, cups…and tools in work as a mouse, computer keyboard typing …. The mini RTD project aims at development of cost effective solution for handicapped people by CAD /CAM/CNC, reverse engineering technology, rapid prototyping technology and 3D printing technology.
In the frame of this project, a special case will be investigated. This is Ly Lao Lo, former student of Vietnam National University (Hanoi), who lost his two hands in an accident when he was 15-year-old.
Expected impacts and outcomes:
By applying inverse design technology, data of the shape and size of the arm rest is collected through laser scanners, white light scanners and CT scans. Based on this data, part prosthetic arm will be designed to adapt to the patient both in shape and size, especially the part connected to the rest of the arm.
Ly Lao Lo is at work
Mini RTD project #3
Name of the mini RTD: Innovative design and development of 3D Printers for Problem-Based Learning case studies
Name of the promotor: Pham Duy Anh
Key partners: Le Quy Don Technical University, Hanoi University of Science and Technology
1) Objectives: This project is designed to meet the requirements of the objective of the project 1-4 HAPIE. It aims Creative design and development of 3D printers Problem-Based Learning in (1) Product design and Development and (2) basic higher education courses such as mechatronics, electronics and controls, design and Innovation, design Selections Materials and optimization. The 3D printer will be developed will be used for the case study-based learning design issues and innovative products development.
(2) Expected impacts and outcomes: (1) Market Analysis and study of 3D printing food, with a focus on market size and potential, types of products. (2) Development of Design Problem – Design Brief and product design specifications. (3) Development of the concept design and selection of the best design ideas. (4) Embodiment and detailed design of the best design concepts. (5) Develop and test – Development of a prototype, with important functional units, to demonstrate the working principle and the main function of a product.
The mini RTD project focuses on the development of 3D printers can be optimally used for learning, teaching and the rating is based on the method of problem-based learning. The success of this project will open a new market in education.
12 MoAs of the HAPIE partners for potential collaboration in project proposals
|No||Partner A||Partner B||Collaboration Areas|
|1|| Ana Jones
|Le Minh Huynh||Integrated biorefining of waste for high-added value products|
|2||Van Duy Nguyen
|Duc Tang Tran
Tien Anh Nguyen
|Development of anticancer pharmabiotics (peptides, probiotics…) from human microbiome|
|3||Bao Trung Le
|Ana Jones||Design bioreactor for solid fermentation|
|Bao Trung Le
Anh Tuan Mai
Duc Tang Tran
|Cost effective waste water treatment using cold plasma|
|5||Huu Chuc Nguyen
|Van Tam Nguyen
Le Minh Huynh
|Design and manufacture of electroactive polymer actuator for biomedical application|
|6||Trong Toai Truong
|Anh Tuan Mai||Develop and extern the robot design, robot business in North Vietnam
Embedded system for cancer cell screening
|Anh Tuan Mai
Van Duy Nguyen
Bao Trung Le
Ba May Pham
|Cancer screening system development|
|8||Bao Trung Le
|Micheal Packianather||Forecasting salt in truism of lower Mekong river delta under climate change control|
|9||Duc Tang Tran
|Trong Toai Truong||Design and development of an exoskeleton robot|
|10||Anh Tuan Mai
|Van Tam Nguyen||Microfluidic development|
|11||Duc Tang Tran
|Duy Anh Pham||Design and development of 3D metal additive manufacturing for biomedical production.|
|12||Van Duy Nguyen
|Big data analysis to generate new biological understanding and potential application in medicine|