Dr. Lydia Leung is currently Chief Executive Officer of Belun Technology, which is in the frontier of home screening tool for sleeping disorder, respiratory and cardiovascular related diseases. Prior to joining Belun Technology, she was Director of the Opto-Electronic Technology Division at ASTRI. During her eleven years with ASTRI, she established the medical/healthcare electronic team and spearheaded its development. She was responsible for the strategic planning, R&D, patent portfolio, design, development and marketing of medical/healthcare electronic devices and telecare/telehealth system for chronic disease management.
Dr. Leung received her Ph.D., M.Phil. and B.Eng. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She also holds a M.Sc. degree in Marketing from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has published over 30 journals and conference papers. She is co-author of a book chapter and also owner of 17 US/China patents.
Medical-grade Wearable for Healthy Ageing
The pace of ageing population around the world increases drastically. By 2050, 22% of the world’s population over 60 years old that not only brings challenge to the overall healthcare system but also long-term care services. Sleep quality plays an important role in the prevention, development and management of chronic diseases, e.g., cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, dementia.
In this presentation, we are going to share how a user-friendly medical wearable device and information and communication technologies encourage elderly to screen potential sleep disorders and monitor their sleep health including health rate, pulse oximetry, heart rate variability, and motion at home, and assist caregivers to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions / treatments scientifically which in turn motivate people to change daily habits including exercises, diets, medication, lighting, etc., to enhance life quality and achieve healthy ageing.