Engagement Hub

Longing to come to PolyU to visit, share and exchange wisdom with other colleagues, researchers and speakers? Now this is the chance! 

We are proud to introduce you the “Engagement Hub” in the 12th PPCR. Local participants can choose to come to attend the conference in PolyU and spend the time in the “Engagement Hub” to visit our advanced equipment, exchange ideas or just have a casual chat with friends! Please indicate your preference in the online registration, it’s FREE!

1. rTMS
2. Vicon Motion Tracking
3. MRI
4. VirCube
5. Sim Lab
6. Exoskeleton
7. Immersive VR
8. D-Wall
9. Gait Lab
10. Neurocontrol Lab


Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a technique for noninvasive brain stimulation, which is produced by generating a brief, high-intensity magnetic field by passing a brief electric current through a magnetic coil.


TMS is being widely used to investigate complex aspects of human neural functions, such as sensory and motor functions, as well as emotion and cognition


TMS has been proposed as a novel therapeutic treatment for a variety of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Higher evidence of efficacy is present in the areas of depression, pain, and motor stroke.

VICON Motion Tracking

VICON system is a motion capture system for acquiring human bio-mechanical information. It utilizes Infra-red cameras and video camera for recording human body dynamic and kinematic information, such as motion, reaction force and Muscle EMG signal. In this system, the Patient is asked to attach some reflective marker on body joints and particular body sites, such as limbs, upper body, and face etc. The recording cameras emit Infra-red to the reflective marker and being reflected back to the camera, in order to detect the location of marker in the space. VICON system enable researcher doing behavioral experiments on patients and further analyzing with the experimental data.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive method that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio frequency to image structures and blood flow (functional MRI) in your body. This method allows scientists to image, e.g., bone, brain structure, and changes in brain activity while you are performing various tasks. It can also measure the concentration of certain chemical biomarkers inside your body using a technology called Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS). A state-of-the-art research-dedicated whole-body 3.0T Siemens Prisma scanner is located at the University Research Facility in Behavioural and Systems Neuroscience (UBSN) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). This MRI system is also equipped with several MR-compatible peripheral devices, including an audio and visual stimulation system for fMRI (Sinorad), an eye tracker system (EyeLink 1000 Plus), an EEG system (BrainAmp), a tES device (Soterix), and a physiological monitor (BIOPAC), for multi-modal imaging.


The East-meets-West and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Laboratory is equipped with VirCube, an immersive and interactive virtual reality solution designed for rehabilitation.
VirCube can create a safe and 1-to-1 scale virtual environment, and we aim to design immersive virtual experiences that facilitate the delivery of complementary and alternative therapies such as mind-body exercises, and augment their effectiveness.

Sim Lab

The simLab provides virtual ward experience in learning, join us to know more and experience the imaging of diaphragm also.


Indego Therapy
Adjustable light weight exoskeleton to fit clients of various size in short time.
Enables physiotherapist to deliver task-specific, over ground gait training to clients with weakness or paralysis in lower limbs e.g. SCI and stroke.
Advanced motors for hip and knee joints combined with advanced sensors and intuitive control software.
Empower patients to stand and walk both indoor and outdoor

Immersive VR

We use the Computerized Dynamic Posturography system to evaluate the balance performance of our research subjects. The system combines dual-balance force plates and virtual environments that enable us to assess which sensory systems contribute more to the balance deficits. The therapist can then use the findings to design targeted therapies and also evaluate the effectiveness of the therapeutic interventions. This system has wide research applications in different conditions, particularly age-related balance impairments, as well as balance problems in persons with visual impairments, neurological disorders, and vestibular dysfunctions.

D Wall

D-WALL is a Hi-Tech system with 3D camera and a force platform, which can recognize in real time up to 16 body articulations and every movement performed in the operative area. Every action, in front of D-WALL, provides an immediate bio-feedback. D-wall can provide detailed assessment and training in real time according to precise parameters.

Gait Lab

With the assistance of PowerPoint slides projected on the wall in the Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory ST004, our personnel will showcase how the integration of Bertec instrumented treadmill and Vicon motion capture camera system allows researchers to analyze gaits with real-time data. Also, we will demonstrate how it is now possible to collect gait data in an outdoor setting by Noraxon portable IMU sensors.

Neurocontrol Lab

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive treatment that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. It facilitates neurological recovery of patients with stroke and Pakinson’s disease.
Do you want to know how to find the best stimulation site? Join our Neural Control Laboratory.