Germanium Flat Fiber Dosimetry Kit
The Ge-FF dosimetry kit can be used to monitor exposure to ionizing radiation in both real times and offline, emitting either a radioluminescent or thermoluminescent signal respectively, which allows the worker to react timely when the radiation dosage levels exceed the allowed dosage. The fibers have been shown to have unsurpassed response towards radiation exposures, including that from UV, X-rays, gamma rays, alpha particles and neutrons, making this fiber materials the basis of an excellent multi-purpose radiation detector. The present development has potentials for application in measuring the actual amount of radiation used at the location of a tumor during radiotherapy; measuring radiation used in diagnostic x-ray clinics; measuring levels of radiation prevalent in the environment, and; measuring radiation levels in outer space from satellite-based facilities.
Researcher: Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohd Jamil Maah, Dept. Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Innovation in Healthcare OsteoKnee™
OsteoKnee™ is an early detection tool for osteoarthritis and it helps medical staff to observe, and monitor the condition of the symptom of OA in the patient. OsteoKnee™ functions in two modes, namely the pressure mode and the sound mode. It has great potential to be commercialized because there is currently no diagnostic equipment available for OA assessment based on knee sound and knee pressure in the market.
Researcher: Ir. Dr. Lai Khin Wee, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering