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Welcome to the wearable, intelligent and soft electronics (WISE) research group led by Prof. Shiming Zhang, in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Hong Kong! We are proud of our young, vibrant, and interdisciplinary research team devoted to developing life-improve technologies for human health and medicine, with our know-how.

Human-centric digital healthcare is the next big thing.

The soaring population aging, the pandemic, and the shortage of medical instrumentations in the 21st century have imposed an urgent demand for advanced bioelectronic devices to achieve the goal of decentralized and personalized healthcare. Emerging bioelectronic devices include, but are not limited to, point-of-care devices, medical wearables, minimally invasive biosensors, implantable brain electrodes, closed-loop smart medical sensing-therapeutic systems, and brain-inspired soft hardware. To strengthen HKU’s leadership and maintain HKU’s global competitiveness on bioelectronics in the next decade, WISE was established in Nov 2020. The mission of WISE is to conduct “from benchside to bedside” translational research to blur the boundary between hard bioelectronic devices and soft tissues by: 1) conducting cutting-edge fundamental research to develop transferable and translational soft bioelectronic devices for wearables and implantables, e-skins, soft robotics, and soft neuroelectronics; 2) developing advanced manufacturing methods for scalable fabrication of soft bioelectronic circuits for brain-machine interfaces and soft artificial intelligence; and 3) prototyping novel bioelectronic devices for teaching, education, collaboration and ultimately, commercialization.