|Title||Maeng Bo Hee, a doctoral student in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Awarded at 26th Humantech Paper Award|
Maeng Bo Hee, a doctoral student in the Mechanical Engineering Department,
Awarded at 26th Humantech Paper Award
Maeng Bo Hee, a doctoral student in the Mechanical Engineering Department (advisor prof. Park Jung Yul), received a participation award at the 26th Humantech Paper Award in February in the University Mechanical Engineering division for her thesis on a smart contact lens sensor for intraocular pressure. The award is hosted by Samsung Electronics.
The research team developed a wearable sensor in the form of a contact lens that allows the user to check the intraocular pressure by the changes in the color of the photonic crystal, which differs from the existing tonometry sensor that uses electric signals. As the sensor does not require a power outlet or wire, expensive peripheral devices are not needed. In addition, there is no risk of exposure to electromagnetic waves and the material is not harmful to the human body. (Title of Thesis: Photonic crystal-based smart contact lens for continuous intraocular pressure monitoring)
With the goal to facilitate research culture and establish a social atmosphere that values technology, Samsung Electronics created the Humantech Paper Award in 1994 to discover creative youth who will lead science advancements in Korea in the future. This year, 1,857 papers from 101 universities were submitted for the award, and 118 were selected.