Professor Raymond Kai-yu Tong obtained his B.Eng in Computer Engineering with the highest honor from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 1995 and received his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, in 1998. Next year, he joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University served as the program leader of B.Sc in Biomedical Engineering until 2014. From 2016-2017, he was Biomedical Engineering Programme Director and Graduate Division Head at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and now he is serving as Chairman of Department of Biomedical Engineering at CUHK.
His research interests include rehabilitation robot, motion-based rehabilitation software and functional electrical stimulation system for persons after stroke. Over these years, he has made great strides in developing a wide range of rehabilitation devices. His innovative work on rehabilitation robot system "Hand of Hope" was the first Hong Kong invention to have received the grand prize in the 40-year history of the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2012). Recently, his project “Wearable Exoskeleton Robot for Walking” won a Gold medal with the congratulations of the jury at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2016), making Hong Kong internationally visible in this emerging area in healthcare technology.
He is presently the Chairman of Hong Kong Local Responible Person (LRP) and Asia Regulatory Professional Association (ARPA) - Hong Kong Academy and a senior Member of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society of the IEEE and Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE). He is also a full professor in the Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering, and by courtesy of Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to continue his research, teaching and service to the community.