「問題導向學習應用於復健商品設計經驗分享」專題演講

亞洲大學(Asia University, Taiwan)創意設計學院邀請美國伊利諾大學香檳分校(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UIUC)復建工程實驗室主任詹益坤博士,12月11日、12日受邀到亞大分享問題導向學習(Problem-Based Learning, PBL)應用於復健商品設計的經驗,進而分析世界各國對於醫療商品的規劃。

伊利諾大學香檳分校詹益坤博士(右二)於創客教室與亞大師生合影

詹益坤博士列舉輔具的設計方針,例如在設計病床時,使用者的舒適度與實用性都要納入考量:設計給防止褥瘡的柔軟病床雖然舒適,但是若急救時施以心肺復甦術的心外按摩,床面柔軟反而不好施力。雖然目前輔具可以改善許多地方,但設計時要多與跨領域學者合作討論,才不會解決一個問題,又衍生出另外一個問題。

詹益坤博士現為大陸國家康復輔具研究中心的學術委員,他表示,大陸政府大力支持輔具醫療發展。以往高端輔具產品都來自於歐美,價錢昂貴,目前大陸也開始發展本土化的輔具產品,雖然還沒辦法超越歐美的科技,因為已經開始制定輔具的規格,大陸輔具產品已清楚和預見未來要發展的方向。

「輔具是一個龐大的市場,在不同國家會針對不同的標準制定適合的標準!」詹益坤博士說,他目前也是世界衛生組織(World Health Organization, WHO)全球康復輔具合作的成員,參與制定輔具的標準,俾便能在「未開發國家」中引入輔具設計與製造時,能快速符合「已開發國家」的輔具標準。依照不同層級而制定的標準,正是PBL的精神。

詹益坤博士強調,輔具市場的現況,「已開發國家」因為重視身心障礙者的權利,會運用政府的力量,加強投資生產身心障礙者的商品。但是這些商品因為方便好用,實際受惠的人群不僅是身心障礙者,更能擴大銷售市場,變成人人皆喜歡使用的。

商設系龍希文老師表示,亞大目前有醫療與生活健康商品學程,是將醫療商品導入設計的概念,致力培育身心障礙者的使用商品研發人才,未來也希望能夠介入輔具設計的標準,搭上全球性活動。

商設系施茜淯同學認為「設計符合身心障礙者的使用商品,能提升銷售率!」如果發現身心障礙者的問題,規劃後盡力執行設計,最後製造出的通用設計商品,一般人也能更加實用。

詹益坤博士是美國伊利諾大學香檳分校的副教授(終身職)及康復工程實驗室主任。他現為北美康復工程學會擔任科學論文主席和康復輔具及科技標準委員會的成員。他也是世界衛生組織的全球康復輔具合作的成員、亞洲康復工程及輔具學會諮詢委員、中國國家康復輔具研究中心的學術委員、台灣科技部認定世界頂尖實驗室主任。

Asia University Working Together with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Paving the Way for AI.

Executives of Asia University led by President Tsai is visiting Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on a benchmarking learning trip of world top 100 universities, making a start on mutual academic collaborations.

亞大校長蔡進發(左四)帶領亞大參訪團參訪南洋理工大學資訊科學與工程學院。
President Jeffery Tsai ( 4th from left ) heads Asia University delegation paying a visit to the College of Information Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Asia University, Taiwan has proposed the vision : Going World Top 500 by 2020, in the consensus camp held in the academic year 106. To accomplish the vision takes innovative thinking and effective implementation in order to enhance the effect of globalization. Faculty and students are encouraged to go to world top 100 elite universities for benchmarking learning. To attain the goal of Going World Top 500, President Jeffery Tsai led senior executives to Singapore for the first stop of world top 100 universities benchmarking trip to Nanyang Technological University from11/8~11/10. They were warmly received by Vice President Lam-khin Yong, Vice President Er-Meng Hwa and other faculty members, starting a new chapter for mutual academic collaborations between Asia University and Nanyang Technological University.

Seventy percent of the teachers in Nanyang Technological University, NTU, Singapore are international scholars. The effect of globalization can be shown from their high-calibre research results and progressing world university rankings. Nanyang Technological University has another thing that Asia University can draw lessons from. NTU’s 5-year Peak of Re-search Excellence is at its 2020 stage. Five areas of peak excellence re-search have be planned, one of them is future learning. Vice President Zhen-Hua Yang of Asia University, who was with the delegation, said, except No. 1 in overall ranking in Asia, Nanyang Technological University’s world rankings in certain research areas are also prominent, with School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering ranked at world No. 3, and ranked at world No. 2 in AI.

亞大校長蔡進發(左)和新加坡南洋理工大學副校長余明華相見歡。
A joyful meeting between President Jeffery Tsai ( left ), Asia University, and Vice President Er-Meng Hwa, Nanyang Technological University

Vice President Er-Meng Hwa, Nanyang Technological University, stressed, the university places great emphasis on learning science. With that in mind, both sides decided to continue exchanges on learning science, especially putting AI applications on education and publishing pa-pers.

President Jeffery Tsai also explained that Asia University has been dedicating to educational innovation. Students in their first year at the univer-sity are required to take programming language, and PBL is blended in courses of all years in order to develop students’ ability of critical thinking as well as problem-solving skills. President Tsai went on, Asia University is taking this opportunity to invite Prof. Xiaokui Xuao, associate dean of School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering to Asia University for an academic exchange visit and hosting AI Forum III. The world top 100 universities benchmarking trip for Asia University was a short but fruitful, taking a big step further for Asia University to reach the goal: Going World Top 500 by 2020.

President Tsai and the Asia University delegation took a tour of the 3D Printing Center at Nanyang Technological University, with Center Director Prof. Chee-Kai Chu giving a receiving presentation. The center consists of a team of 49 professors and 31 full-time researchers. Currently 103 doctoral and 65 master’s degree students are committed to research. The research lineup is solid and strong and their areas include future manufacturing, aviation, architecture, ocean, biomedicine, food engineer-ing, and their advanced applications. According to Prof. Chua, who was also invited by President Tsai for a visit to Asia University, the development and medical application results of iABC’s 3D Printing Center was impressive, and he will discuss topics with Asia University’s 3D Printing Center for further collaboration.

The delegation of Asia University also paid a visit to the School of Chemi-cal and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, and reached an agreement with Dr. I-Hsin Su, an expert on post protein methylation medication and Dr. Hoi-Yeung Li, an expert on regulation of cell division. Dr. Chi-Yang Huang, dean of Research and Development, Asia University also invited the two experts to visit to Asia University in the near future, discussing the details and schedule for academic collabora-tion. Dr. Kristen Sadler, dean of Research and Development, Nanyang Technological University promised Dean Huang to provide funds for fu-ture joint research projects to start off closer academic exchange of the two universities.

Furthermore, as directors of both Big Data Center and Blockchain Re-search Center, Vice President Grace Lin had deep discussion with the professors representing School of Information and School of Manage-ment about the applications of AI and big data on health care, new retail-ing, fintech and related joint research issues. Vice President Grace Lin al-so talked with Vice President Khin-Yong Lam of Nanyang Technological University, who is full support of Senior Citizen Welfare Center, about possible collaborations. Professors at Nanyang Technological University are planning a reciprocal visit to Asia University to discuss details for fur-ther collaboration.

亞大校長蔡進發帶領參訪團,與新加坡南洋理工大學副校長余明華等人學術座談。
President Jeffery Tsai and members of the delegation having an academ-ic discussion with Vice President Er-Ming Hua, Nanyang Technological University and others