CAS sci-tech achievements displayed

Writer: Zhang Yu  |  Editor: Stephanie Yang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2021-12-28

Flexible micro-nano mechanical sensor, plasma tumor clinical treatment equipment and portable NAD+ detector are among some of the high-tech products the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) delegation is displaying at the ongoing 23rd China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF).

A woman tries a VEINCAS projection infrared vein finder developed by Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS. Zhang Yu

This year, CAS has organized its affiliated scientific research institutes across the country to showcase their latest scientific and technological achievements at the annual fair.

The tech products cover advanced manufacturing, information technology, life and health, new materials, synthetic biology, neuroscience, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced electronic materials fields.

One of the products is a VEINCAS projection infrared vein finder developed by Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS.

“The device is suitable for assisting medical staff in intravenous insertion, injections, blood drawing, as well as observing and evaluating various diseased venous vessels,” said Yuan Jiao, a staffer from Shenzhen Vivolight Medical Device & Technology Co. Ltd.

Vivolight, a minimally invasive laser medical firm headquartered in Shenzhen, is a national high-tech enterprise supported by CAS for industrial transformation.

At present, the device has been exported to more than 70 countries worldwide and served nearly 1,000 hospitals in China, according to Yuan. The vein finder had also played a role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Libya in 2014 and the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

In another development, IrisStar Technology Co. Ltd., a high-tech AI enterprise incubated by the Institute of Automation, CAS, has brought its iris-face integrated recognition products to the fair.

“Multimodal iris-face integrated recognition technology is characterized by fast facial biometric recognition and ultra-high security,” said Yu Jiwei, a staffer from the company.

Iris-face integrated recognition devices brought to the high-tech fair by the Institute of Automation, CAS.

According to Yu, everyone’s iris is unique and iris recognition has the advantage of accurately finding people in a large database. Meanwhile, the products can complete iris recognition within two seconds at a 1.2-meter distance.

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS has also presented nearly 200 sci-tech projects from various fields to demonstrate its significant achievements in the city over the past 15 years.

CHTF, dubbed as China’s No. 1 tech fair, takes place at the exhibition center in Futian District and the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center in Bao’an District both online and offline this year.

The offline fair will last until tomorrow, while the online fair will run for five days until Friday.