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Dr. M. S. Wong is an Associate Professor and served as an Associate Head (Academic) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He also chaired the Departmental Learning and Teaching Committee and acted as the Programme Leader of the B.Sc. (Hons.) programme in Biomedical Engineering and Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Clinic Coordinator at PolyU. He is a clinician as well as an engineer. He has been practising in the public and private sectors of the prosthetic and orthotic services over 25 years.  His main research interests are scoliosis, spinal orthotics, prevention of fragility fractures, gait and posture analysis, CAD/CAM in prosthetics and orthotics, and prosthetics and orthotics outcome evaluation.

He is the Scientific Committee Chair and Executive Board Member of International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), and Executive Board Member of International Research Society of Spinal Deformities (IRSSD).

He has >200 peer-review publications, >80 invited lectures and >15 research students. His vision is to promote evidence-based P&O practices via comprehensive didactic and clinical education, continuous professional development and concerted clinical research in order to improve the quality of life of the people with physical disabilities.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Certificate of Prosthetist, Medical & Health Department

Master of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Postgraduate Diploma in Biomechanics, University of Strathclyde


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  • 2nd Runner-up (Student Research Award)

    Wong, Man Sang (Supervisor) & Hassan Beygi, B (Recipient), Nov 2015

    Prize: Prize (research)

  • Best Paper Award

    Wong, Man Sang (Supervisor) & Hassan Beygi , B (Recipient), Oct 2018

    Prize: Prize (research)

  • Best Paper Award

    Wong, Man Sang (Supervisor), Li, M (Recipient), Cheng, CY (Recipient), Ng, KW (Recipient), Lam, TP (Recipient), Zheng, YP (Recipient) & Ying, M (Recipient), Oct 2010

    Prize: Prize (research)

  • Best Paper Award

    Wong, Man Sang (Recipient), Chalmers, E (Recipient), Lou, E (Recipient), Hill, D (Recipient) & Zhao, V (Recipient), Oct 2012

    Prize: Prize (research)

  • Best Paper Award

    Wong, Man Sang (Supervisor) & Wong, WY (Recipient), Sept 2007

    Prize: Prize (research)