Engineering and Information Sciences


Winson Lee

Current Positions:

Senior Lecturer


PhD in Biomedical Engineering 2006
BSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics 2001, with First Class Honours
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering
Course Director in MSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics (2014-2016)
Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering/ Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, August 2009- June 2016

Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Sept 2012-Sept 2014

Assistant Professor in Biomechanics and
Director of the Prosthetics and Orthotics Research Laboratory
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Yang-Ming University, February 2008-July 2009

Research Fellow (promotion from Postdoc fellow)
School of Engineering Systems
Member of Medical Device Domain in Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Queensland University of Technology, August 2007-January 2008

Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Engineering Systems
Queensland University of Technology, December 2005 - July 2007

Research Interests:

Technology for elderly people
Smart prosthetic/orthotic devices for people with disabilities
Medical device design and analysis
Finite element modelling and 3D printing
Human movement analysis
Human-device mechanical interface design.

You are most welcome to send me an email for discussing research collaboration and PhD opportunities.

Professional Activities:

Founding Member
The Hong Kong Society of Biomechanics


Institute of Active Aging (Competitive internal seeding-grant awaring one aging-related project every year) 2015 Role: Principal investigator "An electronic coach based on plantar-force measurement encouraging elderly people to walk more while considering their individual physical ability"HK$150,000

Health and Medical Research Fund 2013 (External grant) Role: Principal applicant "Biomechanical Approach in Facilitating Long-Distance Walking of Healthy Elderly People" HK$873,440

Innovation and Technology Fund 2013 (External grant) Role: Principal investigator "A New Prosthetic Ankle-Foot Structure Providing Functions of Sensory Feedback and Ankle Adjustability" HK$998,200+ (HK$63,000 industry cash sponsorship)

National Natural Science Foundation of China Individual Project 2012 (External grant) Role: Principal investigator/Partner applicant from Sichuan University "Experimental and numerical studies on the hemodynamics of vascular system in the lower limb stump" RMB 780,000

PolyU Competitive Internal Grants 2010. Role: Principal investigator "Facilitating Higher-Intensity Activities of Young Trans-Tibial Amputees"HK$ 199,000

Taiwan National Science Council Individual Research Project 2008 (External grant) Role: Principal investigator "Direct skeletal attachment of artificial limbs: A computational mechanical analysis" NT$ 1,600,000

QUT IHBI Early Career (competitive internal )Researcher Grant, 2006. Role: Chief investigator "Finite element modeling to analysis and design trans-femoral osseointegrated fixation." A$ 25,000

QUT Early Career (competitive internal) Researcher Grant, 2006. Role: Chief investigator "Mechanical Analysis and Design of Trans-Femoral Osseointegrated Fixation Using Computational Modelling."A$ 6,000

Future Research Topics:

Smart shoes in encouraging elders to walk more and safer
Advanced wearable sensing technology in comprehensively detecting elders' physical conditions
A prosthesis that enables patients to sense the forces and walk better
Mechatronic approach in enabling people with physical disability to conduct more vigorous physical activities
Wearable devices in reducing work-related injuries