Hailiang Wang

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Hailiang Wang


Short Description

Dr. Hailiang Wang is a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his Ph.D. degree (Human Factors Engineering) and MSc. degree (Industrial Engineering) from The University of Hong Kong, and Mphil degree (Management) and Bachelor degree (Management) from Dalian University of Technology. 

Research Interests

His research interests include human factors/ergonomics (HFE), human-computer interaction, UI/UX design, health systems engineering, human psychosocial behaviors with technology, with an attempt to enhance people's safety and health. His recent projects mainly focus on the application of smart technology (e.g., VR/AR, sensor, AIoT) and big data techniques to design health care systems/devices. 

Teaching Areas

◆    Design Research (Product Design, BA)
◆    Introduction to Ergonomics (Design Strategies, MDes)
◆    Digital Aesthetics (Interactive Media, BA)


I am looking for Ph.D. students, research assistants/associates, and student helpers. Interested candidates please send your CV, transcripts, and publications (if any) to me for consideration.

Selected Publications

◆  Wang, H.L.*, Zhao, Y., Wang, J. (2022). Association between Postural Balance Performance and Handgrip Strength in Hong Kong Seniors. HFES 2022 Annual Meeting (HFES 66th International Annual Meeting) (accepted). 

◆  Zhang, J.X., Wang, H.L., Lee, Y.H., Pang, Y.C., and Luximon Y.* (2022). Older adults’ actual use and adoption intention of smart health care technologies. The 24th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 26 June-1 July, 2022 (accepted). 

◆  Zhang, J.X., Luximon, Y., Wang, H.L.* (2022), Effectiveness of exergaming-based interventions for mobility performance in older adults with Parkinson’s disease: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Age and Ageing. (accepted; IF=10.668)

◆  Fan, X.M., Wang, H.L., Zhao, Y.*, Huang, K.H., Wu, Y.T., Sun, T.L., and Tsui, K.L. (2022), Automatic fall risk assessment with Siamese network for stroke survivors using inertial sensor-based signals. International Journal of Intelligent System. 1- 17. doi:10.1002/int.22838 (IF=8.709)

◆  Lin, H., Jian, C., Cao, Y., Ma, X., Wang, H.L., Miao, F., Fan, X.*, Yang, J., Zhao, G., and Zhou, H. (2022), MDD-TSVM: A novel semi supervised-based method for major depressive disorder detection using electroencephalogram signals. Computers in Biology and Medicine. 140: p. 105039. (IF=4.589)

◆  Hsu, Y.C., Wang, H.L., Zhao, Y.*, Chen, F., Tsui, K.L. (2021). Automatic recognition and analysis of balance activity in community-dwelling older adults: Algorithm validation. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 23(12): e30135 (IF=5.430)

◆  Pan, H., Zhao, Y., Wang, H.L. *, Li, X., Leung, E., Chen, F., Cabrera, J., Tsui, K.L. (2021). Influencing factors of Barthel index scores among the community-dwelling elderly in Hong Kong: A Random Intercept Model. BMC Geriatric 21, 484. (IF=3.970)

◆  Yu, L., Zhao, Y.*, Wang, H.L., Sun, T-L, Murphy, T.E., and Tsui, K.L. (2021). Assessing elderly’s functional balance and mobility via analyzing data from waist-mounted tri-axial wearable accelerometers in time up and go tests. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 21(1):108. (IF=2.796)

◆  Fan, X.M., Wang, H.L., Zhao, Y.*, Ye Li, and Tsui, K.L. (2021), An adaptive weight learning-based multitask deep network for continuous blood pressure estimation using electrocardiogram signals. Sensors, 21(5):1595. (IF=3.576)

◆  Wang, H.L., Tao, D.*, Cai, J., Qu, X. (2021). Effects of vibration and target size on the use of input devices in pointing and dragging-and-dropping tasks. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1002/hfm.20938 (IF=1.722)

◆  Wang, H.L., Tao, D.*, and Yan, M. (2021). Effects of text enhancement on reduction of look-alike drug name confusion: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Quality Management in Healthcare, 30(4):233-243. 

On-going Projects (as PI)

◆  "Development of an immersive virtual reality-based, sensor-augmented system for treatment and assessment of mild cognitive impairment"; Start-up Fund for RAPs, PolyU (UGC).
◆  "A technology-augmented gait and balance self-management system for older adults: prototype design and usability test"; Departmental Supporting Fund, PolyU (UGC).
◆  "Walking towards successful aging: design and evaluation of a smart stick"; Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scheme, PolyU (UGC).
◆  "Labeling design for medicines: how to reduce confusion errors caused by look-alike drug names"; Departmental Start-up Fund, PolyU (UGC).
◆  "Research on the visual search mechanism and intervention strategy for medical workers in look-alike drug name selection"; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).