The human body structure is highly complex and irregular. In conventional orthopedic surgery, doctors have to remove a considerable amount of healthy tissue in order to gain access to the target surgical sites with straight and rigid surgical tools. This will lead to postoperative pain and complications, so prolonging hospital stays and recovery time.
Through the InnoHK funding support of the HKSAR Government, the Multi-Scale Medical Robotics Center (MRC) was established in 2020 by the Chinese University of Hong Kong in collaboration with ETH Zürich, Imperial College London, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Hong Kong. We bring the worlds of medicine and robotics together, focusing on technological innovation with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefits.
Furthermore, we support three areas of research including: Endoluminal multi-scale robotic platforms for diagnostics and therapeutics, Magnetic-guided endoluminal robotic platform, Image-guided robotic interventions.