Leveraging magnetic linkage to replace the physical connection laparoscopes, MAGS reduces patient’s trauma by removing the incision port required by conventional endoscopes in minimally invasive surgery. It enables a smoother surgical procedure by preventing instrument collisions. Multiple endoscopes can also be deployed simultaneously to offer multi-view of surgical targets.
Conventional laparoscopes are not suitable for single port surgery as they limit the surgeon's field of view and may collide with other instruments. They also occupy much port space and hence bigger incisions or additional port is required.
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.