Microrobotic system with actuation and imaging sintegrated for Knee joint repair


City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has developed a clinical microrobotic system integerated with both imaging and treatment solution for knee joint repair research and surgical operation to apply precision medicine applications

Technical name of innovation
Clinical Microrobotic Actuation System
Research completion
Commercialisation opportunities
Exclusive licensing
Problem addressed

The clinical scaled microrobotic system developed by CityU provide a new theraputic treatment to cure degenerative joint disease

  • 3D printed magnetic driven microrobots for carrying stem cell for regenretative tehrapy
  • By scientifically designing and arranging the positions of multiple electromagnetic coils, an effective human trial workspace is provided for clinical knee joint treatment
  • Photoacoustic imaging transducer is integrated with the coil system for real-time deep tissue microrobots imaging
Key impact
  • The system balances magnetic actuation performance and workspace expansion for clinical applications
  • Advancement of real-time deep tissue microrobot imaging for precision delivery
  • Advancement of precision medicine and regenerative therapy
  • Degenerative joint disease (Osteoarthritis)
  • Cardiovascular disease
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

As one of the fastest growing universities in the world over the past decade, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is recognised as a hub for innovation in research and professional education. CityU identifies solutions to critical global challenges by extending the frontiers of knowledge both within and beyond existing research paradigms.

The University’s highly qualified academics are drawn from all over the world, not only bringing a wealth of research and professional experience to the teaching programmes, but also contributing to the knowledge and technology advancement.