Funding Acknowledgement

Apr 2021 – Mar 2024

Multi-stage Soft Robotic Assistant for Intra-operative MRI-guided Stereotactic Brain Biopsy and Neurosurgery, funded by Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), via Midstream Research Programme (MRP)
[Project no. MRP/029/20X]

Jan 2021 – Dec 2023

Intra-operative MRI-guided Robotic System for Ultrasound-driven Drug Delivery, funded by Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, via General Research Fund (GRF)
[Project no. 17207020]

May 2020 – Apr 2025

Multi-scale Medical Robotics Center Limited, funded by Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), via Health@InnoHK cluster 
[Project no. EW01500]

May 2020 – Apr 2025

Centre for Garment Production Limited funded by Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), via AIR@InnoHK cluster
 

Jan 2020 – Dec 2022

Robot-assisted Laser Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma under Intra-operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging, funded by Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, via General Research Fund (GRF)
[Project no. 17205919]

Feb 2019 – Jul 2021

Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guidance for Robotic Transoral Surgery, funded by Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), via University-Industry Collaboration Programme (UICP)
[Project no.UIM/353, PiH/244/19, PiH/120/19, InP/120/19, InP/199/19]

Jan 2019 – Dec 2021

Intra-operative MRI-guided Robotic System for Photothermal Therapy of Bladder Cancer, funded by Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, via General Research Fund (GRF)
[Project no. 17206818]

Jan 2018 – Dec 2020

MRI-guided Soft Continuum Robotic System for Transoral Laser Microsurgery, funded by Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, via General Research Fund (GRF)
[Project no. 17202317]

Jan 2017 – Dec 2019

High-performance MRI-guided Robotic System for Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery, funded by Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, via General Research Fund (GRF)
[Project no. 17227616]

Jan 2016 – Dec 2018

MRI-guided and Robot-assisted Catheterization for Cardiac Electrophysiological Intervention, funded by Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, via Early Career Scheme (ECS)
[Project no. 27209515]

Dec 2018 – Nov 2023

Co-PI – Image-guided Automatic Robotic Surgery, funded by Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, via Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS)
[Project no. T42-409/18-R]

May 2016 – May 2017

Development of Soft Robotic Colonoscope for Non-invasive Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy, funded by Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), via Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP)
[Project no. ITS/361/15FX]

Aug 2014 – Jul 2019

Interventional Imaging and Robotic Systems, funded by Croucher Foundation, via Start-up allowance for Croucher award recipients