The research group of Medical Mechatronics at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of NUS aims to facilitate surgical and interventional systems by engineering approaches, which are also known as Computer-Integrated Surgical (CIS) and Computer-Integrated Interventional Systems (CIIS). To meet clinical needs, we are collaborating with clinicians and aiming to extend their capability of planing and carrying out surgical interventions more accurately, safely, efficiently, effectively and less invasively, based on the advances of technologies in mechatronics, medical imaging, signal processing, surgical navigation, computer vision, robotic control, sensing and biomechanical analysis. For more information about our research projects, please click HERE
The EI Lab, headed by Dr Raye Yeow, focuses on bio-inspired engineering research. Together with his team of engineers and students, their vision is to study the mechanisms of nature, and to develop biomimetic technologies that will benefit healthcare.
|Soft Surgical Robotics
||Soft Rehabilitation Robotics
|Traditional hard tissue grippers have limited handling of delicate and soft tissues during surgery, particularly due to the high stress points generated on the soft tissue. In our lab, we have developed customizable soft pneumatic chamber-gripper devices which can provide compliant gripping. The soft chamber-gripper device involves very simple design and control to generate actuation and can be very useful in the process of gripping delicate tissue.
||Traditional robotic devices that comprise of rigid components often raise compatibility issue with patients such as impeding natural movement of the joints. Soft robotics is an emerging field that seeks to replace traditional hard rigid robots, particularly in applications where complex and expensive hard robots are deemed unsuitable. Therefore, in this research, we seek to develop wearable exoskeleton using soft robotics approach.
||Wearable sensors are rapidly being adopted into variousdevices to allow for convenient sensing, particularly in the field ofhealthcare and medical devices. In our lab we are developing various wearablesensors including EEG sensors and sensors to monitor athletic performance andfactors which affect them. EEG sensors are currently being developed to allow easymonitoring of the anxiety and emotions experienced by the wearer. Sensors arealso being developed to aid in the process of rehabilitation.