Tiny Ingestible Robot for Targeted Digestive Disease Therapy

 

In response to the current problems in the medical treatment of the digestive system, we developed a series of tiny ingestible robots to provide localised, targeted treatment of the digestive system. When a patient ingests a tiny robot, it enters the digestive system and can be controlled by a magnetic field to reach the diseased area in the body. Then it will release a drug to treat the disease. Our solution has some advantages over the traditional methods: our robots are non-toxic and easy to ingest; and the therapy is minimally invasive, with few side effects.

 

 

Team members

Mr GUO Dong* (PhD student, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, CityU)
Mr YANG Xiong (PhD student, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, CityU)
Mr FENG Yu (PhD student, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, CityU)
Mr LI Geng (PhD student, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, CityU)

* Person-in-charge
(Info based on the team's application form)

Achievement

1. CityU HK Tech 300 Seed Fund (2021)
2. System and method for manipulating an object for imaging, US Patent 9,921,400
3. A novel sample alignment stage and approach for full-orientation imaging under microscopy, US Patent Submitted
4. Method for converting inanimate object to small-scale robot on-demand, US Patent Submitted