The update of VESALIUS Robot

posted 9 Jan 2012, 00:24 by Tang Hsiao-Wei

New website for the K.U.Leuven Spin-Off, Instrumen, around the ARCM technology

posted 26 Dec 2011, 02:52 by Thierry Janssens   [ updated 26 Dec 2011, 02:53 ]


For more details, please visit

Prof. Tang declared 2020 vision in "Invest in Taiwan"

posted 14 Aug 2011, 19:33 by Tang Hsiao-Wei

For more info, please visit

The website of ICEMR

posted 9 Jun 2011, 20:18 by Tang Hsiao-Wei

For the update and opportunities of the International Center of Excellence in Medical Robot, please visit to

Prof. Hsiao-Wei Tang appointed to setup International Center of Excellence in Medical Robot

posted 23 Feb 2011, 01:24 by Tang Hsiao-Wei

ICEMR Introduction:
The International Center of Excellence in Medical Robot (ICEMR) is pioneering in robotic research, clinical validation, cost evaluation and product development for medical applications which include surgery, surgical aide, rehabilitation, nursing, personnel carrier and etc. The mission of ICEMR is to demonstrate the benefits of medical robots and to promote its usage in hospitals. Our vision is to bring 'Smart Automation in the Operating Theater, in Hospitals and in Healthcare' to bring quality, comfort, high-tech and economy to the patients, surgeons, hospitals and the whole healthcare system.
The ICEMR is located inside the IRCAD-Taiwan AITS which provide direct feedback from outstanding surgeons, access to cutting-age surgical techniques and world leading medical device manufacturers. The ICEMR is funded by Show Chwan Health Care System which offers sustainable financial backup and clinical platform for medical robot pilot studies and clinical trials.

The inventor receives professorship in Taiwan

posted 5 Jan 2011, 19:35 by Tang Hsiao-Wei   [ updated 7 Jan 2011, 05:32 ]

Prof. dr. ir. Hsiao-Wei Tang, Inventor VESALIUS Robot, is appointed adjunct assistant professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering in National Cheng-Kung University of Taiwan since 05/01/2011. 
Prof. Tang is awarded Standford-Taiwan Biomedical Fellowship. 
Prof. Tang is no longer affiliated with K. U. Leuven Belgium since 01/01/2011. 

FP7 proposal with VESALIUS Robot Platform for Minimally Invasive Surgery

posted 20 Oct 2010, 00:11 by Tang Hsiao-Wei

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the VESALIUS Robot research team, I would like to raise
your interests in joining a consortium to enter FP7 proposal for the
next call deadline on 18 January 2011 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time).
The VESALIUS Robot project is a 10 years research project 100% funded
by K.U.Leuven.
The VESALIUS Robot Platform (VRP) is a common platform to develop
potential Robot Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery applications. It
is one of the safest and most simple robotic platform to be used for
surgical purposes. Its Remote Center Motion (RCM), always on top of
the patient feature and its V-shape design minimize the risk of
robot-patient collision. Its non redundant and decoupled degrees of
freedom provide the intuitive and exact way of control, even by hand
in powerless situation. The adjustment in X and Z axis allows it to
cope with variable incision position on patients. (Y axis adjustable
by sliding on the rail of operating table). Its high payload enables
additional instruments, devices and actuators to be handled and
manipulated within patient's body. Best of all is its small working
envelope which is preferable for human-robot co-manipulation and most
suitable in multi-robot cooperation.
It is just like a computer. New smart program and hardware can be
installed to achieve different purposes in Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Our examples on Laser surgery and camera holder illustrate the basic
concept. Advance technologies can make it even more useful. Such as
the semi-automatic laser scanning function on Laser robot. And the 3D
reconstruction on camera holder robot. It can also applied in Single
Port Access (SPA) Surgery.
More information can be found in

Live demonstration can be arranged within K.U.Leuven

Best regards,

Hsiao-Wei TANG, PhD
Inventor Vesalius Robot
Robot Assisted Surgery Group
Dept. Mechanical Engineering, K.U.Leuven Belgium
Tel:+32 (0) 16 322512 Fax:+32 (0) 16 322987 Mobile:+32 (0) 485377102
Add: Celestijnenlaan 300B, 3001Heverlee, Belgium

VESALIUS Robot shines in ICT 2010 event in Brussels

posted 1 Oct 2010, 03:03 by Tang Hsiao-Wei

In ICT 2010 event in Brussels, VESALIUS Robot demonstrates camera holder and laser surgery applications. It draws a huge attention from the audiences and been filmed by EuroNews and Chinese CCTV. 

Dr. Thierry Janssens takes over CEO leadership

posted 2 Sep 2010, 02:12 by Tang Hsiao-Wei

From Aug 23, Dr. Thierry Janssens takes over CEO leadership to stimulate the K.U.Leuven spinoff project into another level. He has experience in developing and designing mechatronic systems, system modelling and identification and control of mechatronic systems. He also has a certificate on the knowledge of business management and participated twice in a mini enterprise, Vlaamse Jonge Ondernemingen. He holds a Master in Engineering Sciences at K.U.Leuven and received his PhD in Engineering at the K.U.Leuven on February 2010.

VESALIUS Camera Holder animal test

posted 23 Aug 2010, 02:25 by Tang Hsiao-Wei   [ updated 2 Sep 2010, 02:34 ]

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