Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Ang Wei Tech
Executive Director, Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Courtesy Appointment)
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Prof Ang Wei Tech is currently the Executive Director of the Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore, a joint research collaboration by NTU, A*STAR and NHG. He holds joint faculty appointments at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
Dr Ang’s research focuses on robotics technology in biomedical applications, and assistive and rehabilitation technologies. He has won many competitive research grants totaling more than S$40M.
Prof Ang graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, USA with a PhD degree in Robotics in 2004, and from NTU Singapore with M.Eng. and B.Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 and 1997 respectively.
- BioRobotics / Bio-Mechatronics
- Rehabilitation Engineering
- Assistive Technology
- Robotic Microsurgery
- Robotic Cell Micromanipulation
  • Assistive Robotics Programme
  • FHT Module 3: Connected Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology
  • FHT Module 3: Connected Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology (Project 1 & 4)
  • Mobile Robotic Balance Assistant (MRBA)
  • NTU Postdoctoral Fellowships in Rehabilitation Research
  • Variable Stiffness Wrist Brace for Parkinson’s Tremor Suppression
US-2019-0076203 -A1: Handheld Surgical Instrument, Surgical Tool System, Methods Of Forming And Operating The Same (2020)
Abstract: Various embodiments provide a handheld surgical instrument including a laser source configured to emit a laser beam for generating a laser marker on a surface, an inertial measurement unit configured to detect a motion of the handheld surgical instrument and generate a first signal including information on the motion of the handheld surgical instrument detected by the inertial measurement unit, and a movable platform for holding a controlled tool tip. The handheld surgical instrument additionally includes an actuator mechanically coupled to the movable platform, and a processing circuit configured to control the actuator to move the movable platform based on the first signal generated by the inertial measurement unit and a second signal generated by a vision unit based on a movement of the laser marker, so that the movement of the movable platform at least partially compensates a tremulous motion of the handheld surgical instrument.