External Funding Allocated as Principal Investigator : HKD 100 millions (~ USD 12 millions)
    External Grants

    Thirteen RGC CERG / GRF Research Grants (2003-2022)
    Eleven Innovation and Technology Funds (2008-2022)
    One from ANSO for the Chinese "Belt and Road Initiative" (2021)
    One research fund from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation, Australia (2019)
    One Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF 2015)
    One Microsoft Research Asia Collaborative Research Grant (2015)
    One Assistive Technology for Persons with Disabilities Fund (ATDF 2011)
    One UGC Learning and Teaching Grant
    One Jockey Club Funded Project (2018)

    List of Funded Projects

    1. Design of elastomer-based soft actuator and flexible electronic polymers sensor for rehabilitation of hand function after stroke (1 Jan 2023 – 31 Dec 2025)
      (GRF project CUHK 14216622, RGC) Principal Investigator

    2. Multimodal Gait Analysis and Interactive Exoskeleton Robot-Assisted Gait Training System (1 Oct 2022- 31 Sep 2024)
      (ITF-Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Funding Scheme MHP/089/21), Principal Investigator

    3. Simultaneous Dual-Task Cycling Exercise Training on Cognitive Function for the Elderly (1 Apr 2019 – 31 Mar 2021)
      (ITF MRP/010/18) Principal Investigator

    4. HOPE4Care (2018 – 2021)
      (Hong Kong Jockey Club Charity fund ) Principal Investigator

    5. Design of synchronized pairing peripheral nerve stimulation and cortical polarization to promote post-stroke neuroplasticity for hand function recovery (1 Jan 2019 – 31 Dec 2021)
      (GRF 14208118, RGC) Principal Investigator

    6. Soft Robotics for Upper-Limb Rehabilitation (1 Jan 2019 – 31 Dec 2020)
      (ITF ITS/065/18FP) Principal Investigator

    7. Using neuroimage and computational modeling to customize high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation protocols for facilitating hand function recovery after stroke (1 Jan 2018 – 31 Dec 2020)
      (GRF 14207617, RGC) Principal Investigator

    8. Development of a brain computer interface system with neurofeedback to facilitate the activation of the mirror neuron system for stroke rehabilitation (2015) (1 Jan 2016 – 31 Dec 2018)
      (GRF project CUHK 14204315, RGC) Principal Investigator

    9. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Rapid Movement Therapy with Real-time Feedback to Improve Balance Recovery for Fall Prevention after Stroke
      (Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF Ref 12131911 (1 Aug 2015 - 31 Jul 2017)) Principal Investigator

    10. Interactive Cognitive Training System for the Elderly based on Kinect v2 (2015-16)
      (Microsoft Research Asia Collaborative Research Grant ) Principal Investigator

    11. Neural engineering and Neurorehabilitation Facilities
      (CUHK Academic Equipment Grant) Principal Investigator

    12. Brain Training System using electroencephalography (EEG) for Neurorehabilitation of Hand Function after Stroke (2013) (1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2016)
      (GRF project PolyU 525513, RGC) Principal Investigator

    13. Interactive Exoskeleton Robot for Walking (2013) (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2015)
      (ITF - Guangdong - Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme, GHP/001/12), Principal Investigator

    14. Design a Neuromuscular Interface System for Optimizing Early Neurorehabilitation Training after Stroke by an Animal Model Study (2011)
      (GRF project PolyU 527511, UGC) Principal Investigator

    15. Kinect for Rehabilitation and Quality of Life (Apr 2011 - Mar 2012)
      (Development of Assistive Technology for Persons with Disabilities Fund (ATDF), AF-016) Principal Investigator

    16. Brain Training Device for Neurorehabilitation in Stroke Recovery (2011 - 2013)
      (ITF - Guangdong - Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme, GHP/011/10), Principal Investigator

    17. A New Design of Functional Electrical Stimulation and Robot System (FES - Robot) Driven by Voluntary Intention for Early Stroke Rehabilitation (2009)
      (GRF project PolyU 5318/09E, UGC) Principal Investigator

    18. A New Design of the Interactive Control Strategy in a Robotic System for Early Stroke Rehabilitation (2008)
      (GRF project PolyU 5292/08E, UGC) Principal Investigator

    19. Interactive Intention-Driven Upper-Limb Training Robotic System (2008 - 2010)
      (ITF - Guangdong - Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme, GHP/003/07), Principal Investigator

    20. The Mechanism of Post-Stroke Recovery with Intervention of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) - A Study of the Neurochemical Effects (2007)
      (CERG project PolyU 5633/07M, UGC) Principal Investigator>

    21. BCI-FES for Stroke Rehabilitation with Neurophysiological Techniques (2007)
      Principal Investigator

    22. Optimized Post-stroke Rehabilitation Training with Adaptive Fatigue Control by Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) (2006)
      (CERG project PolyU 5284/06E, UGC) Principal Investigator

    23. Bio-mechatronic Therapeutic Robotic System (2006)
      (PolyU Niche Areas Fund) Principal Investigator

    24. A New Design of the Control in Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for Stroke Rehabilitation based on Neuromuscular Modeling(2005)
      (CERG project PolyU 5271/05E, UGC) Principal Investigator

    25. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) for Stroke Rehabilitation - Possible Recovery Mechanisms (2005)
      (PolyU Res Grant) Principal Investigator

    26. Bio-model-based Fatigue Control in Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) with Selective Multi-channel Neural Stimulation for Stroke Rehabilitation (2005)
      (PolyU Res Grant) Investigator

    27. A Study of Post-stroke Rehabilitation Applying Training Exercises and Drugs in a Rat Model of Focal Cerebral Ischemia(2004)
      (PolyU Res Grant: Joint supervision PhD Zhejiang University and PolyU) co-Investigator

    28. Development of New Implantable Neuroprosthesis (Functional Electrical Stimulation System) to Restore Hand Functions (2004)
      (PolyU Res Grant) Principal Investigator

    29. A New Design of Rehabilitation Robot using Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for People after Stroke (2003)
      (CERG project PolyU 5320/03E, UGC), Principal Investigator

    30. TeleCare Technology for the Elderly and the Disabled at Home and in Community (2003)
      (Jockey Club), Leader (Task A)

    31. Development of a low cost dropped foot stimulation with client usage logging and wireless controls (2002)
      (IGARD, Institute for Enterprise, PolyU), Principal Investigator

    32. Establishing an interdisciplinary framework for enhancing applied and life long learning in health and social care programmes (2002)
      (TDG, UGC), Co-Investigator

    33. Acquiring a New Sophisticated Gait Training System with Virtual Reality Technology (2002)
      (PolyU Grant, PolyU), Principal Investigator

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