Executive Staff: Chung- huang Yu, Assistant professor.

Executive Staff: Chung- huang Yu, Assistant professor,  Intelligent Mechatronics Assistive Devices Lab


PhD, Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering, University College London, UK.
MSc, Mechanical Design Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

Working experience:

Assistant Professor, Medical Department, Taipei Medical University, Taipei Taiwan.
Researcher, Institute of Bioengineering, University College London, UK.
Researcher, Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering, University College London, UK.
Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.


Mechatronic, Signal acquisition and analysis, Motion analysis.

Teaching course:

Biomedical signal acquisition & analysis with LabVIEW & MatLab.
Embedded System & SoC.
Assistive technologies, principles & practice.
Computer aided engineering with Pro/E, Pro/M.
Theory and applications of sensors and actuators.


  • Understanding the needs of users,
  • Integrating the medical and engineering knowledge,
  • Smartifing / Optimizing the solution,
  • Teaming the members to achieve the above.


  • For the disabled participants, utilizing the state-of-art techniques to create smart assistive devices which fulfill the demand of users, activities, and contexts.

  • For our members, providing the platform for independent thinking training, inter-discipline team-working, implementing professional knowledge in assistive device.

Research Fields:

  • Mobility and Manipulation Devicess.
  • Assistive Devicess for the visually impaired.


  • Measurement Devices Design.
  • Medical Data Acquisition Devices Design.
  • Rehabilitation Devices Design.
  • Assistive Devices Design.

Member Recruiting:

For those who are independent thinking, open-mind, co-operative, pursuing integrating theory and practice.


  • Self management.
  • Independent Working.
  • Journal Reading.
  • Study Progress Seminar.
  • Attend exhibition, field working, company or factory.

The must read book(s):

The Minto Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing, Thinking and Problem Solving by Barbara Minto, Minto International, ISBN: 0960191038.

Graduation Requirements:

  1. High quality thesis
  2. SCI paper (draft)
  3. Experience transfer, you can package them in CD/ DVD.

For members and future participants:

Hi, In the light of several events happened before and recently, I think I need to write this email to clear the air.

As you know, I am quite English-culture influenced. In other words, I respect all of you as grownups and independent researchers. I like to advise you to plan, manage, and finish in time your research, but you are still in charge. My job is to make sure your theses full of thinking and quality, not just some meaningless words. I feel a research without quality is a waste of life, both yours and mine and I hate wasting time. I never treat you as my research assistants; you are the researcher yourselves. You decide what you want to do and when you do it; I tell you what consequence would be, what important things should be considered, and try to provide research resources for you. When you cannot find a good solution, I suggest possible directions based on my best knowledge. You do the research and I assist. But, remember I am not your research assistant, i.e. don't expect me to review articles for you, read manuals, write computer programs, make circuits, proofread your thesis, etc., which a research student should do by their own. So, please help me to help you, i.e. do the research stuff with your best effort first, if still stuck, then I am very willing to help. And, most importantly, don't rush me to read your thesis draft. I need time to read your writings carefully and I think you need more time amend it. It is normal that four or five major revisions of a thesis are required before submitting for the oral examination, which should take several months. A student without good thesis will not graduate in my lab any more. So, be warned and please plan ahead.

By the way, as an English habit, I will never phone your home and except emergency I will not call you outside office hours (especially, at night). Otherwise, it is regarded as an impolite behavior. Although I do think about research 24 hours a day, please respect my English habit and do the same to me.

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Good luck to you research!

Yours truly,

Chung- huang Yu

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