RCMBE first started in 1994 as The Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Musculoskeletal Bioengineering and Rehabilitation Technology as joint university collaboration with a special earmarked initiation grant from the University Grants Committee in Hong Kong. The Center was formally approved as a PolyU Research Center in 2000 with the title Research Center for Musculoskeletal Bioengineering (RCMBE). The RCMBE was re-validated in 2005 and was strengthened under HTI Department and with additional individual colleagues in other departments, faculties and institutions. RCMBE was further re-validated in 2010 and was approved to continue the operation for a period of three years, i.e., 15 September 2010 - 14 September 2013. The further realignment of RCMBE was done in May 2012 from HTI/FHHS to Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering in Faculty of Engineering.
To promote interdisciplinary research and development in Musculoskeletal Bioengineering and Rehabilitation Technology
To hold regular joint seminars and other meetings, as appropriate, to facilitate local interdisciplinary exchanges, foster a complementary relationship with relevant activities in the Asia-Pacific region, and to initiate international collaboration and exchange programmes
To promote technology transfer in Biomedical Engineering & Rehabilitation Technology.