ICT & OTHERS
Team: Calvin Hia, Peng MaoYu, Soh Jun Xian, Sheeqal Rukirsor, Nicholas Witjaksono, Nigel Chan Terng Tseng
Moblocks are blocks that aim to enhance children’s early age development by focusing on 4 crucial domains. The first concept is transference, which is essentially fully understanding what is displayed on a monitor and relating it to real life. For example, understanding the concept of gravity, even in a virtual space. The next 3 areas are fundamentals in the NEL guideline. These include motor skills development, where they interact with blocks, social and emotional development, as they are working with their peers, as well as aesthetics and creative expression, where they let their imagination run wild with possibilities. All this is made possible with our specially designed blocks which allow the physical blocks to have a real time link to the virtual space, where kids can further enhance their creation.
PI: Dr Foong Shao Hui
Team: Emmanuel Tang Zheng Wei, Shawndy Michael Lee Jin Lun, Denzel Lee Meng Da, Tan Yi Xuan
At Spinoff Robotics, we aim to optimise industrial operations through autonomous solutions. Introducing ALICE, an autonomous, tethered configurable drone solution, specialised in inspection and cleaning operations at a height. ALICE’s autonomous features and advanced algorithms help optimise current repetitive manual inspection operations in hard-to-reach areas. This reduces the manpower, logistics, and time needed, while improving the accuracy, precision and safety of the tasks. Capable of sensor-based navigation, ALICE is the ideal solution for GPS-denied environments, like under bridges or near metal containers. Unlike commercially available drones, ALICE features a tethered configuration that is permitted to operate within no-fly zones. The tethering system also provides 2-3 hours of flight time and supports a data link to process bulks of data in real time for immediate defect detection and mapping. ALICE also features a visually controllable fluid ejection capability for precision cleaning operations. Potential applications include aircraft cleaning, infrastructure inspection, structural mapping and cleaning, and quay crane inspection.
PI: Dr Ye Ai
Team: Liu Xiaoguang
To meet the requirements of molecular analysis on the purity of sample to process, Puriogen provides a simple but effective capturing solution with a fully automated system. Puriogen is a time saving solution to extract pathogen cells within 15 minutes, for every 5ml of human whole blood. Compared to the conventional 5 steps manual intensive centrifugation-based method, Puriogen has simplified the process into a singular automated step while possessing two to three times increased efficiency. Even in very low concentration of pathogen sample, Puriogen is able to capture a majority of the pathogens to maintain confidence of molecular analysis. Puriogen utilises disposable chip and a fully enclosed pipeline to reduce contamination without manual touching.
PI: Dr Tan Mei Chee, Dr Low Hong Yee
Team: Daniel Wirawan, Lee Jia Juen
The rapidly escalating global CO2 levels arising from essential economic and human activities result in dangerous global consequences. Major efforts in decarbonisation focuses on point source carbon capture. CarbonBits aspires to contribute to decarbonisation in urban spaces through distributed direct air capture. Not deterred by the considerably more dilute carbon concentration outside-of-point sources, CarbonBits views that “every bit” of carbon counts. The De-Carbonizer, a 1st generation low footprint device that captures and releases CO2 on demand has been developed. Our product is based on a proprietary material which requires less space, less energy and is versatile enough for ready integration into urban or confined spaces. This pioneering technology seeks to expand the circular carbon economy by closing the loop between capture and utilisation. The possibilities for this technology are endless – including air quality management, urban farming, carbon trading and much more.
PI: Dr Huang Shaoying
Team: Chen Yidan, Yu Wenwei, Jodi Tan Kai Yu
The majority of clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners are based on the superconducting magnet. They are bulky, heavy, and usually require high power consumption, which leads to stringent siting constrain. In addition, the cost of owning and operating clinical MRI is very high, resulting in high costs for patients and hospitals, both with accessibility limited to full-fledged hospitals. EzyMRI is bringing to the market a compact, portable MRI machine for affordable, point-of-care imaging. The product has a table-top footprint and provides the users diagnostic image quality with simple, straightforward operational procedures. The portable MRI system, ezyMRI has two core technologies – the permanent magnet array and the image reconstruction software. The design ensures confined magnetic field and low power consumption which resolves the infrastructure input for an MRI suite. In addition, it reduces the patients’ anxiety during a scan by minimising the machine noise and providing a relatively open space to avoid claustrophobic anxiety.
PI: Assoc Prof Hady W. Lauw
Team: Maksim Tkachenko, Tan Xin Rong, Steffi
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