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Past Projects

LIFE SCIENCES

  • 2018
    LLPSG NUS4
    Neuroshield

    Department of Psychological Medicine

    Principal Investigator:  Asst Prof Feng Lei

    Team Members: Irwin Kee Mun Cheah, Jenn Ye, Huang Ming Chien, Gunnar Poplawski

    Forgotten where you left your keys? Struggling to remember the name of that person you just met? Sadly, this problem faced by many adults only gets worse with age, with not only decline in memory but mental acuity. Presenting NeuroShield, a specialized brain health supplement with scientifically proven effects on memory performance and cognitive health. Developed with laboratory and clinical evidence by our team neuroscientists at the National University of Singapore, the unique and natural ingredients have been shown to be safe (with ‘GRAS’ status) and effective in preserving memory and cognitive functions.

  • 2018
    LLPSG NUS4
    Eden

    Digital Dentistry at Temasek Poly (Modern Aging)

    Principal Investigator: Peter Peng

    Team Members: Alex Chow, Boon Yu Pei, Foo Hui Shi, Liu Yaning, Joseph Phang

    Eden’s goal is to develop custom impression trays to help the aged population with needs for accurate fitting dentures. A secondary benefit is they will be low cost while maintaining a high quality standard. As opposed to the conventional practice of using standard trays, a custom tray option is specific to the impression. Similar to fingerprints or DNA, every person’s dental profile is different. The custom tray will accurately fit the dental arch profile of the person, ensuring accurate fit and little to no discomfort.

  • 2018
    LLPSG NUS4
    EnaSmile

    Department of Dentistry, NUS

    Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Stephen C. Y. Hsu

    Team Members: Naohiro Tamura, Ricky Ziming Guo

    EnaSmile provides personalised and effective tooth decay prevention through the use of lasers. This technology is based on Prof. Stephen Hsu’s research findings on dental laser applications.
    Tooth decay is a globally prevalent dental condition affecting the vast majority of the human population, leading to financial burden and compromised quality of life for individuals. While existing preventive dental care solutions have plateaued in efficacy, EnaSmile brings new ‘light’ to tooth decay prevention through an unconventional laser-assisted strategy that greatly reduces chances of cavity development by making the tooth surface more resistant to acids.

  • 2018
    LLPSG NUS4
    Nanoray

    Department of Chemistry

    Principal Investigator: Prof Liu Xiaogang

    Team Members: Gaelle Cohen, Chen Qiushui

    Nano Ray provides the next generation of X-ray detectors that offer superior imaging performance, safer operations, and portable applications. Such detectors are applicable to the $33 billion medical, security and industrial X-ray imaging market. The backbone of Nano Ray’s technology lies in its development of a nanocrystal scintillator (published in Nature Letters, 2018) through a low temperature and low cost process. When Nano Ray’s scintillators are integrated with detectors, X-ray dose can be lowered by 70% for the same image quality due to the enhanced limited X-ray conversion quantum yield thus affording safer operating environments. Dynamic imaging is also improved because of the faster response to x-rays (reduced from 1000ns to 45ns).

     

  • 2018
    LLPSG NUS4
    Kinito

    IDP, NUS

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Andi Sudjana Putra

    Team Members: Choy Wei Jie, Muhammad Hudzaifah Bin Sulaiman, Benedict Abraham, Wesley Teoh Wei Wen

    Kinito aims to provide a modular and adaptable power assist device for manual wheelchairs to support caregivers and allow wheelchair users to achieve independence in mobility. Kinito’s vision is for people to not view wheelchairs as a stigma, but as a choice to empower one’s lifestyle. Through a plug-and-play concept, Kinito’s power add-on allows reduction of downtime in maintenance as users can simply swap out the old unit for the new one if it’s not working. Users are given the choice to select their comfortable manual wheelchairs and use Kinito’s add-on for the extra boost in mobility.

  • 2018
    LLPSG NUS4
    temos

    NUS Physiology

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ivan Low Cherh Chiet

    Team Members: Tan Chee Chong Shawn, Anusha Bangur, Tanya Kumbhat

    TeMoS aims to enhance personnel safety in high risk work environments. Our in-ear earpiece set functions to non-invasively monitor each individual’s objective physiological parameters. These include core temperature, heart rate and, in turn, physiological strain. As compared to existing heat strain risk management strategies, our approach allows for greater efficiency and accuracy during real-time assessment of heat strain. The continuous monitoring of core temperature allows heat-exposed personnel to be withdrawn from high-risk activities before a critical core temperature is reached (~40°C). Furthermore, the device is administered non-invasively, with little discomfort and no impediment to work performance.