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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.