Mobile, Robust and Cost-Effective Spectrometer Solutions

This innovation revolutionised the architecture of state-of-the-art infrared (FT-IR) and visible spectrometers to provide the world's fastest, most robust and smallest devices in the market for detection and analysis of colours and substances. One of the core elements of this innovation revolved around streamlining and integrating the major optical and mechanical components of conventional FT-IR spectrometers into a single chip, our patent-pending Multi-Phase Shift Array (MPA). This technological edge not only gives us a competitive advantage in terms of size, performance and robustness (i.e. no movable parts), but also in terms of a high degree of cost effectiveness.

Exhibitor : Attonics Systems

AME015  |  Dry Adhesive System for Wearable Devices

This technology provides the dry adhesive system comprising of multiple microstructures, and these multiple microstructures form a suction chamber on the material surface. When integrated with a wearable device directly in contact with the human body, this technology can be adhered onto human skin and used to collect consistent and detailed data which would otherwise be hard to obtain with existing technologies.

Exhibitor : Gyeonggi Technopark

AME027  |  Automated Safety System for Submerged Vehicles

Every year in North America, up to 10% of all drowning are caused by Vehicle Submersion that also accounts for thousands of deaths worldwide. Vehicle Submersion has the highest fatality rate of any type of single vehicle incident. Our organization is proud to announce that it has produced an effective Automatic Window Opening System (AWOS) that will prevent thousands of vehicle submersion drowning each year by providing exits (automatically opened side power windows) through which occupants can escape.

Exhibitor : King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Transparent Gesture Sensing film with fast, sensitive and high responsivity Graphene-Pyroelectric Materials

This invention is a transparent, stretchable film that acts as a motion (infrared) sensor, based on Graphene-Pyroelectric Materials. It can track near-field human gestures, allowing control over smartphones, computers & other devices. The film’s transparency allows it to be “pasted” over a device to make it compatible with gesture-based interactions. Due to the unique properties of graphene, the sensor is fast, sensitive and has higher responsivity compared to the conventional pyroelectric IR sensors. Furthermore, the film is more power-efficient than comparable gesture sensing technologies which are based on cameras, as it generates its own power in response to human radiation.

Exhibitor : NUS Enterprise

A Sensor Capable of Measuring Displacement to Six Degrees of Freedom (6 DoF)

The technology uses optical interferometry to independently derive linear and angular displacements of a solid body.  The sensor can be designed to occupy a volume less than the size of a golf ball making it versatile for a wide range of applications, getting smaller still with advances in optoelectronics.  This technology is suitable for mounting into load cells ranging from the very light to the heaviest of applications, where great accuracy and possibly very small size is required to measure force loading to six degrees of freedom.

Exhibitor : RMIT University

Laser Magnetometer

A technology has been developed that could outperform existing technology sensitivities at room temperature operation with a new type of magnetometer. The laser magnetometer is based on pumping a laser at its threshold and combining this with a radio-frequency (RF) drive, which addresses a magnetic resonance in the laser medium and suppresses lasing. A magnetic field to be measured then shifts the resonance and the laser threshold allowing the laser to turn on with a laser strength which allows the magnetic field to be determined with high precision and high contrast. 

Exhibitor : RMIT University

Microfluidic Enhancement of Chemiluminescent Detection

The invention consists of a portable and lightweight microfluidic flow injection analysis platform, which integrates a surface acoustic wave device into a continuous flow system. The technology platform combines chemiluminescence science with advanced lab-on-a-chip techniques to produce a handheld miniaturised device that can compete with state-of-the-art bench scale instruments. Demonstration of the prototype in the laboratory has shown to detect substances at below one part per billion, an order of magnitude better than existing portable devices and approaching theoretical limits for detection.

Exhibitor : RMIT University

Reducing Things That Go Bump On A Flight!

The technology developed involves sensors which are placed on, or forward of, the leading edge of the aircraft wings.  They pick up key aspects of the imminent turbulence and feed that information back to a control system, which automatically adjusts the aircraft’s surfaces to compensate for the imminent turbulence before it is perturbed.  Due to the small size, weight and power requirements of this technology, it can be retrofitted onto any aircraft.

Exhibitor : RMIT University

AME065  |  Flexible Conduction Trace and Flexible Electronic Device for Wearables

This technology presents a low-cost flexible conductive composite and a simple process of arranging the nickel particles in the desired direction by using an external magnetic field. This technology relates to a flexible conduction trace which has better electrical characteristic comparing the previous the metal thin film tech. Furthermore, the flexible conduction trace in this invention is able to maintain a constant resistance during no tensile strain is applied or the tensile strain is applied. Thus this invention provides the operational reliability and prevents the degradation that is experienced in other flexible and conductive materials.

Exhibitor : Seoul National University R&DB Foundation

AME066  |  Non-contact Magnetostriction Pipe Inspection

Pipe inspection often can only be performed after uncovering pipes from the ground or removing insulating materials, coating materials, because the existing pipe inspection apparatus needs to come in contact with the pipe for testing. It is necessary to develop apparatuses for detecting structural defects of pipes in their installed state without uncovering pipes from the ground etc. in the industry. In this invention, a non-destructive testing apparatus that uses magnetostriction or inverse magnetostriction to measure bending vibrations in a pipe.

Exhibitor : Seoul National University R&DB Foundation

AME026  |  Time Resolved 2D Concentration and Temperature Measurement Using CT Tunable Laser Absorption Spectroscopy

It has been a major challenge to reduce anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions from industries. It is thus becoming important to understand the emission characteristics to minimize environmental disruption and to improve the efficiency of industrial systems such as combustors, reactors, and CVDs. A non-contact and simultaneous 2D temperature and concentration measurement method has been developed using CT(Computed Tomography) tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy to elucidate the reaction characteristics and improve the efficiency of industrial systems such as combustors, reactors, and CVDs.

Exhibitor : SICO (Shikoku TLO , Japan)

AME075  |  Portable Multi-Sensor Apparatus for In-situ High Dynamic Range 3D Measurement

Nowadays, in-situ measurement is of prime importance to improve the accuracy and efficiency of precision manufacturing of high-value-added products. This portable 3D measuring system with a motion sensor and laser scanners can be integrated into various machine tools to perform in-situ 3D surface measurement in manufacturing environments. It not only shortens the overall production time and lowers the cost significantly, but also improves the products’ surface quality. Seizing the opportunities brought about by Industry 4.0, this technology can be used in robotic arms, machine tools, on-line testing and inspection systems for manufacturing precision products. 

Exhibitor : The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

AME078  |  Semiconductor Material with a Buffer Layer for Improved TeraHertz Radiation Use

Molecular Beam Epitaxy growth of InAs on GaSb is plagued by problems such as poor sticking efficiency of InAs onto GaSb, and decomposition of GaSb during oxide removal under an arsenic flux. This technology presents a novel structure for semiconductor elements comprising a substrate, a buffer layer, an epitaxial layer, and a process to achieve good adhesion between components. A buffer layer which is lattice-mismatched with the substrate and the intended epitaxial layer have shown to yield good quality epitaxial layers, resulting in better performance, compared to current epitaxial layers or even bulk materials when used as a terahertz emitter.

Exhibitor : University of The Philippines

HPC006  |  Optical Sensors for Point of Need Diagnostics

The proposed technology consists of optical sensors for point of need diagnostic applications. The technology offered is a range of cost-effective, scalable, and robust optical sensors from nanoparticles to colorimetric dyes suitable for clinical, food, and environmental point of need diagnostics. The optical sensors have been used to develop a wide range of diagnostic platforms such as lateral flow assays, bead assay, paper test strips, and microfluidic detection chips.

Exhibitor : Camtech Diagnostics

HPC032  |  High Quality Silver Quantum Dots

This technology provides high quality quantum dots which are capable of luminescence at wavelengths desired for medical applications. The quantum dots presented herein have dramatically improved quantum yields and comparatively high transfection efficiencies as well, which is again essential for medical applications. These quantum dots also have low toxicity levels which make them favourable candidates for medical applications. This technology offers an effective and cost efficient way of synthesising these quantum dots.

Exhibitor : KOC University

HPC037  |  Anti-Drowsy Driving Alarm

This is an innovation for drowsy-driver detection by analyzing human brainwave to warn a driver before they feel asleep. To use this device, the driver must strap the device around his head. As soon as the driver begins to feel sleepy, the device vibrates to alert the driver. It stops when the driver is awake or regains consciousness. This road safety device acts like a black box installed on an airplane by recording its information, which includes the statistics of device application and various body movements or behavior of the user such as activeness or drowsiness.

Exhibitor : Mahidol University

HPC075  |  Novel and Sensitive Endotoxin Detection Method in Complex Environmental Matrixes

Endotoxins are toxic substances bound to the bacterial cell wall and released when the bacterium disintegrates. They can cause fever, vomiting and even death in humans when ingested. The typical method used to detect endotoxins, the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay, is an indirect method, which doesn’t work well in complicated matrix and uses a purified blood fraction from a family of crab endangered in Asia. In this technology, a novel analytical method based on capillary electrophoresis-laser induced fluorescence (CE-LIF) can provide accurate (1-50 ng/ml), reliable and comparable data on the levels of endotoxins in clean and dirty water samples.  

Exhibitor : NUS Enterprise

HPC120  |  Flexible, stretchable sensors for detecting hazardous materials and UV radiation

The personal safety/health monitoring market is growing.  As we become aware of the consequences of exposure to a number of materials and conditions, we want to monitor our exposure to these materials and conditions and limit our exposure. The present technology is a novel flexible and/or stretchable sensor for detecting a hazardous substance and/or electromagnetic radiation.  The invention has particular use in detecting the presence of hazardous gases and liquids as well as detecting ultra-violet (UV) radiation.

Exhibitor : RMIT University

HPC023  |  Ultra-compact Hyperspectral Camera for Smartphone and UAV

The technology offers a thumb-size line-spectral imager for smartphones and the palm-size 2-dimensional spectroscopic imager for UAV. The spectral imager operates in the near-infrared and mid-infrared light region allowing it to be used for healthcare sensors or environmental measurements. The researchers are currently developing prototypes of the proposed spectroscopic imager and wish to collaborate with companies that can design commercial products, such as cosmetic sensor or similar using these prototypes.

Exhibitor : SICO (Shikoku TLO , Japan)

HPC017  |  Remote Real-Time Vital-Sign Monitoring System Using Patented SIL Radar Technology

This system uses radio waves to monitor biological objects, providing respiration and heart rate information in real-time. It is based on the patented Self-Injection-Locked (SIL) radar technology. The main benefits of this system are that it is remote and contactless and it penetrates obstacles. All of these characteristics are important for long-term human or animal health monitoring because the living objects under monitoring are not restrained or confined by the system, and even unaware of the existence of the system.

Exhibitor : _ Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

SDE004  |  Smart Toilet System

We licensed A*STAR I2R’s restroom visit monitoring system (aka smart toilet system) to develop a restroom cleanliness management solution. The system which has a people-density functionality and ammonia detection system, sends an SMS alert to cleaners when a pre-determined number of people or odour level has been reached. We partnered I2R to test-bed the smart toilet system over 60 restrooms placed at high human-traffic locations, such as hawker centers, the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, Marina Bay Sands, Sentosa Island and commercial organization restrooms, such as Capital Tower, Wilkie Edge, West Coast Plaza and Kopitiam at NUH.

Exhibitor : Convergent Smart Technologies Pte Ltd

SDE013  |  Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) Chipset and Application Examples

We offer competitive Impulse-based UWB solutions, such as High Resolution Real-time Location System, High Resolution Short Range Radar and Body Area Network for Medical ICT (Information Communication Technology). These solutions are availble in the form of chipset or modules in compact form-factor. Impulse-based UWB had potential beyond the existing solutions developed by us and hence we like to seek development partners to work with us to create more innovative solutions for the industry.

Exhibitor : Global Interface Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd.

SDE027  |  A Method for Regulating the Communication of Onboard Wireless Sensors

This technology is related to an onboard wireless sensor that can be used for safety reasons. Technology enables a regular data exchange between the wireless sensors and the control unit, therefore, provides a better-quality communication of onboard wireless sensors. The technology behind this invention is the generation of a timetable algorithm determining the data exchange time between a control unit and wireless sensors in a vehicle.

Exhibitor : KOC University

SDE034  |  Programmable Pressure Activated Floatation Trigger Device

The present invention describes a programmable pressure activated inflation trigger device for a life vest. The device is enclosed in a housing wherein a microprocessor controller is mounted on a printed circuit board and a pressure sensor. Inside the housing is a liquid cartridge being connected a pump. When the life vest is in contact with water, the controller switches the trigger device from a sleep mode to an operation mode and triggers the pump when both a predetermined water pressure and time period are breached, thereby inflating the life vest to bring the user above the water surface.

Exhibitor : Nanyang Polytechnic

SDE041  |  E-Chain, A Personal Possession Anti-theft Security Dongle

Like a physical link-chain securing an asset to an anchor, E-Chain uses the IEEE 802.15.4 technology to track and keep close the user’s personal items. The E-chain uses wireless technologies to detect tagged assets within the proximity of the reader. In the event that tagged assets are no longer detected, suggesting the likelihood of theft, an alarm is sounded to alerting the user. The E-chain consists of two modules --- a tag, and a reader. The reader checks that the paired tags are within defined range.

Exhibitor : Ngee Ann Polytechnic

SDE052  |  Driver Monitoring

A driver monitoring system utilizes sensors to monitor driver attentiveness. Such systems have been gradually introduced by car makers all over the world, in their bids to continuously improve road safety by preventing traffic accidents. The attentiveness includes drowsiness and concentration. If the driver is considered not paying attention to the road ahead and a dangerous situation is detected, the system will warn the driver (e.g. by flashing lights/ warning sounds). If no action is taken, the vehicle may intelligently apply the brakes. In our system, cameras are used. The system may also be applicable to fields other than automotive.

Exhibitor : Panasonic R&D Center Singapore

SDE054  |  Free Space Technology and Its Applications to Automotive and Robotics

Vehicle safety has become paramount now, more than any of the previous five decades of automotive transport, owing to the number of vehicles plying urban roads. Hence, vehicles need to understand their surroundings in order to assist the driver in navigating the roads safely. Mobile robots, on the other hand, are equipped with the capability to autonomously transport and distribute items to a predetermined destination. There is a need to estimate the free space present in front of vehicle (robot) in order to navigate efficiently. We present a novel method to achieve robust free space estimation. 

Exhibitor : Panasonic R&D Center Singapore

SDE067  |  Integrated Weigh in Motion

This innovation is an efficient and effective weight limit enforcement solution. The real-time weighing system for vehicles in motion provides information regarding vehicles overloading to enforcement station automatically and continuously. The key benefits of this advanced solution ensure 24/7 efficient and effective operations by capturing real-time information. The system is also designed to withstand any weather condition and is able to capture an unlimited number of vehicles. This innovative solution is fully automated and requires no human intervention.

Exhibitor : PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd

SDE075  |  RADAR with Collision Avoidance Spread Spectrum Sequence

This innovation describes a RADAR detection technology to preventing interference of signal from another identical radar. Interference occurs between radar signals transmitted by vehicles that travel on roads at different elevations and use identical spread sequences. This invention selects a spread sequence based on an elevation of a vehicle and direction of travel. This invention reduces the chance of duplicated spread sequence from identical radar in the vicinity. Therefore, these spread spectrum radar signals have different characteristics and interference does not occur between these radar signals transmitted by vehicles that travel on roads at different elevations or different direction. 

Exhibitor : Seoul National University R&DB Foundation

SDE079  |  Seat Occupancy Detection using Capacitive Sensor

In many public access facilities, it is useful to get a clear indication, not just of overall occupancy of the facility, but which specific seat is occupied by a human being or not. In Singapore, people often leave personal objects to mark a seat as occupied, even though it may be against the facility policy. Our capacitive sensor technology is positioned unobtrusively below the table and is capable of discerning the occupancy of an inanimate object. Real-time occupancy technology can be used to track real-time occupancy, provide real-time guidance to waiting customers and schedule services when seats become available.

Exhibitor : SMU Livelabs - Urban Lifestyle Innovation Platform