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

AME036  |  Miniaturized piezoelectric pump

The piezoelectric pumps are typically used in the fields of medical engineering, biotechnology, chemical analysis and process engineering etc. The main advantages of the piezoelectric pump developed are its small size, low power consumption, low cost, low vibration, accurate flow rate and stable output. It has great potential to replace the conventional bulky peristaltic and syringe pumps for portable, compact and miniaturized system applications. 

Exhibitor : NEW CREATE

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

Feedback Controlled E-Pushed System for Hospital Beds to Enhance Manoeuvrability

Hospital beds require 2 porters or nurses to push the beds the hospital. Nurses and porters who are smaller and more senior find moving the beds challenging, especially around corners in the relatively congested subsidized wards and carpeted flooring of the private wards. An E-Push system has been developed for hospital beds that mitigate the abovementioned problems by halving the number of porters, saving man hours. The system also requires less effort to push, which helps the nurses and porters. This innovative system is economically viable, safe, convenient and intuitive to use, with minimal training required.

Exhibitor : Alexandra Health System

HPC003  |  Hand Hygiene Compliance Nudging System

In a healthcare setting, proper hand washing is the simplest way to reduce cross-transmission of microorganisms associated with infections which lead to increased length of stay, cost of care, and even mortality. This innovation is mainly to nudge healthcare workers to comply with hand hygiene using a simple and inexpensive technology that flashes a hand hygiene reminder over the headboard of the patient’s bed whenever a person approaches the patient’s bedside.

Exhibitor : Alexandra Health System

HPC005  |  Telemedicine Oximetry System for Remote Monitoring of Patients

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is one of the most frequent constituents of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). This invention provides postoperative oximetry monitoring of patients, and is able to trigger an alert to patients, caregivers, and clinicians when patient’s Saturation of Peripheral Capillary Oxygen (SpO2) drops to a critical level to prevent a state of hypoxia. This invention, where appropriate, can also be used to identify surgical patients with undiagnosed OSA to allow clinicians to develop the appropriate perioperative management plan.

Exhibitor : Alexandra Health System

HPC010  |  A Novel Lung Simulation Model for Education

Pleural effusion is a medical condition where abnormal fluid is collected within the pleural cavity. The excessive fluid must be drained since it can impair breathing by limiting the expansion of lungs. Current practice of pleural drainage is inconsistent and varies widely in clinical practices. With increasing aging population in Singapore, the incidence of pleural effusion is estimated to rise. This lung simulation model aims to improve the practice of pleural drainage, is capable of simulating different diaphragmatic contractions and pleural pressures and aids in the training of medical staff where different permutations of lung conditions are simulated. 

Exhibitor : Eastern Health Alliance

HPC011  |  Body Fluid Drainage Device

Body cavities may accumulate fluids in diseased states. One example is the pleural cavity, a space between the parietal and visceral pleural within the human thorax.  Accumulation of fluids resulting from diseases cause ascites. Currently, fluid drainage is done manually via inserting a catheter into the body cavity and connecting to a suction pump. It is thus dependent on the practitioner’s experience and uncontrolled drainage may pose severe danger. The invention of a body fluid drainage device aims to automate the drainage process, by controlling the rate and volume of drainage with minimal human intervention. 

Exhibitor : Eastern Health Alliance

HPC012  |  BWard: An Optical Approach for Reliable in-situ Early Blood Detection at Catheter Extraction Points

BWard is a biomedical sensing, monitoring and alerting device which is capable of detecting and differentiating active re-bleeding from other fluids at the central venous catheter extraction site. It can potentially prevent catastrophic bleeding and fatality, by triggering an alarm and alerting medical personnel when a bleed is detected. Currently, regular inspection is performed for up to two hours until the patient’s wound site stabilizes. The use of BWard can augment the process of regular inspection and subsequently allow medical staff to attend to more urgent medical needs. 

Exhibitor : Eastern Health Alliance

HPC020  |  Next-generation Sound Transmission Technologies

Usually, the vibration of sound is transmitted to the auditory nerve of human through the eardrum.  In contrast, in the case of “bone conduction” technology, the vibration of sound is transmitted to the auditory nerve of human through bones.  This technology mitigates the burden on the eardrum, thereby preventing hearing loss.  The present technologies realize sound transmission with higher efficiency then the conventional bone conduction technology with small and light devices.

Exhibitor : IPBridge,Inc.

HPC025  |  Smart Bandage for Real-Time Wireless Monitoring of Chronic Wounds

Chronic wounds present a significant challenge to modern health care providers worldwide as wounds often bleed randomly and show variations in pH levels as a result of infection. The diagnosis and treatment are challenging as medical staff often rely on physical inspections. This technology offers a low-cost wearable smart bandage that wirelessly detects early signs of wound infection such as bleeding and pH variations beside external pressure on the wound. The bandage strip can remotely send wound progression data and issue early warnings to patients, as well as remote medical staff, regarding the need to change the dressing.  

Exhibitor : King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

HPC026  |  Wearable Health Monitoring and Drug Delivery System

Healthcare today is focused largely on ‘one size fits all’ treatments. Patients with similar medical issues can be given identical medications and dosages. The technology offers a system that can prepare mixed drugs, vitamins and minerals instantly and in-situ depending on the needs of a person at any time. The technology includes microfluidics, sensors, batteries and wireless components to form a single wearable body platform capable of mixing and delivering two or more different drugs.

Exhibitor : King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

HPC030  |  Tiny 3-Axis Tactile Sensor for Catheter

The tiny 3-axis MEMS tactile sensor has been developed for a minimally invasive medical treatment of cerebrovascular disease. The tactile sensor installed in the tip of guidewire of catheter can reduce risks of surgical accident and mental burden of surgeons, because of easily monitoring a contact force between the tip and an inside wall of blood vessel.

Exhibitor : Kobe University, Japan

HPC031  |  An Adjustable Bone Plate

Bone fractures are very common medical incidences mainly associated with accidents and osteoporosis. This technology offers an adjustable bone implant for the fractured bones and also for bone shortening and bone lengthening procedures. Implant provides compression and distraction functionality therefore the patient won’t need to get any further operations. Since the plate is adjustable in nature, additional bone nails, screws or apparatus won’t be required therefore the operation would be minimally invasive.

Exhibitor : KOC University

HPC034  |  Portable CD4 Analyser Using Helical Channel System for HIV/AIDS Monitoring

This technology comprises a portable automated cell counting system which is able to acquire sample images and analyse the particles or cells, automatically using the simple imaging module and a sample cartridge with helical channels. Since the sample can be demonstrated by rotating the cylindrical sample cartridge using one motor, there is no need to use double axis stage for moving the sample. Also, due to the ability of particle alignment by high-speed rotation of the sample cartridge, neither the automatic focusing step nor the micro-machining technology for channel formation on the sample cartridge is required.

Exhibitor : Kookmin University Biomedical Device Laboratory

DNA Biochip-based Detection of Food-Borne Pathogen

Food-borne pathogen is a serious issue in food safety. Detection methods must be rapid, sensitive and accurate. Conventional techniques that are used today to identify specific pathogens present in food will take from at least 2-3 days to as long as a week.  This causes the unnecessary delay in the delivery process. To avoid these drawbacks, the DNA biochip technology was developed. This allows for high-throughput detection of multiple pathogens in a large number of samples by reading the fluorescence intensity and quantitative analysis of pathogen in food sample. 

Exhibitor : Mahidol University

HPC046  |  Compensation Aware Rehabilitation Method and System for Movements of Upper Limb

The present invention is suitable for use in rehabilitation of patients with motor impairment of an upper limb resulting from stroke. The compensatory motions observed in the upper limb motor training including the abduction/internal rotation of the shoulder and the flexion/rotation of the trunk can be detected via the system implementing the above mentioned method. The system comprises a gesture-based camera that can track upper body motions in real-time. The motion data of upper limbs and trunk will be processed through the proposed method.

Exhibitor : Nanyang Polytechnic

HPC047  |  Easy Access Wheelchair

This invention uses a simple rotatable mechanism to allow the user to rotate the main propel wheel (or both wheels where necessary) of the wheelchair for user’s easy access or transfer from/to wheelchair. This invention comprises a latchable and rotatable mechanism to allow the main propel wheel of wheelchair to be rotated to the desired position which provides ease of access from/to the wheelchair as well as transfer of wheelchair bound user. 

Exhibitor : Nanyang Polytechnic

HPC049  |  Umbilical Cord Mini Clamp

This Umbilical cord mini clamp is a multi-pivot concept with jaws linked in series with an integrated ratchet locking mechanism in a clamp design for blocking fluid flowing in the cord. It spreads the squashed cord radially and evenly in different directions during clamping, unlike flattening it with a pair of simple longitudinal clamping jaws.

Exhibitor : Nanyang Polytechnic

HPC050  |  ALVA – Assistive Low Vison Aid

Aged-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common degenerative condition of aging that causes damage to the macula and affects central vision resulting in low vision. Patients with AMD may have symptoms such as blurred vision or visual distortion. ALVA, an automated low vision aid system is proposed to automatically capture real time video image from the user’s perspective and enhance them based on the patient’s needs. The users’ needs include the eccentric fixation, distortion correction, magnification and enhancement.

Exhibitor : National Healthcare Group

HPC056  |  An Augmented Four-Limb Cooling Device for the Prevention of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

This technology utilizes limb hypothermia as a method to prevent chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). CIPN is a disabling side effect of chemotherapy and occurs in up to 90% of cancer patients. The method works on the basis of the dose-related pathophysiology of CIPN. Limb hypothermia reduces blood flow and hence delivery of chemotherapeutic agents to the peripheral nerves. Current methods to manage CIPN are restricted to dose reduction of chemotherapy treatment and symptomatic management, which have limited effectiveness. Limb hypothermia prevents incidence of CIPN without compromising chemotherapy treatment outcomes.

Exhibitor : National University Health System

HPC058  |  Real-Time Localization System for Nasogastric Tubes

Nasogastric (NG) tubes are primarily used for delivery of nutrients and medications into the gastrointestinal tract. Intubation is mostly performed “blind” without any visual aids or real-time feedback mechanism to verify the tube’s actual position. Despite clinical guidelines on intubation, tube misplacement in adults ranges between 1.3%-50% and X-ray confirmation of tube position has often been misinterpreted, leading to fatal outcomes. This device provides healthcare workers with real-time feedback on the trajectory of NG tubes for safe and effective navigation past the critical esophagus-trachea junction and into the gastro-intestinal site. Patients also benefit from not being exposed to harmful radiation.

Exhibitor : National University Health System

HPC059  |  Robotic Sock Technology for Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Joint Contracture

 Bedridden patients have increased risk of developing blood clots in their deep veins due to prolonged immobility, leading to deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Venous thromboembolism (VTE), inclusive of DVT, occurs 1 in 1000 people worldwide, and 10-30% die within 1 month of diagnosis.  This robotic sock uses soft pneumatic actuators to provide automated assisted exercise to the foot-ankle, as an alternative to traditional devices, such as compression stockings and intermittent pneumatic compression. The robotic sock serves to mimick how therapists assist patient’s natural ankle motion in promoting lower extremity blood flow and preventing ankle joint contracture.  

Exhibitor : National University Health System

HPC060  |  Three-dimensional Compass Navigation Tool to Augment Laparo-endoscopy

Colonoscopy is the Gold Standard for diagnosing colorectal cancer, the second most common cancer in Asia. In Singapore, colorectal cancer ranks first among males. Despite technological advances, current colonoscopy procedure still relies on the doctor’s experience to avoid looping of colonscopes, which occurs in >90% cases. Looping causes patient discomfort, delayed/incomplete colon examination and fatal colon perforations.  This device provides real-time visualization of the colonoscope shape and 3D tip-orientation, allowing doctors to detect/prevent loop formation and overcome procedural risks to patients.

Exhibitor : National University Health System

HPC065  |  Bed Pressure Mapper

This invention is a bed-sized pressure sensor that maps out the distribution of body pressure with colour contours. High pressure spots are highlighted and serves to guide repositioning of the body, or through other means, to lower those pressures. This action increases comfort and promotes restful sleep, helping the person to wake up refresh and productive. Also by eliminating high pressure spots, all parts of the body continue to receive adequate blood flow. Pressure ulcers (and consequent medical complications) are then unlikely to occur.

Exhibitor : Ngee Ann Polytechnic

HPC070  |  High Performance Stretchable Strain Sensing

Stretchable electronics with excellent mechanical compliance are considered to be of significant importance for the development of smart and interactive electronic systems. An innovative approach to fabricate strain sensor which can measure strain up to 100% has been developed. The high-strain sensor with excellent conformability can be applied onto arbitrary surfaces for a broad range of applications such as health-monitoring patch, robotic sensory skin and kinaesthetic sensing etc.

Exhibitor : NTUitive Pte Ltd

HPC074  |  A Tri-Pulse Optical Sensor (3-POS) for Human Pulse Diagnosis

A Tri-Pulse Optical Sensor (3-POS) measure pulses along the radial artery in the wrist at 3 locations corresponding to the “cun”, “guan” and “chi” positions in traditional Chinese medicine. The sensor is based on volume displacement plethysmography using a LED light source and photodetector. The sensor measurement is digitized and stored with a digital oscilloscope and analyzed using Fourier Transformation and other methods. The 3-POS can be used to establish an optical sensor measurement baseline for TCM diagnostics.

Exhibitor : NUS Enterprise

HPC080  |  Magnetic System to Enhance Performance of Prosthetic Device

This  is  a  new  generation  of prosthetic devices  that  can  replace  a missing  body  part  and  give valuable support to the amputees. The  technology  uses a  magnetic  system  to  enhance  the performance  of  the  prosthetic  device.  Based  on research,  the  developed  technology  reduces  the  pain during donning and doffing. This enhances the quality of life of amputees.

Exhibitor : PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd

HPC081  |  Portable Nebulizer Backpack

A nebulizer is a drug delivery device used to administer medication in the form of a mist inhaled into the lungs. The technology conceptualises a combination of a nebulizer with a backpack. It is simple and easy to be carried anywhere and can also be used for rescue operations and disaster reliefs. The whole design also takes into consideration the ease of assembly and disassembly, so that any maintenance or replacing of parts such as the bag component can be done easily. 

Exhibitor : PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd

HPC118  |  Dry Eye Rheometry

Dry Eye Disease (DED) is a highly prevalent condition that affects the tear film and ocular surface of human or animal eyes resulting in discomfort and impaired vision. This technology is a novel method for diagnosing and evaluating DED and a device for performing the diagnostic method.  This results in a simple, rapid and objective diagnostic method for DED which reliably and accurately evaluates DED in a human or animal patient.  The technology does not require consumables, unlike existing methods, so regular ongoing costs are reduced. Better clinical care of DED in ophthalmic practice will result from using this technology.

Exhibitor : RMIT University