AME057  |  Optical Microsphere Nanoscope

The optical microsphere nanoscope enables the imaging of objects at a super-resolution of sub-100nm (down to about 25nm), real time and at a long working distance of 1 micron (non-contact imaging). This is previously deemed impossible due to the optical diffraction limit. This technology is mainly developed for bio-researchers and engineers who need to look at bio-materials etc. samples in vitro, in situ and in vivo with sub-100nm feature sizes. So far, the existing technologies cannot offer similar performance. Moreover, this technology also provides a faster, cheaper and more convenient alternative for other industries, such as semiconductor inspection.

Exhibitor : NUS Enterprise

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

HPC004  |  Mobile Ophthalmic Slit-lamp Examination System (MOSES)

A hand-held Portable Slit-lamp Bio-microscope (PSB) for examination of a wheelchair/bed-bound patient is limited by image instability and defocus. Mobile Ophthalmic Slit-lamp Examination System (MOSES) has been designed and developed  to overcome these technical limitations. It can be used for eye examination in clinics, wards and operating theatres by ophthalmologists; and in the wellness centres or homes in the community by ophthalmologist-extenders using the telehealth and smart health monitoring systems. It enhances the productivity of ophthalmologists in the hospital; increases the accessibility of eyecare for residents/patients in the community; and reduces the healthcare cost through early detection and medical intervention.

Exhibitor : Alexandra Health System

HPC013  |  Self-Empowering and Enabling Kiosk

This self-empowering and enabling kiosk is a multifunction platform. The unmanned kiosk automates measurement and monitoring of user’s health status with customized questionnaire assessments to complement clinic-based consultations. It promotes healthy behaviours in individuals and empowers them to take charge and plan ahead for their health. It can also supplement a visit to the primary care physician and in some cases replace the visits. The kiosk is designed such that individuals can access the kiosks conveniently to monitor their health status readily and set lifestyle goals. It enables residents in the community to be actively involved in enhancing their health.  

Exhibitor : Eastern Health Alliance

HPC015  |  Innovative Use of Telemedicine in Home Friendly Environment

Lack of access to healthcare providers is a massive, growing problem. On average, patients must schedule their appointment 2 to 3 weeks in advance. Once scheduled, appointments often require taking half a day off of work. These inconveniences discourage patients from visiting their doctors and receiving the medical attention they need. Hence a simple and intuitive solution that reinvents the medical appointment is developed. This solution connects doctors with their patients remotely via video conferencing on smartphones and tablets. Patients can consult their physicians and receive prescriptions, all from the comfort of their homes.

Exhibitor : GV Concepts, Inc.

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

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

HPC044  |  Monitoring of Subjective Pain Level by Pain Memory

The researchers have developed a pain memory based on a pain scale for recording subjective pain strength. Their aim is to establish a quantifiable system in which patients having pain associated with cancers to participate in subjective pain management. This technology can be applied to medical and pharmaceutical studies to relieve pain and symptoms other than pain as well as in the development of IT devices for utilizing patient data in clinical practices. The researchers are also developing a platform model for iPad.

Exhibitor : Nagoya University

HPC051  |  Analysis of Skin HD-OCT IMAges (ASHIMA) for Dermatological Applications

Skin biopsy is the standard diagnostic procedure for skin diseases but it has many disadvantages, including pain, scarring, risk of infection, and sampling error. Thus, many patients do not consent to biopsy. The procedure is rarely performed in children. With recent advances in skin imaging technology, widespread use of imaging in clinics for practical management of skin diseases is becoming a possibility. However, images acquired are not readily interpretable. This proposed (ASHIMA) system will automatically analyse HD-OCT obtained images and delineate various skin structures. This greatly enhance clinical diagnostic and management capability of skin diseases through intelligent image processing.

Exhibitor : National Healthcare Group

HPC052  |  Augmented Reality Technology Eye Surgery Platform Through Multi-Modality Image and Robot Guided System

Retinal laser therapy is widely used in many retinal diseases especially in diabetic retinopathy. Laser treatment targets retinal pigment epithelial cells that result in coagulation of proteins thereby resulting in ablation of the retina. However, the laser treatment is generally operator-dependent and inadvertent foveal burns can occur which can result in permanent severe central scotoma. This augmented reality (ARTEMIS) system will allow users to better plan for the laser treatment during pre-surgery and provides means to warn the users during actual surgery when the laser is targeting areas which should be protected.

Exhibitor : National Healthcare Group

HPC053  |  Automatic Quantitative Customized Vision Measurement Template Generator

The measurement of visual acuity (VA) is an essential part of the ophthalmologic examination. Current VA assessment methods such Snellen test, ETDRS (Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study) chart lacks consideration on number of issues, such as: VA for different language, reading habit, word structures, etc. To address this challenge, an Automatic Quantitative Customized Vision measurement template generator (AQUIR) is proposed that will be able to cater the needs for people reading in different languages, and adaptable to individuals with different reading habits, educational backgrounds and familiarities with the text content.

Exhibitor : National Healthcare Group

HPC054  |  Driving Simulation as an Assessment of Elderly Driver Fitness to Drive and Driver Rehabilitation Method

This technology offers a driving simulation test (DST) for assessment of drivers fitness to drive. The DST replicates real-world driving environments in a sophisticated driving simulator. Driving simulation removes the technical difficulty, liability, insurance cost and on-road assessment  risks. Hazards difficult to re-create in real on-road situation can be tested. Medical facilities who administer fitness to drive tests will benefit from DST. The DST can be used in human factors research and vehicle development.

Exhibitor : National Healthcare Group

HPC055  |  Improving Resolution of DWI Images for Prostate Cancer Assessment

Current anisotropic acquisitions limit interpretation and visualization of prostate cancer lesions in non-acquisition planes. Although high resolution isotropic images increased accuracy of diagnosis, patient discomfort, increase in acquisition time and hardware limitations prohibit their clinical acquisition. In such cases, post-processing techniques like super-resolution can be used for isotropic reconstruction of clinical data. This technique uses two anisotropic acquisitions and reconstructs an isotropic volume. Evaluation was carried out on phantom Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) dataset and 25 prostate cancer patients DWI datasets, and found increased resolution in through and oblique planes, lower volumetric error and lower false positives using super-resolution reconstructions.

Exhibitor : National Healthcare Group

HPC057  |  Development and Evaluation of a Smart-phone-based System for Implementing Directly Observed Therapy

Adherence to medications is required to achieve the desired medical outcome. In conditions like tuberculosis (TB) non-adherence also has public health implications. The researchers aimed to develop and evaluate a smartphone-based system to facilitate remote directly observed therapy via transmission of videos rather than in-person observation. Patients receive notification reminders to take their pills at the specified time, and are requested to upload a video of themselves taking their pills using their smartphone. Such a system allows adherence monitoring from a patients home, reducing burden on the health system and improving healthcare efficiency.

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

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

HPC067  |  Remote Non-Invasive Epilepsy Seizure Monitoring

Epilepsy affects 1:100 people irrespective of demographics. In order to achieve optimal health outcomes, clinicians require accurate patient seizure profiles over extended times (months to years) in order to develop an optimal patient management program. The present practice of patients using diaries is highly inaccurate. This technology is an integrated hardware/sensor solution, incorporating the collected data from wearable sensors of activities that have been correlated with seizures into a modular cloud-based software platform for rapid and timely delivery to the clinician. This clinician driven solution provides Precision Medicine solutions that will assist patients in achieving a seizure-free life.

Exhibitor : NIESM Pty Ltd

HPC072  |  Non-invasive Pulmonary Edema Detector

Pulmonary edema is a condition caused by excess fluid in the lungs. This fluid collects in the numerous air sacs in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. This solution takes the form of a digital stethoscope, connected to an electronic platform powered by dry batteries. The user only needs to turn on the power, hold the device and place the stethoscope onto the chest or back of the human subject for a short duration (10 to 20 seconds). The outcome of water detection will be displayed via LED lights (green for clear lungs and red for lungs with water).

Exhibitor : NTUitive Pte Ltd

HPC073  |  Stroke Rehabilitation Game Platform

This technology is an interactive stroke rehabilitation platform targeted to help stroke patients to regain their motor functions back. It provides a personalized interactive environment where rehabilitation programs for stroke patients at various stages of recovery can be seamlessly embedded and also provides medical professionals with a compre­hensive view into even subtle changes in a patient’s condition for treatment decision support.

Exhibitor : NTUitive Pte Ltd

HPC089  |  Synchronizer Box for Medical X-Ray Systems

Controlling whole system parts in a unified system helps to increase the imaging speed (up to %20), reduces radiation dose (%40); improve image quality. This technology is a synchronizer box for designing custom X-Ray systems. It provides communication between components while monitoring system status in order to react to any possible abnormal situations. The Synchronizer Box provides an easy adaptation to any upgrading technologies that are used in each of the components. Thus Sync Box helps to build Plug&Play X-Ray Systems, which reduces the cost of upgrading. 

Exhibitor : Sehir TTO

HPC103  |  Double-loop Segmented Radiofrequency (RF) Coil for a 10.5 Tesla MRI Human Scanner

One of the challenging problems of ultra-high field (UHF) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is creating highly efficient radio-frequency (RF) transmit/receive coils with homogeneous RF-field distributions. A 1D metamaterial concept is applied to design a novel RF head coil for the world’s first 10.5 T whole-body MRI scanner. Numerical simulations demonstrate the homogeneity of the RF-field achieved and successfully validates the proposed idea.

Exhibitor : Singapore University of Technology and Design

HPC100  |  Personalized Alert Threshold Algorithms for Eldercare Monitoring Systems

As the population ages, many elderly will be staying alone at home while their children are at work. For peace of mind, children of frail elderly parents are installing Eldercare Monitoring Systems (EMS) to monitor the elderly while they are away. To complement the panic button in EMS, many vendors are including a feature to track inactivity. As prolonged inactivity could indicate potential danger, an alert is triggered whenever the alert threshold is exceeded. Personalized Alert Threshold Algorithms solve the problem on setting the alert threshold that balances between false alarms and delays. 

Exhibitor : SMU-TCS iCity Lab

SDE010  |  Synchronous wireless Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) training system

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) technology is not a new invention, but combining it with a smartphone-based application has an enormous potential to open new markets for the field of fitness, sports, and performance training. In our fast paced result oriented world, time is a commodity. Our technology can provide an intense 20-minute workout twice a week, for those who cannot spend hours at the gym to achieve the same results.     EMS studio owners, gyms, sports clubs, personal trainers, are all users who can benefit from this technology. The provider is also seeking national distributors as partners to the company. 

Exhibitor : Hungary

SDE081  |  Wearable-Based Consumer Activity Tracking for Eating & Retail

Our technologies utilise off-the-shelf personal devices (e.g., wearable smart watches, personal smartphones), in tandem with inexpensive ambient IoT devices (e.g., BLE beacons) to provide a fine-grained understanding of everyday user behaviour during two common daily lifestyle activities: eating and shopping.  Obtaining insights into a person’s eating/diet activities has significant implications for improving individual wellness, monitoring compliance with prescribed diets and understanding lifestyle choices—such insights may be utilised by health insurance providers, wellness organisations and community health organisations. Obtaining insights into a person’s in-store retail activities enables many new forms of personalised retail services.

Exhibitor : SMU Livelabs - Urban Lifestyle Innovation Platform