12 April 2019 – Wheelchairs fitted with a smart cushion, foot-tapping pad and mobility game that work together to prevent users from getting pressure ulcers, and a personal mobility device that can act as a shopping trolley.

A smart knee brace that can monitor the recovery of patients who have undergone knee replacement, and a safety device that can alert caregivers if the gas stove at an elderly’s home is switched on for too long.

These are some of the award-winning entries that students from the ITE, polytechnics and universities have built at the 7th National Assistive & Rehabilitation Technologies Student Innovation Challenge.

The competition targeted at tertiary students is co-organised by the Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore (RRIS) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Centre for Healthcare Assistive and Robotics Technology (CHART) at Changi General Hospital (CGH).