SINGAPORE, 27 March 2015 – A student team from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) won the Pitching Award in the Asia Pacific Assistive, Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Technologies (ARTTs) Challenge 2015, organised by Asia Pacific APARTT.

This event is supported by 30 organizations from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Ireland, United States and Hong Kong such as Star Hub, IDA Labs, Enable Ireland, etc. There were a total of 38 participating teams from South East Asia.

The UTM team comprised three 2nd year Electrical-Electronic Undergraduates from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, namely Mr Yong Bang Xiang, Mr Yeang Meng Hern and Miss Tan Chu Wei.

The team was supervised by Dr Yeong Che Fai from CAIRO UTM. The idea title is ‘Durian Runtuh: Virtual Rehabilitation System for Stroke Rehabilitation Exercise’.

The system enables stroke patients to practice rehabilitation exercises with graphical and audio motivation as well as an objective assessment of their recovery performance.

This project is conducted in close collaboration with the National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM) and the R&D products are commercialized by  Techcare Innovation Sdn Bhd (www.cr2connect.com), a UTM Spin-off company.

The team expressed their appreciation to the UTM Centre for Student Innovation (CSI), for the support given in enabling the team to participate in this event. 

UTM team after winning the pitching award in Singapore

UTM team after winning the pitching award in Singapore