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Noninvasive Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Monitor
Head injuries are a significant cause of injury and death, with approximately 50,000 cases of severe traumatic brain injury per year in the UK, the majority leading to death or severe disability. Cerebral damage sustained at the time of impact is referred to as primary injury and is irreversible and best treated by prevention (seatbelts, cycle helmets etc). Secondary brain injury occurs after the initial injury and is defined as damage arising from the body’s physiologic response to the primary injury. As the skull is a closed cavity containing water and other largely incompressible material, even minor swelling can cause significant increases in ICP (intracranial pressure). Various strategies exist to arrest or reverse the pressure in the brain due to head trauma, so monitoring the ICP is a vital tool in the management of severe head injuries. A new non-invasive system for continuous monitoring of ICP via a forehead-mounted probe has been developed. Although the cranium is a closed rigid structure, interrogation using infrared light provides a potential ‘window’ for monitoring cerebral haemodynamics. The probe contains infrared light sources that can illuminate the deep brain tissue of the frontal lobe, while photodetectors in the probe detect the backscattered light, which is modulated by pulsation of the cerebral arteries. Changes in the pressure surrounding the cerebral arteries affect the morphology of the recorded optical pulse, so analysis of the acquired signal using an appropriate algorithm will enable calculation of non-invasive ICP (nICP) that can be displayed continuously to clinicians.
Dilution Air Processing Unit for Reduced Transmission of Airborne Infectious Diseases
The Dilution Air Processing Unit (DAPU) is an ideal solution for small and medium businesses to prepare themselves for the Covid-19 new normal by employing an enhanced air ventilation technique. The DAPU system allows the creation of zones (e.g. sickbays, waiting rooms, etc.) within workplaces with no recirculation of air. This prevents cross-contamination of unclean air in between the zones. This solution is suitable for hotels and other premises to be used for quarantine purposes. The DAPU consists of the following key features: Provides 100% fresh air supply with no recirculation Reduces airborne particles exposure by greater than 60% Achieves 25% energy efficiency in providing 100% fresh air supply as compared to conventional systems Uses fully portable modular approach Can be easily retrofitted to any existing air-conditioning system resulting in lower implementation cost The DAPU can also be deployed in any area without an existing air-conditioning system making it highly versatile.
Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Millimeter-Wave Indoor Real-time Location System
There is a need in healthcare delivery for higher accuracy location sensing at low costs. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for accurate contact tracing to identify at-risk individuals. Furthermore, hospitals demand globally continues to outstrip capacity growth, and therefore technological solutions are required to: 1) more quickly allocate bed spaces, to reduce patient length-of-stay and increase patient throughput; 2) more efficiently find resources, to save staff time and decrease working capital; 3) more effectively monitor room occupancy, patient-staff interactions, and wait times, to better use valuable hospital space and optimise contact time. We have developed a system to use sensor mesh networks of IoT devices — based on millimetre-wave technology coupled with artificial intelligence (AI) — to provide more accurate indoor real-time location sensing (RTLS) for improved contact tracing, patient flow and equipment finding in hospitals. The deployment of these technologies can improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes, while reducing costs.
Versatile Medical Suction Device
Tracheostomy involves opening the area beneath the larynx, inserting into the tiny opening a properly shaped device, usually bent at right angles, and securing it to the neck in some form (often with a lumbar spine). Because the air bypasses the constriction, it provides continuous breathing and oxygenation. In the absence of appropriate environmental factors, only the most demanding medical device can provide the best treatment effect. The efficiency of treatment can only be achieved by satisfying all medical needs. It is essential for clinicians to use a reliable, accurate and safe medical aspirator. Accurate medical aspirators provide controllable suction levels and improve safety requirements in hospital wards, surgical sites, pathology laboratories, dental wards, mortality and postmortem rooms. The device is used to remove infectious material from wounds or any fluid from the patient's airway or respiratory system. The device can be used during surgery in the operating room or near patients' beds. The impact of using a mobile device (battery operated device) on patients and their careers is invaluable. Allows safe transportation for examinations, treatments. A portable machine with the right parameters can mobilize the patient and his / her nurse and family. It provides an opportunity to break free between the four walls, to experience familiar and new places and experiences, and to maintain a healthy mental state.

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Grant Call to Automate the Collection and Pre-processing of Soiled Crockery for Centralised Dishwashing
The National Environment Agency (NEA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) have jointly launched a Grant Call under the Gov-PACT initiative, to encourage greater use of technology and automation, and raise productivity for the collection and pre-processing of soiled crockery for both offsite and onsite centralised dishwashing at hawker centres, food courts and F&B establishments.
Seeking for Solution to Detect Surface Defects and Damages to Car Bodyworks
A Singapore based company in the land transport sector is seeking solution to detect surface defects, damages to painted surfaces of the bodywork of an automotive and to create a 3D image of the vehicle. At present, this task is carried out manually by a team of inspectors to identify the surface defects and damages. As it is carried out visually by human, it is prone to inconsistencies in the assessment. It takes about 45mins to completely scan the entire vehicle and digitize it into a 3D image.  
Seeking Smartphone-based Solution to Determine the State of Health of an Automotive
A Singapore based company in the land transport sector is seeking a solution to map out the vibrational and sound profiles of automotives. The company has a large fleet of diesel and petrol internal combustion (IC) engine vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. Due to the large number of vehicles involved, it is seeking for a portable, non-contact, smartphone-based solution to map out the vibrational and sound ‘signatures’ of the vehicles so as to ascertain the state of health of these vehicles. At present, this task is carried out manually by a team of skilled technicians using state of the art diagnostic tools that are plugged into the OBD as well as leveraging their years of experience in automotive repairs to identify the state of health of the vehicles. However, due to large size of their fleet and that their fleets are not located in a single locality all the time, it is not economical to deploy technicians to all these localities (including outside Singapore).
Seeking Partners to Incorporate Emotion Recognition A.I
An A*STAR spinoff with 5 years and millions invested into R&D, is seeking technology partners for the Eureka Clusters Artificial Intelligence (AI) Joint Innovation Projects. We measure emotions on facial expressions through their algorithm to deliver real time, non-intrusive analytics for various industries. Only one in the world using psychology circumplex model resulting more precise emotion measurements vs 7 basic emotions in the market Enable Real-time processing and analysis for large crowd and individual emotional state. Only individual Single analysis from competitors. Awards winning technology that account for cultural differences with high accuracy especially in Asia emotion Solutions include APIs, SDK, Apps, Cloud platform, Edge/Raspberry Pi Industry verticals used with emotion A.I include: Retail & Hospitality Selves and POS Emotion survey, guest services/butler/concierge measurement. Human Resource Candidate emotion pre-screening analysis and aptitude testing or training Fast-Moving Consumer Goods FMCG Unbiased genuine emotion feedback, Market research and focus group analytics Emotion insight into A/B testing & packaging Healthcare Emotional enabled devices, health companion, remote measurement via telemedicine. Point of interest Emotional insights into visitors in public attractions, reaction to museum artefacts Smart Cities and security Infuse emotion recognition into IoT for Perimeter Security, Access Control, Strategic Sites, Airport Security, Border Control, Sensors & IoTs, Mega Event Security Smart devices / Appliances Humanise devices to be interactive, empathetic and emotion enabled home devices Automotive Fatigue / frustration detection to reduce diver risk, Taxi passenger analysis on in-car ads Education Assist teaching on content receptiveness online, Mood-meter for classrooms or exhibitions.

Our Success Stories

Learn how our innovation services have enabled organisations to succeed in their innovation journey.

Impact for FOOD & NUTRITION

­Innovation Advisory Creates New Value through Efficient Upcycling of Spent Grains
David Tan and his team mulled over their revenue for the first quarter of 2020, the lowest in their more than 45 years of business, through a virtual meeting at the start of Singapore’s circuit breaker in April. It seemed like there was no end in sight for the raging COVID-19 pandemic in both local and overseas markets as food...

Impact for SUSTAINABILITY

Supporting Local and Going Green with Tropical Hardwood
With the aim to salvage fallen trees in Singapore and transform them into sustainable products that are valuable, local woodworking and carpentry firm, Roger&Sons kickstarted the Local Tree Project in 2019. The family-run woodworking business is committed to utilising local raw materials to create bespoke furniture and other wooden objects, but the management and handling of tropical trees in Singapore...

Impact for MANUFACTURING

Saving Manufacturing Costs on the Road to Industry 4.0
Manufacturing costs can be reduced by new intelligent systems. A first-of-its-kind software for such uses has been developed by LeanCost International and SMT Technology, which were matchmade by IPI. The sight of Moses Tan hunched over a computer and typing away furiously was nothing new to his peers or family. As a consultant, his work involved advising manufacturing companies on...