TECH EXPERT
Dr Ian Harris Sujae

Dr Ian Harris Sujae

Senior Conexus Manager and Senior Lecturer

Republic Polytechnic

EXPERTISE:
Healthcare - Product Design & Development
Life Sciences - Product Design & Development
LOCATION:
Singapore

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Ian Harris Sujae is a human movement science specialist by training. With more than 10 years of experience in Biomechanics, Physiology and Motor Control Learning, Ian synergizes movement science to understand human movement in an array of applications ranging from sports performance to ergonomic and ergogenic human factor research, health rehabilitation and injury prevention as well as gait patterns. Ian has worked with various industries in providing consultation services on commissioned research projects leveraging on complex evidence-based and ecological validity approach as well as technology.

Currently, Ian is senior manager at ERGO Technology Centre, School of Sports Health and Leisure, Republic Polytechnic. In addition to academic responsibilities as a senior lecturer and mentor for student-led activities, Ian oversees human factor research projects with the industry and has worked on several commissioned projects and grants. 

Ian sits in the Football Association of Singapore, Medical Committee, and continues to present his research work at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) conference, which is the highest arena for sports biomechanist to present applied research in sports. He has also published in several peer-reviewed journals including the Sports Biomechanics Journal, International Journal of Sports Science and Performance Analysis as well as the Journal of Sports and Exercise Sciences. Ian is also a current member of ISB, ISBS as well as a life member with the Singapore Physical Education Association (SPEA).

PORTFOLIO

Physiological Effects of Firefighting and Validity of Breathing Apparatus Proficiency Test (BAPT) Batteries
  • Principal investigator of a human factor research project leveraging on movement science and physiology
  • Evaluated and profiled physiological demands of fire fighting, and assessed the validity of the breathing apparatus proficiency test (BAPT)
  • Provided conceptual inputs on approach and methods (ecological validity) as well as making sense of the data captured (evidence-based)

Expertise Provided
  • Life Sciences - Product Design & Development
Vibrational Energy Harvesting for Portable Charging
  • Co-principal investigator for development of an energy harvester that is capable of harnessing ambient energy
  • The wearable energy harvester can be worn by user in the form of armband or wristband and the project included considerations of human factor engineering and characterization of the energy harvester output and user experience based on biomechanics in an authentic environment
  • Identified body movements that lead to optimal vibration during several gait patterns

Expertise Provided
  • Life Sciences - Product Design & Development
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