01 December 2018
Two students from Singapore Polytechnic made their mark at the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition, with their invention of an interactive therapeutic pet robot they named SP Buddy.
Engineering students Mohamed Umar, 19, and Wong Jun Heng, 20, created the robotic dog to help the elderly think and move around more.
Another team comprising of Mr Sia, an aerospace avionics student, and Ms Azimah, who is doing a course in supply chain management, came up with a locked pill dispenser to help patients keep track of the medication they take daily.
This invention can be prove useful to, say, dementia patients who may not remember whether they have taken their medication.
Heng Yin Qi and coursemate Lee Wei Juin invented a device to help patients with Parkinson’s disease. The device can be attached to objects such as utensils, plates and cups to monitor tremors. The device can counter the tremors and stabilise the objects.