Low Cost Finger Exoskeleton for Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients

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Kuala Lumpur, 8 November 2016: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), students, Ngie Kok Sin and John Lim Hong Aun, emerged as champions in the ‘Best of Tertiary Student Project – Software/Hardware’ category of the MSC Malaysia Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2016. Their success continues a string of APICTA awards won since it’s inception in 1999.

The duo who are Year 3 Mechatronic Engineering degree students spent 9 months working on the winning project, titled ‘Design & Develop a Low Cost Finger Exoskeleton for Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients’. The project featured a wireless connection that is an added advantage to physiotherapists and patients. It allows remote monitoring and control through cameras, smart servo and brain wave detection devices. In doing so, medical and ancillary support personnel can derive useful analytical information for effective and speedy rehabilitation of stroke patients.

Paying tribute to their Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Technology (FCET) mentors, Ngie and Lim said, “We feel absolutely proud to be the winners this year. We thank our two Engineering Faculty mentors for their constant support, advice and inspiration. They challenged us to think out of the box”.

Ngie and Lim will now represent Malaysia in the International APICTA Awards which will be held in Taiwan from 2 December to 5 December 2016. They aim to bring glory to the country and to the university.

The winning Finger Exoskeleton project

The duo, as the Winner of MSC Malaysia’s APICTA Awards, will represent Malaysia in the upcoming International APICTA which will be held in December. From left: Dr Thang Ka Fei, Head of School of Engineering, APU, John Lim Hong Aun, Ngie Kok Sin, Vickneswari Durairajah, Suresh Gobee.

Upon their victory, Ngie and Lim will be representing Malaysia to compete in the International APICTA Awards 2016, which will be held from 2 December to 5 December 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.

“We feel absolutely proud to be the winner this year, and we would like to thank our university and the mentors, Ms. Vicky and Mr. Suresh for their support. We will look forward to representing Malaysia in the International APICTA Awards in Taiwan, hopefully we can bring glory to our country and the university,” said Ngie and Lim upon receiving the award.

The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA Awards) is an international awards program organized by APICTA, which aims to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide. To date, the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance comprises 17 economies: Australia , Bangladesh , Brunei Darussalam , China , Chinese Taipei , Hong Kong , Indonesia , Japan , Macao , Malaysia , Myanmar , Pakistan , Singapore , Sri Lanka , Thailand, Vietnam and Nepal.

The duo, as the Winner of MSC Malaysia’s APICTA Awards, will represent Malaysia in the upcoming International APICTA which will be held in December. Left: John Lim Hong Aun, Right: Ngie Kok Sin

About APICTA

The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA Awards) is an international awards program organized by APICTA, which aims to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide. To date, the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance comprises 17 economies: Australia , Bangladesh , Brunei Darussalam , China , Chinese Taipei , Hong Kong , Indonesia , Japan , Macao , Malaysia , Myanmar , Pakistan , Singapore , Sri Lanka , Thailand, Vietnam and Nepal.

About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in collaboration with Staffordshire University, UK with Technology as a common core. These programmes nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally. Professionalism, problem-solving skills, and creativity & innovation are some of the key attributes of APU graduates. The multi-cultural student community comprises both Malaysian students as well as International students. APU was also Rated No.1 in Asia and Malaysia for Multicultural Learning Experience by the Student Barometer Wave 2015, ‘Studying with people from other cultures’. 

APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels. It was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2013 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) on 1st November 2012 and has maintained this Excellent rating in the latest SETARA 2013 Ratings announced on 17th November 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.apu.edu.my/.

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