Updated: 07/07/2014 22:00

Proof of concept grants awarded to 13 projects

Proof of concept grants awarded to 13 projects

The National Research Foundation, NRF, has provided a proof of concept grant worth $250,000 to a team biomedicial engineers from the National University of Singapore. 

The grant will be used to further test and fine-tune the prototype of a robot-assisted omni-directional mobility unit that can turn a hospital bed and skilfully manoeuvre it to park in tight spots which they developed. 

If successful, these attached units will cut down the number of hospital attendants needed to move hospital beds, the man-hours required for such operations, as well significantly reduce the physical strength demanded by such a task. 

Other grant winners include a team of communication network engineers from the Nanyang Polytechnic which has patented a security and privacy key for Internet of Things (IoT) IoT devices. 

And a 4D camera developed by research engineers from Nanyang Technological University, which can be attached to microscopes. 

NRF says it can potentially create a new niche market in biomedical imaging worth $3.5 billion.

Altogether 13 projects received the grants. 

The 12th Proof of Concept grant call is currently open and will close on the 22nd of August.

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