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UTM project shown to PM Najib in conjunction with the launching of MaGIC

posted Apr 27, 2014, 9:17 AM by cf yeong   [ updated Apr 27, 2014, 10:33 AM ]

27 April 2014, Cyberjaya. Two teams from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia are shortlisted to the MaGIC Pitching ChallengeThe two teams are CR2 (Compact Rehabilitation Robot) and Mini HeartCatcher. CR2 team is represented by Dr Yeong Che Fai, Khor Kang Xiang and Patrick Chin Jun Hua while Mini HeartCatcher is represented by Dr Eileen Su Lee Ming, Hiew Furong and Lim Ai Jia. All are from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UTM except Dr Yeong from CAIRO, UTM and Khor Kang Xiang from MJIIT, UTM.

CR2 was invited to showcase their product to Prime Minister Najib in conjunction with the launching of Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) at Cyberjaya. MaGIC was earlier officially launched by PM Najib and President Obama. Prime Minister Najib tested the robot with interest. Several other VIPs also tested the system including Cradle CEO, Nazrin Hassan and MDEC CEO, Datuk Badlisham Ghazali. They gave useful feedback.

CR2 product is a robotic device to assist stroke patient rehabilitation by instilling motivation via engaging and fun game exercises. CR2 team works together with National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM) to design and develop the device. Meanwhile, Mini HeartCatcher is a device to capture the ECG and transmit the data wirelessly to be displayed on smartphone to help patients and cardiologist to monitor heart rhythm. 

Both the teams thank the assistance from Innovation and Commercialisation Centre (ICC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in participating this event.


Picture: Dr Yeong (UTM) is explaining how the CR2 (Compact Rehabilitation Robot) helps stroke patient to train their upper limb movement with engaging and motivating virtual reality game. Looking on are Patrick Chin and Khor Kang Xiang.

Picture: Cradle CEO, Nazrin Hassan trying out the CR2 robot.

Picture: Dr Eileen Su with MDEC CEO, Datuk Badlisham Ghazali

Picture: CR2 team sharing a light moment with MDEC CEO, Datuk Badlisham Ghazali