Being committed to empowering healthcare transformation, SIT-HSS strives to drive applied research work through two important strategic thrusts: (1) Enhancing Community Rehabilitation and (2) Promoting Healthy Ageing. These two areas serve to encompass and consolidate research efforts ranging from healthcare engineering and innovation to digital health and community healthcare research.
Our cluster has fostered close connections with various hospitals, healthcare institutions, and community care partners. The ties we have built with these partners allow our research work to reach the right target groups, allowing the community to reap the benefits in the shortest time possible. HSS faculty have the clinical expertise and deep research interests to develop practical solutions for existing healthcare issues and empower healthcare professionals with evidence-based practice. There are exciting plans to enhance SIT’s research capabilities, which include the setup of a new living lab to revolutionise rehabilitation with novel technological tools.
We invite local or international scholars and researchers with deep interests in healthcare transformation to collaborate and work with us. We believe that our concerted efforts and shared knowledge will enable us to achieve greater heights in healthcare research. At the same time, we hope to make resources available for the community and create sustainable and quality healthcare in the near future.
Explore our evolving projects that connect the dots between new knowledge, innovative technologies, and real-life applications in healthcare and community settings.
A/Prof Benjamin Soon (HSS), A/Prof Alfred Tan (Engrg), A/Prof Tan Chek Tien (ICT), A/Prof Loo Poh Kok (ICT)
Students: Year 3 HSS-PT and Engrg-UofG
External Collaborator: NTFGH
The VMRT system will allow users, such as patients with dementia, who are unable to ambulate outside safely, to walk in an environment that has meaning to them while they are staying in a nursing home.
Preliminary testing of device prior to clinical stage.
A/Prof Tan Bhing Leet (HSS), Asst Prof Frank Guan (ICT), Oran Devilly (ICT), A/Prof Wong Boon Seng (HSS)
External Collaborators: BizLink, Columbia University USA.
Persons with cognitive problems often have problems obtaining employment due to inability to fulfil job demands.
This project is developing gamified work scenarios using augmented reality (AR) to train patients in a safe environment.
Asst Prof Karina DANCZA (HSS), Asst Prof Kyrin LIONG (Engrg), Mr Mark TEO (DSB), A/Prof Steven TAY (Engrg)
Students: 4 x HSS-OT, 2 x ENG
External collaborators: Ms Lynette GOMEZ (Rainbow Centre), Mr Samuel LEE (HOPE Technik Pte Ltd), Ms Jacqueline YEO (Plystudio Architects Pte Ltd)
Creating practical ways to support children’s engagement and learning in the classroom through the careful design of furniture and classroom features will benefit children and families at Rainbow Centre as well as other special needs schools in Singapore.
Asst Prof Ingrid Wilson, Asst Prof Yeh I-Ling
External Collaborator: St. Joseph’s home
Students: 3 x HSS-OT
Investigate the facilitators and barriers of programme implementation of Intergenerational bonding Programme (IGP) at St. Joseph’s Home (SJH), which has a unique co-locatio
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Ms Corrine Hoo
Students: 4 x HSS-OT
To investigate the effects of COVID-19 on the occupations of preschoolers and their parents’ caregiving stress and challenges.
Ignite your passion and discover exciting postgraduate opportunities in clinical research.
We invite scholars and researchers who have interest in the health sciences to collaborate with us in applied research. There are also opportunities to work with students in their Honours research projects.