Centre for Health Sciences Research & Innovation (CHeSRI) ❮❯ Professor Alan Wong Cluster Director Health and Social Sciences Welcome to the Centre of Health Sciences Research and Innovation (CHeSRI). The CHeSRI is set up within the Health and Social Sciences Cluster in 2017, as a strategic initiative to consolidate all health and social sciences research activities within the University. Since 2011, the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) has been offering health sciences programmes, particularly nursing and allied health. SIT became the 5th autonomous public university in 2014. In 2016, the new university launched the pre-registration allied health programmes of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, diagnostic radiography and radiation therapy. The university has grown its health and social sciences faculty strength, from fewer than three to today’s more than 40 members whose expertise includes various allied health specialties and basic sciences. One of our strategic directions is to develop a coherent applied research agenda that aims to demonstrate clinical effectiveness of allied health and nursing services, improve patient care and promotes healthy living, including healthy ageing. We invite scholars and researchers who have interest in health sciences to collaborate with us in applied research. There is also opportunity to work with students in their Honours research projects. In these pages you will also see the resources available at our University to support applied research. We hope you find our website helpful. Best wishes Prof Alan Wong Showcase Study finds stroke survivors inactivity extend beyond a lack of motivationThe Study team looked at barriers to physical activity faced by 38 stroke survivors from the Singapore National Stroke Association (SNSA), from June 2019 to December 2019. More about this project ʋArm, the VR Armskate Rehab DeviceIn partnership with METTA’s Day Rehabilitation Centre for the Elderly, our team of faculty and students aims to design an arm-skate device that infuses gamification, to motivate post-stroke survivors to regain their upper limb mobility through rehabilitation. More about this project A Smart Knee Brace to Assist Elderly in Sit-to-Stand TasksFor many seniors, prolonged sitting or bed rest can lead to weakness in their quadriceps muscles, making it harder for them to perform basic daily tasks, such as sit-to-stand (STS) movements. More about this project RFID-based Reminder System to Improve Infection Control ComplianceAdherence to the five moments of hand hygiene is required by healthcare professionals while attending to their patients. More about this project Portable Medical-Grade Suctioning DeviceAirway suctioning devices can be lifesaving during critical situations. More about this project Video Game Repository for ParentsA study, conducted by Choo et. al. (2010), showed that approximately 9% of video gamers in Singapore, the fifth highest in the world, demonstrate pathological symptoms. More about this project ❮❯ Projects chevron--up External Grant FYTitleCo-IFunding AgencyDuration (Mths)2017Bio-Inspired hip protector based on the exoskeleton of mantis shrimpBenjamin SoonMOE (TIF)242016Do Physical Functions in Nursing Home Residents Change During Their StayAlan WongAgency for Integrated Care Pte Ltd (AIC)18 chevron--up SIT Ignition Grant FYTitlePICo-IDuration (Mths)2018Integrated Rehabilitation Parallel Bars and StaircasesMeredith Yeung 12Virtual Reality Mobility Training (VRMT) For PhysiotherapyBenjamin Soon 122017Automated Multi-Objective Nurse Scheduling System Chen Xiaorong Mary12Scam PreventionJiow Hee Jhee 12How computer gaming affects the brain health of post-stroke patients? Wong Boon SengAndy LeeTim XuAngela Papadimitriou122016Arm Skate Rehab Device for Post-Stroke Exercise Tim Xu12Protection Motivation Theory-Based Digital Media Security ProgrammesJiow Hee Jhee 12Hand Hygiene Reminder and Monitoring System Genedine Lim122015Improving access to private ambulances - a health services-centric study Eric Chua12Video Game Repository for ParentsJiow Hee Jhee 12 chevron--up SIT Cluster Seed Grant FYTitlePICo-IDuration (Mths)FY18 – August Grant CallUnderstanding capabilities, opportunities and motivation to reduce sitting time and sedentary behaviour in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease post-exacerbationMuhammad Rahizan ZainuldinMark Anthony Chan12A Qualitative Study to Explore the Attitudes, Behaviours and Experiences of Commuters on Shared Paths (SP) in SingaporeJade SohAlan Wong12The normal width of the linea alba in a Singaporean nulliparous populationEdwina RigbyTarek Mohamad Mohamad Abdelkader12An exploration of muscle activation pattern during inverted row exerciseEdwin LimAlan Wong12Factors affecting exercise adherence in older people with a risk of falling in SingaporeBernadine Teng 12FY18 – May Grant CallThe Lived Professional Identities of New Nursing Graduates across the Boundaries of Communities of PracticeMary Chen Xiaorong 12Annual Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Survey (AMPS) Anthony Goff Jason ChoiBenjamin SoonEdwina Rigby12A warning, assisting and reminding mobile application (WARMA) for active mobility, safe traffic environment in the community-dwelling older adultsYeh Ting TingKent Lam (ICT)12Age-Specific Normative Reference Values for the Incremental Shuttle Walk Test in a Healthy Singaporean PopulationMeredith YeungClement Yan12Incorporating Brain-Computer-Interface Games (BCI) to Cognitive Remediation for Persons With Schizophrenia-a Pilot StudyTan Bhing Leet 123D reconstruction of the knee joint and wrist joint using CT scan data followed by 3D printing of these joints Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone Ooi Chin ChinDesmond Chong (Eng)12 Contact Us Call us at 65922149 or email to HSS.Research@SingaporeTech.edu.sg For Faculty Sharepoint login, please click here.