HEALTHCARE ENGINEERING CENTRE

The Healthcare Engineering Centre (HEC) brings together scientists and engineers who are dedicated to translational research and development with the aim of improving human health and well-being. The centre focuses on the development of lab-on-a-chip and lab-on-skin technologies. By leveraging AI, IoT and 5G technologies, the centre develops devices and systems to support smart digital health. The centre actively collaborates with hospitals, medical centres, autonomous universities, research institutes, and industry companies to bring emerging health technologies closer towards commercialisation.


Our staff applied their engineering skills to microfluidic and flexible & wearable technology to develop healthcare devices which were successfully licensed to spin-off companies such as Zearly Healthcare and CJ Technology Pte Ltd.


HEC runs “smart wearable healthcare devices” and “Fabrication and applications of microfluidics” modules as part of its programme for part-time students. HEC also supports new electives for full-time students from the Diploma in Biomedical Engineering.


HEC actively collaborates with hospitals, medical centres, autonomous universities, research institutes, and industry companies to bring emerging health technologies closer towards commercialisation.

Our Student Projects

We worked with the National Heart Centre of Singapore (NHCS) and National University of Singapore (NUS) to develop an artificial Intelligence enabled Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) pulse analyser for Heart Failure detection. This development aims to provide a simple, cheap, and non-invasive approach for diagnosis and evaluation of the severity of heart failure.

This project developed a point-of-care (POC) system for the detection of procalcitonin (PCT), which is a biomarker of sepsis. The POC system is based on a nanopillar array immunosensing biosensor chip which generates localized surface plasmon (LSPR) to enhance biological conjugated fluorescent dyes.

  • IES PRESTIGIOUS ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2016
  • MOE Innergy 2017 (Silver)
  • This project aims to address specific healthcare workers' pain points in times of respiratory disease epidemics and pandemics. It adds a powered antivirus respirator onto loose-fitting protective suits based on the established combination of air filtration, antiviral coating and germicidal irradiation technologies.

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