USP students Moh Su Jin (BIZ + USP, Class of 2019) and Keane Looi Yi Xian (Computing + USP, Class of 2019) participated in the NUS Medical Grand Challenge. Su Jin's team won the Change Maker Prize for the most creative and impactful project while Keane's team won the People's Choice Award for the most popular project.

Organised by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the inaugural Medical Grand Challenge finals was held on 18 August 2017. The competition aims to nurture a culture of curiosity among NUS undergraduates, while encouraging creativity and entrepreneurship. Over the past year, medical students teamed up with other NUS faculties and schools to explore creative solutions to address unmet healthcare needs. The teams presented their ideas and were assessed by a panel of judges for their business strategy, creativity, design quality and healthcare impact.

So what was the creative idea by Su Jin’s team? The team came up with an eVand – a lightweight, motion-sensing, inexpensive smartwear for administration of neuromuscular electrical stimulation to treat chronic venous insufficiency, a common condition that causes blood to pool in the legs resulting in swelling, skin changes and leg ulcers. Keane's team had the highest votes for their "Providing On-Site Diagnostics: Greater Productivity & Convenience to Raise Value in Clinical Care", a portable and modular photometric/optimal platform for point of care medical diagnostics.

Congrats Su Jin and Keane! We encourage and support USP students like them in taking part in similar cross-faculty programmes, events and competitions.

Read other coverage of the event at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and NUSNews.

 

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Su Jin (2nd from R) and her team presenting their creative project, eVand. (Photo credit: NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)

 

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The team at Medical Grand Challenge finals. (Photo credit: NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)

 

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Keane (2nd from R) and his team receiving their People's Choice Award at the Medical Grand Challenge. (Photo credit: NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)

 

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A team member of “Providing On-Site Diagnostics: Greater Productivity & Convenience to Raise Value in Clinical Care” sharing more information about the project. (Photo credit: NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)