Our pioneer generation and baby boomers have worked hard to build the Singapore you know today.
Now how can we help them Age-in-Place?
Put your engineering skills to the test and make a difference in their lives.
The main theme for Tech Factor Challenge 2016 is: Aging-in-Place.
You may choose between these 2 challenge categories:
Seeking silverpreneurs, the tinkerers and the highly experienced! Form a team with at least half of the members aged 55 years & above and participate in the Senior Inventors Series.
Up to S$24,000 Seed Fund & Prototype Fund
Access to IDA Labs
Technical & Clinical Mentors
ST Electronics' IoT Platform for usage
Up to S$300,000 for 4 Winners
Dr Wee Shiou Liang
& Frailty Research Program Lead,
Geriatric Education and Research Institute
Alexandra Health System
Dr Wee's areas of research are in aged and integrated care, program evaluation, nutrition and exercise science. Formally the Head of Research at the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), he developed research capability and collaborations in aged and integrated care. Dr Wee is particularly interest in multi-disciplinary research collaboration to strengthen health-social system capability to help older people age in place.
Mr. Desmond Tong
Senior Prosthetist & Orthotist
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Mr. Desmond Tong is a Senior Prosthetist/Orthotist in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Foot Care & Limb Design Centre and has been an amputee since 17 years ago. He specialises in prosthetics and orthotics design, fabrication of custom-made devices and provides related patient care. Desmond works closely on a daily basis with the elderly group to assist them in resuming mobility after impairment. He is also involved in the hospital-level amputee care stream programme and volunteers in the amputee support group.
Mr. Huang Chee Thong
Engineering Director, E&T
(Training & Simulation Systems)
Chee Thong designed, built and maintained simulators for the last 15 years. He is adept in solving problems innovatively and improvising quickly to solve challenges that arise.