BIGHEART-Holmusk Press Release


BIGHEART-Holmusk Press Release

  • March 22, 2017

Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research and Technology (BIGHEART) at NUS and Holmusk Partner to Innovate Healthcare IT for Chronic Disease


The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Holmusk, a digital health and data analytics company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recently to explore collaborations for improving healthcare delivery in the region.

Under this MOU, the Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research and Technology (BIGHEART) at NUS and Holmusk will establish a working relationship on several topics related to healthcare IT and medical device development. These include personal informatics and intervention through healthcare applications, such as mobile food logging, diabetes management and mental health. Another area to be explored is the analysis of personal health data from surveys, smart phones and wearables, electronic medical records and other clinical data.

“There are many critical healthcare challenges faced by both developed and developing countries today,” said Professor Luke P. Lee, founding director of BIGHEART at NUS. “This collaboration will allow us to take our interdisciplinary research further, by collaborating with Holmusk on apps, digital technology and predictive analytics. Together, we believe we can move closer towards overcoming some of the technical barriers that prevent good healthcare in the region.

“BIGHEART at NUS is at the forefront of basic and translational healthcare research. We are excited to lend our digital health and data analytics experience and capabilities to these projects, in order to commercialise and bring pioneering research to the region in a practical and sustainable manner,” said Nawal Roy, CEO and Founder of Holmusk.