The James Dyson Award International Winner 2021
- November 17, 2021
Photo credit: James Dyson Award Foundation
iHealthtech PhD student Yu Kelu’s father was diagnosed with glaucoma in 2019. He suffered stresses from both the#eye condition and treatments that included monitoring the eye pressure. The distress of Ms Yu’s father has prompted Ms Yu and her teammates, Mr Li Si, a doctoral student at iHealthtech, and Mr David Lee, a Research Engineer at the National University of Singapore Department of Material Science and Engineering, to design a wearable device called Home Eye Pressure E-skin Sensor, or HOPES. The device can provide safe, accurate, pain-free and low-cost intraocular pressure (IOP) monitoring at home. The project, mentored by Asst Prof Benjamin C.K. Tee, has won the James Dyson Award 2021 in Singapore and the James Dyson Award International 2021. Kudos to the team for the excellent achievement!
The winning team, mentored by Asst Prof Benjamin Tee (extreme right), combined an electronic skin sensor technology and artificial intelligence for convenient self-monitoring of intraocular pressure at home. They hope to apply their sensor technology across other health monitoring applications, such as robotics and biomedical devices. Photo credit: James Dyson Award Foundation.