SINGAPORE – Media
OutReach – 19 December 2019 – Enterprise Asia
announced the winners of the International Innovation Awards 2019 in Singapore.
Thirty-five products, services and organizations are named as award winners
from over 160 submissions.
“There are not
conventional ‘innovations’. When we set out to identify winners of the International
Innovation Awards, our goal is to present a broad spectrum of innovations that
could spur greater innovation in the recipients’ respective countries and
industries. Just as innovation itself is continuously self-redefining, the
awards are meant to promote continuity in innovation”, said Dato’ William Ng,
president of Enterprise Asia.
Among the notable
recipients are Malaysia’s AIA Bhd, Taiwan’s HIWIN Technologies Corp., Singapore’s Olam
International Ltd., Philippines’ Unilever, Indonesia’s PT MRT Jakarta, and
United Arab Emirates’ Roads and Transport Authority and Vietnam’s Tan Hoang
annually by Enterprise Asia, the International Innovation Awards is among the most
coveted global awards for innovation and aims to recognize best innovations in
the categories of Product, Service & Solution, and Organization &
Culture. This year’s judging panel include Martin Daffner, founder of Innobrix,
Nadia Thalmann of Nanyang Technological University, Professor Natcha Thawesaengskulthai
of Chulalongkorn University, Makoto Shibata of FINOLAB, The FinTech Center of
Tokyo and Anna Simpson of Flux Compass.
are the trailblazers of our world. Beyond the obvious commercial value, these
innovations are what would power the world forward, individually and
collectively. I hope that more companies and organizations would realize that
constant innovation is not a luxury, but necessity”, says Ng.
About HIWIN Technologies Corp.’s HIWIN Robotic Gait Training System
Gait Training System MRG-P100 is designed with physical therapist in assisting
their daily practice on early rehabilitation. All the key function is innovated
from user needs, including using a unique three- point body weight support to
keep the patient upright, which provides a comfortable training environment and
only takes less than 3 minutes to set up for early stage walking
rehabilitation. Combination of the three-point support and lower limb
exoskeletons further improves the training intensity and posture of walking.
The intelligent software monitors vital sign of the patient during training.
When the value of blood pressure, heart rate or pulse oximetry is abnormal, the
device will pause the training session and send a warning message to ask the
therapist to check the status of the patient. In addition, a patented
spasticity detecting method was developed to prevent overstretching when
HIWIN Robotic Gait
Trainer MRG-P100 not only makes early stage walking rehabilitation easier, but
also encourages the confidence of the patients. It enables the walking ability
impaired patients to experience the feeling of walking again, which usually
helps patients develop a positive attitude toward rehabilitation and achieves
standouts among other similar products in the market with innovative design, it
- Simple and Cost-effective Therapy
Robotic Gait Training System MRG-P100 requires only one therapist to perform
therapy sessions. With assistance of the therapist, a patient can be moved
safely and quickly onto and from the trainer. The training system is
inexpensive and affordable to most rehabilitation centers, which benefits wider
ranges of patients in the community.
- Patented “Non-Suspension Support System”
Robotic Gait Training System MRG-P100 is an electromechanical orthotic device.
The exoskeleton extended footplates and the support design on the knees, hip,
and belly makes the patient stably stands while training, which is the most
unique feature among other trainers. The patented support system also functions
additional weight bearing exercises while gait training.
- Intensive but Safe
Gait Training System MRG-P100 changes traditional physical training into
automation rehabilitation. Through repetitive and reliable practice, the
training sessions can be precisely implemented and also easily adjustable
according to patients’ actual conditions.
- Better Rehabilitation Experiences
Robotic Gait Training System MRG-P100 features virtual reality to interact with
patients. Visual feedback motivates patients to go into self-training and
further achieve better results from scenario guidance and instructions.
- Remote Monitoring System
Robotic Gait Training System MRG-P100 is network compatible for remote
monitoring. All HIWIN rehabilitation products can be registered to a remote
platform and all training records stored will be transmitted for physical
therapists’ evaluating on training performance.
About Enterprise Asia
Enterprise Asia strives to create an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship
as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and social
development reinforced by its strong pillars of: Democratizing
Entrepreneurship, Institutionalizing Sustainability and Empowering Innovation.
About International Innovation Awards
The International Innovation Awards is an annual regional
recognition program that recognizes outstanding innovations, and in the
process, encouraging organizations to continue investing in innovations. For
more information on the International Innovation Awards 2019, please visit www.innovationaward.org