Varsity students win multiple awards at invention showcase

The winning teams from Management and Science University with the awards they won at Itex 2019.

MANAGEMENT and Science University (MSU) bagged the Best Green Invention Special Award for its bio-marine project, MyCoral Underwater Seascape, at this year’s International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (Itex) in Kuala Lumpur.

The eco-marine climate action initiative invented by MSU’s International Medical School students in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal for Life Below Water also took home the gold medal in the environment, energy Category at Itex 2019.

Another gold was awarded to MSU in the automation, manufacturing category for its Fire Fighter Robot with Night Vision Camera.

Designed to detect a fire and automatically respond, it is aimed at reducing the threat of burns during accidents and was invented by Information Sciences and Engineering Faculty students.

Bringing in the third gold for MSU through the medical, health category was Akua Riz Gamat Extract, a health supplement derived from glycosaminoglycan-rich sea cucumber.

Glycosaminoglycan is a building-block polymer for proteoglycan, a component of the extracellular matrix in the cartilage playing an important role in osteoarthritis treatment.

The medical, health category also presented another medal to MSU when it won a silver for Betelnizer, a microbe-fighting natural sanitiser guarding against bacterial/ fungal infections.

MSU clinched two more silver medals through the child care, special care as well as beauty, fitness, sports categories.

In the child care, special care category, the invention was Future Vision – a smart, affordable technology aiding the blind.

Future Vision, which also grabbed the Perintis 2018 Special Award for Engineering and Technology Innovation, comprises an obstacle-detecting smart walking-stick, hat and shoes.

The tool system embedded with ultrasonic sensors attached to a vibrator helps the vision-impaired find their way home by syncing with GPS settings on their smartphone.

MSU’s winning entry in the beauty, fitness, sports category is Oh-Ka-Boshi, a halal feminine skincare product. “Oh-Ka” stands for “cherry blossoms” while “Boshi” means “star”, referring to the potential baby-pink softness and starry glow effect of using the product.

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