ISPRM 2020 Innovation Contest – Winners Announced!

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Back in September 2019, we announced the 2020 Edition of our Innovation Contest.

This is our annual competition open to any project manager in the field of health (engineers and bioengineers, researchers from many other areas such as informatics, robotics, biomechanics…) as individual or as a member of a multidisciplinary team, in connection with a promising company.
Read the announcement.

The innovation can be a device, a software, a process or an organization. It has to be in working order at the time of the congress, but not yet marketed. The jury will look at the innovative nature of the project, its usefulness, its capacity for development and its economic potential. 

The Jury this time was composed of:

  • ISPRM President - Walter Frontera, MD, PhD, FRCP
  • ISPRM 2020 Congress President – John Chae, MD, ME
  • ISPRM 2020 Scientific Committee Chair – Gerard Francisco, MD

The winner of our Innovation Contest in 2020 is ‘’Hey Amigo’’ from Brazil (see details below, also showcased HERE).

Due to the quality of the projects submitted, it was also decided to have a runner-up award. The second place candidate selected was ‘’Robolimb’’ from Malaysia (see details below, also showcased HERE).

The selected candidates will receive a cash prize (1000 EUR for 1st place and 500 EUR for 2nd place) in support of their projects. The trophies will be awarded at the Closing Ceremony of our 14th World Congress in Orlando on March 9th.


''Connecting Patients to Volunteers''

Kind of organization: Service Ecosystem

Hey Amigo is an app to connect patients undergoing long-term treatment (oncology, rehabilitation, elderly) with volunteers who can provide assistance for free and in a safe manner. On version 1.0, patients will be able to request car rides and accompaniment in medical procedures, exams and appointments. The prototype was validated and its team is currently expanding the volunteer base and hospitals networking to initiate the use of Hey Amigo.

Hey Amigo is a non-profit initiative.

View Brochure >>

Project Initiator:

Leandro Ryuchi Iuamoto

Other initiator(s) of the project:

Sandra Minori Yamamoto - Co-Founder
Rodrigo Seiji Himoro - Development and Designer

Contact info.:

+55 11 98199-0379


''A lightweight and portable robotic rehabilitation device for hand rehabilitation uses''

The Robolimb Robotic Glove is a product aimed for people with upper limb disability due to stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and other clinical condition which can render the patient to lose their original hand function. The robotic glove aims to serve as a rehabilitation platform for patients to perform their daily hand rehab exercises, allowing the physiotherapist and the rehab doctors to keep track on the patient’s rehab progress. It can also serve as an assistive device for assisting patients in their daily activities, such as feeding themselves, holding a cup, using a phone, etc.

Main Interlocutor:

Tan Zhe Xin (Adam), Independent R&D Engineer

Contact info.:



University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM (HCTM)

Clinical Rehabilitation Advisors:

  • Dr. Chung Tze Yang
  • Dr. Aishah Binti Ahmad Fauzi
  • Professor Dr. Amaramalar Selvi Naicker
  • Professor Madya Dr. Ohnmar Htwe
  • Dr Brenda Saria Binti Yuliawiratman

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