Timeline

  • 18 May 2021 | Bagged a Mixed Reality development project with P&G for SGD 150,000.

  • 28 Jan 2021 | The Lost Foxfire won the Best VR Game award at the Taipei Game Show (Indie Games).

  • 16 Dec 2020 | Awarded SGD 200,000 for research translation and commercialisation, Technology Acceleration Programme - NUS ILO.

  • 25 Nov 2020 | Next round of clinical trials with Flipod kickstarts at the Institute of Mental Health, SG.

  • 05 Nov 2020 | Our work done at building Haptic Interfaces for the Deafblind was presented at the Future Technologies Conference.

  • 30 Oct 2020 | Remotely presenting our exploration of olfactory stimuli to reduce visually induced motion sickness at the ACM SUI.

  • 29 Sep 2020 | Filming of our Flavour+ technologies for the documentary: The Science of Cooking (Part 4 – Flavor), EBS DocuPrime Korea.

  • 31 Aug 2020 | ChestUp positioning system goes into clinical trials at NUH, SG.

  • 22 May 2020 | Work done on EyeDEA published in Ophthalmology Glaucoma, Elsevier.

  • 06 May 2020 | Preliminary work done on the iPAPR during the COVID19 Circuit Breaker published in The British Journal of Anaesthesia.

  • 20 Apr 2020 | Ultra-Portable, Low Cost Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) - SG Non-Provisional Patent filed.

  • 26 Apr 2020 | Earned a Specialization in Business and Financial Modeling from The Wharton School (Online).

  • 15 Jan 2020 | Mentoring a team in identifying and capturing value from innovation at the Institute for Engineering Leadership, NUS.

  • 26 Dec 2019 | EyeDEA progresses into second round of patient trials!

  • 19 Dec 2019 | Hosting a crew from NHK TV Japan. Our Flavour+ technologies will be on Tokoro-san, It's an Incident!

  • 16 Dec 2019 | Hosting a 2 day seminar on “Designing for the Future: Virtual, Augmented and Blended Realities” at Innovation 4.0, NUS.

  • 25 Nov 2019 | First batch of manufactured Flipod units arrive.

  • 21 Nov 2019 | Electrode Design For The Delivery of Electrical Stimuli to Elicit Gustatory Perception - SG Non-Provisional Patent filed.

  • 20 Nov 2019 | The Lost Foxfire exhibited at the First Responder Safety & Performance Symposium 2019.

  • 17 Oct 2019 | Flipod at Designing Our Age-Friendly City, Urban Redevelopment Authority. Minister Zaqy applauds the invention!

  • 14 Oct 2019 | The Lost Foxfire Press Release: NUS team creates interactive, multisensory VR game.

  • 13 Sep 2019 | Off to Tokyo. The Lost Foxfire selected for the Sense Of Wonder Night @ Tokyo Game Show 2019!

  • 27 Aug 2019 | MAV (Multi-sensory Augmented Virtuality) Suit - SG Non-Provisional Patent filed.

  • 03 Aug 2019 | Parita and I are off to Bali for 10 whole days!

  • 08 Jul 2019 | Lucky to get married to my best friend - Parita!

  • 01 Jul 2019 | Technology Development Agreement signed with FlaVR Labs Inc. for the productisation of our Flavour+ offerings.

  • 24 May 2019 | Awarded a grant from the SIGCHI Development Fund for our summer school. Thank you Aaron for making the application!

  • 14 May 2019 | Conducted an experiential session on Physical Computing at the Blended Reality Summer School 2019.

  • 13 May 2019 | Organising the inaugural Blended Reality Summer School along with Mandi Lee, Prof. Aaron Quigley and Prof. Yen.

  • 29 Mar 2019 | Roped in to advise on infrastructure and layout for CUTE Center @ Innovation 4.0.

  • 24 Jan 2019 | Raised SGD 50,000 seed capital from the Lotus-NUS Healthcare Innovation Fund.

  • 08 Jan 2019 | Promoted to Research Associate at Keio-NUS CUTE Center, Smart Systems Institute.

  • 20 Dec 2018 | Demonstrated our digital flavour technology in a segment on Galileo TV [Germany].

  • 11 Oct 2018 | Flipod enrolled into the Health Sciences Authority (Singapore) Class A Medical Device Register.

  • 29 Sep 2018 | Week long pilgrimage in East India - Calcutta, Jiaganj Azimganj, Shikharji and Rujuvalika, among many others.

  • 25 Aug 2018 | Hosting NUS' top donors at CUTE Center as part of the University's Benefactor Campus Experience (BCE) 2018.

  • 29 Jul 2018 | Taiwan for a week. Visiting manufacturing units and exploring BioPrinting @ 3DP MRC, China Medical University Hospital.

  • 21 Jul 2018 | Gor Dhana. Parita and I are inching closer to the dream - growing old together!

  • 17 Jul 2018 | Graduating with a Master of Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore. Officially an AlumNUS.

  • 02 Jul 2018 | Serving on the presentation team for CUTE Center's NRF RIE2020 Grant Review.

  • 16 May 2018 | Travelling to India. Just a few pending peer reviews between me and my almost 15 day long vacation.

  • 30 Apr 2018 | Visiting the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. Exciting projects, stimulating discussions and an interesting campus.

  • 27 Apr 2018 | Montréal --> Frankfurt --> Kaiserslautern --> Heidelberg --> Singapore.

  • 20 Apr 2018 | Off to Montréal, Canada for CHI 2018. I will be presenting Season Traveller on the podium and demonstrating at CHI Expo.

  • 18 Apr 2018 | Demonstrated Season Traveller and Vocktail to the Coca-Cola leadership in Singapore.

  • 30 Mar 2018 | Roadtrip! Cameron Highlands, Malaysia for the weekend.

  • 01 Mar 2018 | Laba to be showcased at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in "The Senses: Design Beyond Vision".

  • 15 Feb 2018 | Flipod 2.0 deployed for trials at the Institute of Mental Health, SG.

  • 12 Feb 2018 | Season Traveller invited to be demonstrated at CHI 2018 - Montreal, Canada.

  • 15 Jan 2018 | The Vocktail video that I had featured in, goes viral.

  • 19 Dec 2017 | Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer … Visiting the family home, offering prayers and vacationing in Rajasthan, India.

  • 11 Dec 2017 | Our full paper on Season Traveller has been accepted at CHI 2018, Montreal.

  • 01 Dec 2017 | Demonstrated on-going work to representatives from Unilever.

  • 14 Nov 2017 | Demonstrated technologies intended towards improving immersion in gaming, to representatives from Razer.

  • 08 Nov 2017 | Demonstrated on-going projects to representatives from Temasek Holdings.

  • 02 Nov 2017 | Off to Yokohama, Japan. Invited to showcase Virtual Lemonade & Taste+ at the Keio Media Design Forum 2017.

  • 11 Oct 2017 | Demonstrated on-going projects such as Ambiotherm and Virtual Lemonade to representatives from Givaudan.

  • 30 Sep 2017 | Soft Robotic Exosock for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Joint Contracture received the Silver Award @ EMedic Global 2017.

  • 29 Sep 2017 | First ever proposal written, goes through. SGD 180,000 grant from the Tote Board Enabling Lives Initiative, SG!

  • 28 Sep 2017 | Off to Vietnam to explore collaborations and some sight-seeing maybe.

  • 01 Sep 2017 | Kuala Lumpur for the weekend.

  • 30 Aug 2017 | Demonstrated Ambiotherm to the French Chamber of Commerce.

  • 28 Aug 2017 | Assisted Dr. Nimesha with conducting a workshop on Arduino for Interaction Design students at NUS.

  • 10 Aug 2017 | Off to Bangalore, India for a week to chill with my parents.

  • 20 Jul 2017 | Florisensors (Gokula, Pravar, Aaron & Raye): Young Creators Award @ IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards.

  • 03 Jul 2017 | Demonstrated Ambiotherm for Smart Systems Institute's promotional video.

  • 30 Jun 2017 | A short segment on Virtual Lemonade was televised and broadcasted on Galileo TV (Germany).

  • 22 Jun 2017 | Singapore --> Beijing --> San Francisco. Honoured to be a Student Scholar @ 50th Celebration of the A. M. Turing Awards.

  • 15 Jun 2017 | Demonstrated Virtual Lemonade and Ambiotherm to representatives from Ferrero and Fraser & Neave.

  • 05 May 2017 | Off to Denver, Colorado for CHI 2017. 1 full paper, 1 workshop paper and student volunteering!

  • 04 May 2017 | NUS President Prof. Tan Chorh Chuan visits us at Innovfest 2017 and experiences Ambiotherm.

  • 03 May 2017 | Singapore Minister Dr. Yacood Ibrahim experiences Ambiotherm.

  • 03 May 2017 | Get In Touch and Ambiotherm showcased at Innovfest 2017.

  • 02 May 2017 | Interface For Communication Between And Among The Sensory Disabled And Non-Disabled Individuals - SG Patent filed.

  • 13 Apr 2017 | Virtual Lemonade featured in Today newspaper.

  • 11 Apr 2017 | Photo with Deputy PM, Singapore - Mr. Teo Chee Hean experiencing Ambiotherm makes it to the official NUS Homepage.

  • 05 Apr 2017 | CNET visited us and tried some of Virtual Lemonade.

  • 24 Mar 2017 | Virtual Lemonade goes viral. Covered by NewScientist, Science Magazine, BBC, Futurism, Engadget & more.

  • 20 Mar 2017 | Off to Yokohama to attend, demonstrate and present Virtual Lemonade at TEI 2017.

  • 17 Mar 2017 | Augmenting Flavors with Virtual Taste, Smell, and Color Sensations - US Provisional Patent Application made.

  • 13 Mar 2017 | Demonstrated Ambiotherm to Dr. Margaret Minsky & representatives from Hitachi.

  • 06 Mar 2017 | Demonstrated Ambiotherm and other projects to Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister - Singapore.

  • 03 Mar 2017 | Workshop Paper on Technologies for the Deaf & Blind accepted at Amplify @ CHI 2017.

  • 02 Mar 2017 | Demonstrated Ambiotherm to the IDMI Board.

  • 13 Feb 2017 | Ambiotherm covered by NewScientist & Futurism.

  • 05 Feb 2017 | Won a CHI 2017 Student Volunteer Spot!

  • 03 Feb 2017 | Off to Dubai for a vacation!

  • 17 Jan 2017 | Full Paper on Ambiotherm accepted at CHI 2017!

  • 17 Jan 2017 | Demonstrating Ambiotherm to Taizo Son, Chairman - GungHo Gaming.

  • 14 Jan 2017 | Quick Getaway. Batam, Indonesia!

  • 07 Dec 2016 | Presented our work on Graphite-based resistive stretch sensor for feedback control of Soft Actuators at ICBME 2016.

  • 16 Oct 2016 | Travelling to Tokyo to attend UIST 2016. We'll be demonstrating Ambiotherm!

  • 15 Oct 2016 | Full Paper on Virtual Lemonade accepted at TEI 2017!

  • 14 Oct 2016 | Provisional US Patent: Simulating Environmental Conditions Such As Ambient Temperatures & Wind Conditions In VR.

  • 26 Aug 2016 | Abstract on Graphite-based resistive stretch sensor for feedback control of Soft Actuators accepted at ICBME 2016!

  • 31 Jul 2016 | Demo Paper on Ambiotherm accepted at UIST 2016!

  • 20 Mar 2016 | Collaborating with the Singapore Association for the Deaf to develop technologies for the Deaf & Blind.

  • 08 Jan 2016 | Joined Keio-NUS CUTE Center as a Research Engineer.

  • 01 Dec 2015 | New Dissertation Track: Soft Robotics, under Dr. Raye Yeow at the Evolution Innovation Lab.

  • 08 Aug 2015 | Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering (By research) at the National University of Singapore. Let's do this!

  • 31 Jul 2015 | Award: 2nd Position (BTech - Biomedical Engineering, MIT Manipal) for the BTech BME Program 2011-15.

  • 30 Jun 2015 | Successfully defended my Bachelor's Thesis - "Continuous Monitoring and Remote Diagnostic System" @ MIT Manipal.

  • 05 Jan 2015 | Commencement of undergraduate Internship at the Biorobotics Lab - Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology, NUS.

  • 31 Nov 2014 | Award: 1st Position (BTech - Biomedical Engineering, MIT Manipal) for the Academic Year 2013-14.

  • 21 Jun 2014 | Selected for the Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp - Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • 22 May 2014 | Month long trip! Exploring South of France, Monaco, Amsterdam & Russia.

  • 07 Feb 2014 | Represented Biomedical Engineering (BME) @ MIT Manipal Curriculum Conclave, 2014.

  • 30 Dec 2013 | Perfect Score: GPA 10/10 (Semester 5, BTech - Biomedical Engineering, MIT Manipal).

  • 31 Nov 2013 | Award: 3rd Position (BTech - Biomedical Engineering, MIT Manipal) for the Academic Year 2012-13.

  • 22 Sep 2012 | Participant: Guinness World Record - Most Participants in Software Development Marathon in 1 Location (Win8 AppFest).