UMP Products Win Malaysia Commercialisation Year 2020 (MCY 2020) Award
Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) continues to record success in commercialisation, with two products developed by UMP receiving the Malaysia Commercialisation Year 2020 (MCY 2020) awards. This was announced in conjunction with the MCY Summit 2020 organised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) that was held online today. The launching ceremony of the MCY Summit 2020 and the MCY Award Ceremony 2020 was officiated by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Yang Berhormat Khairy Jamaluddin. The product was produced by a lecturer of the Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technology (FTKEE), Dr. Ts. Mohd. Zamri Ibrahim, namely the Vein Display Instrumen, won the Main Award for the category of Emerging Innovator. The device is a brand new innovation to aid in treatment utilised by healthcare workers and patients alike. The device, which can fit in the palm of one’s hand, consists of a special camera and a screen that displays veins’ location without any contact with the user’s skin. “I would like to thank the university that has provided a lot of assistance in the development of this technology. “The same goes for support the Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit (TERAJU) grant, which is the Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Startup Scheme (SUPERB) and Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) as supporters of my business idea via the start-up company Venigo Sdn. Bhd,” he said. UMP also brought home a consolation prize for the category of Research Entrepreneur with the ‘Sleek Pump’ product produced by Dr. Mohamad Firdaus Basrawi from the Faculty of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Technology (FTKMA). Commercialised via UMP Technology Sdn. Bhd. (UMPT), the creation of this battery-powered honey suction tool is more portable and can increase the efficiency of the suction of kelulut honey to obtain the honey without affecting the honey’s quality. The research by Dr. Mohamad Dr. Firdaus Basrawi also received support from several university research grants, including the MyRA Incentive Fund (University–Community Technology Solutions Platform Fund).
By Mimi Rabita Haji Abd Wahit, Corporate Communications Unit, The Office of The Vice-Chancellor
Dr. Norazaliza Develops Mathematical Forecast Model for Covid-19
The lecturer of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (PSM), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Dr. Norazaliza Mohd Jamil has produced a prediction model for COVID-19 in the form of Graphical User Interface (GUI). This research also involves other PSM lecturers, Associate Professor Dr. Norhayati Rosli and Dr. Noryanti Muhammad. This model was developed to monitor the evolution and predict the cumulative number of positive COVID-19 cases in Malaysia. According to Dr. Norazaliza, users will enter two input values on the screen display, namely the forecast end date of the Movement Control Order (MCO) and the percentage of Malaysians who follow the standard operating procedures (SOP) and practice 3W which is frequent handwashing with water and soap (wash), encouraged to wear face masks in public or if symptomatic, and warnings from the MOH that are more of a warning concept (warn). “After pressing the ‘run the simulator’ button, the pandemic projection graph with the expected number of cases will appear on the screen display. “The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak prediction model was built on the concept of susceptible-infected-recovered-recovered-dead (SIRD). This research has won a gold medal in the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2020 Special Edition - COVID-19 International Innovation Awards held virtually on 2 November 2020.
By Nur Hartini Mohd Hatta, UMP Press