RECLINE and Dr First Aid Chatbots Won Silver Medals at PIID 2023

APU students from Level 2 and 1 Intelligent System built a chatbot to assist Carpal Tunnel Syndrome patients and provide basic first aid.

From left: Vinnie Teh, Chu Kwan Yeu Jovi James, and Edward Ding Hong Wai (Dr First Aid Chatbot), and Leong Kah Meng and Ho Hooi Yi (RECLINE).
It can save lives. In some cases, first aid can be the difference between life and death. For example, if Carpal tunnel patients feel pain in their hands and wrists, they can apply ice to reduce their discomfort.

These important first-aid skills may be learned with RECLINE and Dr First Aid, a chatbot created by Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) students from Level 2 and 1 Intelligent System, Leong Kah Meng, Ho Hooi Yi, Vinnie Teh, Chu Kwan Yeu Jovi James, and Edward Ding Hong Wai.

They earned two Silver medals at the Penang International Invention, Innovation, and Design (PIID 2023) under the guidance of Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Vinothini Kasinathan, Ms. Nur Amira Abdul Majid, and Dr. Julia Juremi.

PIID 2023 was organised by the Research Management Unit in partnership with the Centre for Civil Engineering Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Pulau Pinang.

PIID 2023 promotes ‘Energising Sustainable Future Through Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Technology’ as a competition theme this year, in keeping with the government’s objective to boost research activities in Malaysia and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Leong Kah Meng and Ho Hooi Yi, develop RECLINE to helps persons who suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome using an Artificial Neural Network System as part of their design.

Their chatbots include home exercise gestures for supporting patients, as well as the RECLINE voice, which provides motivation and advice like a personal physiotherapist.

PIID 2023 Silver medals and certificates.
The excitement Kah Meng and Hooi Yi felt while competing has undoubtedly fuelled their desire to achieve something even greater and would eagerly participate in future competitions.

“This was a great experience for us to get a good insight into the world of competing, and we would definitely be willing to push for a gold medal next time if given the chance,” they stated.

Meanwhile, their junior, Edward Ding Hong Wai, Vinnie Teh, and Chu Kwan Yeu Jovi James, also earned Silver medals with their Dr First Aid, which uses chatbot technology to teach people what to do in an emergency and how to use first aid equipment and other solutions.

“Anyone can learn, and it can be utilised in schools for children to learn. In an emergency, the chatbot might potentially serve as a guide until human aid arrives,” said Hong Wai represents the teams.

When asked why they created this chatbot, they say, “We feel that by doing so, we will be able to develop a system that will make a difference in society, and we are now more inspired to perform better and achieve more, especially with the assistance of my mentors, lecturers, and teammates.”

Both teams are not giving up and intend to modify their systems utilising competition input to further develop intelligent system features, increase smart system function, and use their chatbot system in future competitions.