Innovations for our Smart Nation
School of Information Technology Published on 18 Aug 2017

Congrats to our students (from left to right) Loh Wan Loong, Lloyd Goh and Lim Kok Fong who received their awards at the MOE Special Awards Presentation Ceremony yesterday at Singapore University of Technology and Design. 

NYP was in the limelight this week when Diploma of Information Technology graduate and four-time Director's List Award recipient Lim Kok Fong was announced as one of the five winning projects for the inaugural Lee Hsien Loong Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Smart Nation Award.

The national-level award is given out by the Ministry of Education. It encourages polytechnic students to tap on their creativity and skills to embark on IDM projects that improve the lives of Singaporeans, or forge closer community ties. NYP was the only polytechnic with two projects shortlisted.

"I believe that IT has the power to greatly impact the society and make life better for everyone," says Kok Fong. His project, CodeBlue Response, is a cloud-based mobile solution that allows hospital staff to instantly alert their emergency "Code Blue" team - a specialist grouping who are activated when a patient crashes and needs resuscitation. A scan of the QR code on the patient's wristband retrieves a patient's information instantly and a push notification is sent to team members.

The other NYP project which was shortlisted, SilverTune, was the brainchild of Loh Wan Loong and Lloyd Goh, a final year Diploma in Engineering Informatics student. Like Kok Fong, Wan Loong was also an outstanding Diploma in Information Technology student. Their project is a smart musical device with interactive games to motivate the elderly to participate in music therapy to improve therapeutic outcomes. It has been endorsed by healthcare practitioners and received positive feedback from stroke patients who are undergoing therapy.