ICBME 2013 – Awards Winners List


Congratulations to all winners!


Young Investigator Award

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First Prize
Yasutaka Tobe
Waseda University
Pathological and Hemodynamic Synthetic Analysis of Human Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms with Wall Thinning Region

Second Prize
Benjamin Kim Kiat Teo
National University of Singapore
Understanding Nanotopography Induced Stem Cell Differentiation: A Focus on Focal Adhesion Kinase

Third Prize
Daisuke Tawara
Ryukoku University
Estimation of Changes in Mechanical Bone Quality by Multi-scale Analysis with Remodeling Simulation

Special Merit Prizes:

Kwong Ming Tse
National University of Singapore
Correlation between facial trauma and brain injury-a finite element study

Evelyn K.F. Yim
National University of Singapore
Effect of spatial arrangement of substrate topography on neuronal differentiation of stem cells

Merit Prizes:

Angelo Karunaratne
Imperial College London
Synchrotron nano-mechanical imaging techniques to understand how altered bone quality increases fracture risk in secondary osteoporosis

Shameer Sathar
Auckland Bioengineering Institute
A Biophysically-based Tissue Model for Optimizing Gastric Pacing

Wei Zhang
Zhejiang University
Optimal Intra-articular Injection of Parathyroid Hormone-related Protein Effectively Promotes Osteochondral Defects Repair


BES-SEC Design Award

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Gold Award
Design of a Paper-Based Micro-Viscometer for Blood Plasma
Zi Ai Chew, Brandon Bao Sheng Yew, Hsin Yao Chiu, Dorothy Shuzhen Neo
Department of Bioengineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Silver Award 
Design an infection screening system based on multiple vital-signs for prevention of pandemic diseases in developing countries
Guanghao Sun, Kohei Nozaki, Yosuke Nakayama, Chris Chen, Akiko Ueda
Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Bronze Award 
Integrated Robotic Navigation White Cane for Visually Impaired People
Muchammad Adib (1), Muhammad Diba Azmi Syarif (2), Yuliana Cahya Nuraini (3)
1. Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia; 2. Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia; 3. Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Merit Awards:

Low cost compact CCD miscroscope for vision based blood screening with microelectrophoresis system
Boon Yew Teoh
University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Design and Implementation of a Calibration-Free Pulse Oximeter
Harini Harinarayanan, Krithika L.S., Shalini M., Sirisha Swaminathan
Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham, India

Real time Patient monitoring system with Filter Bank and Fuzzy Classification Approach to Critical Cardiac Abnormalities Detection
Uvais Qidwai, Mohamed Shakir
Qatar University, Qata

BES-SEC Design Award

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The design competition is jointly organized by the Biomedical Engineering Society (Singapore) (BES) and the Society of Engineers for the Community (SEC).

Theme of Competition

The focus of the competition is on the design of a low-cost medical device to improve healthcare in resource-scarce communities.


  • All team members must be bona-fide students as of 1st April, 2013.
  • The projects must have been carried out in the students’ institutions
  • Number of members per team can be up to 5

Competition Format

  • All valid submissions will be reviewed by a judging committee.
  • Six (6) submissions will be shortlisted for the “BES-SEC Design Award 2013”.
  • All shortlisted submissions of the “BES-SEC Design Award 2013” are required to present and demonstrate their design during the ICBME conference. Thus it is mandatory that all shortlisted teams (or their respective representatives) must register and attend the ICBME conference, failing which will result in the team being disqualified from the competition.

The following cash prizes will be awarded to the 6 finalists

  • 1st Prize: SGD 1,500.00
  • 2nd Prize: SGD 1,000.00
  • 3rd Prize: SGD 800.00
  • 3 x Merit Prizes: SGD 500.00 each

Each cash prize will be accompanied by an official award certificate.

Submission Process

All submissions must be done online via the ICBME 2013 Submission System.

Please follow the instructions to create an account, and select “BES-SEC Design Award 2013″ as the track for submission.

Each submission should consist of:

  • (Mandatory) A pdf document with a maximum of 3,000 words and no more than 10 illustrations or figures.
  • (Optional) A video, not exceeding 5 minutes to demonstrate the working of the prototype, in wmv, mpg, m4v or .swf file format.
  • File sizes are limited to 10MB, if you need to upload files exceeding 10MB, please contact the secretariat for assistance: submission@icbme.org


Important Dates:

1st June 2013: Design submission opens
31st July 2013 EXTENDED to 15 August 2013: Design submission closes
31st August 2013 EXTENDED to 15 September 2013: Notification of shortlisted submissions
15th September 2013 EXTENDED to 30 September 2013: Deadline for conference registration of shortlisted submissions.
December 4th-7th : ICBME 2013 Conference

Judging criteria for design contest

The participating designs will be judged by according the following four criteria:
a) Innovativeness
b) Potential benefit(s) to the healthcare of resource-scarce communities
c) Low cost and ease of deployment
d) Viability of the design and potential to reach the market

Young Investigator Award

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The ICBME 2013 invites submission of high quality papers for the 2013 Young Investigator Award (YIA). The Award recognizes the efforts and contributions of researchers in their early career who have demonstrated creativity and research excellence in biomedical engineering.

The Award will consist of 3 top and 5 merit prizes to be presented during the conference banquet. Each finalist will receive a certificate.

  • 1st Prize – SGD 1,000 cash
  • 2nd Prize – SGD 750 cash
  • 3rd Prize – SGD 500 cash
  • 5 x Merit Prizes – SGD 300 cash

Deadline for submission:  01 June 2013


Eligibility Requirements

  1. The YIA is open to all researchers who are 35 years of age or below in 2013. 
  2. The researcher must be the first author or the last corresponding author of the submitted paper. If the researcher is the first author and is not the corresponding author, a letter from his/her supervisor verifying his/her significant contributions to the research paper must accompany the submission.
  3. It is expected that the award finalists will register, present at the conference, and attend the awards presentation.


Assessment Criteria

  1. The ICMBE-2013 YIA committee will assess the submissions based on creativity, originality, and the potential in advancing the fields of biomedical engineering and healthcare.
  2. To be considered for the YIA, authors are required to submit a 4-page paper during the abstract submission (following the IFMBE Proceedings Series format) via the online submission system. (Deadline for submission: 1 June 2013)
  3. The finalists will be notified by early October and will be required to give a 12-minute presentation on their research paper at the YIA session at the conference. 
  4. Both the quality of the submitted paper and the actual presentation at the conference will contribute to the final award.
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