KUALA LUMPUR, 21 December 2017 – Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FKE) student team from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) ranked in the top 2 of Imagine Cup Malaysia Pitch Day and won the entrance ticket for TechMatch ASEAN, which is a 2-day pitch marathon that connects 40 top ASEAN-based start-up and scale-up teams with a group of corporate investors, venture capitalists and business angels from Silicon Valley.

Zalina Abdul Halim from Microsoft presented prizes to winners.

Imagine Cup Malaysia Pitch Day 2017 was held on 9th December in Microsoft Malaysia Office, Menara 3 Petronas, Kuala Lumpur.

The winning team, named “JOY”, comprised of three FKE students, who were Tan Pei Seng, Goh Kai Woon and Lee Chee Heng under the guidance of Dr. Yeong Che Fai.

Among 20 teams from 10 local and private universities in Malaysia, Team “JOY” successfully won the judges over with the title called “Development of ‘Joy’, An Elderly Care Robot”.

With the machine vision system and voice communication system, “Joy” will be able to reduce the loneliness of the elderly as well as assist the nurses in the elderly care centre.

In addition, “Joy” will be always connected to the cloud for storing the information of the elderly and this information can be accessed remotely by the medical staff.