Set up to proactively address these needs, the Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore (RRIS) is developing data-driven and patient-centric approaches in healthcare that prioritise quality of care. Founded by NTU; Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research and National Healthcare Group. RRIS seeks to achieve this through tripartite collaboration. Accordingly, its projects are led by pairing clinicians, scientists and technical experts as co-principal investigators.
This multidisciplinary approach is also reflected in the interrelated scope of the Institute’s three main research pillars of precision rehabilitation, ability data and assisted ability. In alignment with Singapore’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2025 research plan, RRIS aims to build on its expertise to do more in the area of advancing human potential. The Institute plans to expand its capabilities in precision medicine to enable it to use data in a confidential and secure manner, ultimately helping to achieve optimum patient outcomes and quality care.
About Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore (RRIS)
The Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore (RRIS) supports research projects that harness the latest robotic, AI and machine learning technologies and a vast pool of patient case studies and data from the Asia region to:
Asian-centric joint research institute promoting mobility
RRIS is an Asian-centric, joint research institute, established in 2016 to combine the collaborative work of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and National Healthcare Group (NHG). As such, we are well-positioned to facilitate the organic growth of an ecosystem of healthcare providers, academic and research institutions, industries and the community designed to assist patients with rehabilitation and assistive mobility needs.
Areas of research
Our research and innovation activities at RRIS are categorised broadly into 3 thematic areas:
The Ability Data aims to create the world’s largest database of physical ability of people across age groups.
Our research will look at how we can detect various medical conditions earlier, conduct precision assessment, restoration of ability by providing rehabilitation through a personalised approach.
We aim to make assistive technology (AT) more effective in enhancing the ability of a person and serve their needs at work and in the home.
We have organised 4 rounds of Rehabilitation Research Grant to seed projects co-led by partner institutions and hosts externally funded projects by national funding agencies and co-invested by private companies.
Work with us
We are committed to the work we are doing and believe it plays an important part in the healthcare of the future. We aim to help the elderly age in place in their homes where possible and lead a good and independent quality of life. We invite interested research institutions and investors to collaborate on and expand our research projects so that we may have a greater impact on providing better healthcare for the elderly. Do contact us for further details.