Christopher KUAH Wee Keong

Christopher KUAH Wee Keong
Research Scientist​
Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore

Principal Occupational Therapist
Rehabilitation Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]


MSc Neurorehabilitation (Brunel University, United Kingdom) 2002
Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) (University of Sydney) 1998
Diploma in Occupational Therapy (Nanyang Polytechnic) 1995


Mr Christopher Kuah is a Principal Occupational Therapist of Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Centre and its outpatient arm, the Centre for Advanced Rehabilitation Therapeutics. Currently his clinical duties focuses on clinical integration of rehabilitation technologies and his key interests include management of clients with hemiplegia and those with complex neuro-disability as a result of stroke and acquired brain injuries. Mr Kuah is also a Research Scientist at the Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore and his research scope includes applications of brain-computer interface, robotics and sensor technologies, and telehealth platforms for neurorehabilitation. He has also worked on consultancy and training projects with various industry partners on rehabilitation devices and disability management.

Academic & Professional Experience
  • TTSH AHSP Research Committee Member (2017-ongoing)
  • Associate  Faculty of the Singapore Institute of Technology (2017-ongoing)
  • Research Scientist at Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore (2016-ongoing)
  • TTSH Rehab@Annex 2 Workgroup Member (planning of new relocation and model of care for Rehab outpatient services) (2016-ongoing)
  • TTSH Serious Games Unit AHS Representative (2016-ongoing)
  • Ministry of Health appointed Healthcare Workforce of the Future Corporate Planning Team (CPT) - OT/PT Care Transformation & Technology Team (2014-2016)
  • 2nd Singapore Rehabilitation Conference Scientific Committee (2012)
  • National OT Conference Scientific Committee (2012)
  • TTSH Centre for Advanced Rehabilitation Therapeutics AHS Lead (2011-2016)


​​​​​Research Interest
Neurorehabilitation, Stroke Upper Limb, Rehab Technologies


  • Clinical Co-PI for TTSH with WHC, YCH and NTU-RRIS on Development and POC of Care Assistant & Rehabilitation Enabling (CARE) robots. (2019-current) SHARP grant of $2879131.
  • ​Clinical Co-PI with NTU-RRIS on Intelligent Assistive Technology. (2019 –current) RRIS grant of $300,000.
  • ​Clinical PI with NTU-RRIS on Technology Assisted Upper Extremities Movement Measurement System for Telerehabilitation. (2017-current) RRIS grant of $300,000.
  • ​Clinical Co-I with NTU-RRIS on Wearable Exosuits for Assistance of Upper Limb Movements. (2017 –current) RRIS grant of $500,000.
  • ​Clinical Co-PI with NTU on Wristbot: A Novel Device for the Assessment of Proprioceptive Deficits after Stroke. (2016-2018) RRIS grant of $250,000. Pilot study completed.
  • ​PI for study on Outpatient and Home Advanced Rehabilitation Therapeutics Using Jintronix Virtual Reality Telerehabilitation System. (2016-2018) NTF HIP grant of $100000.​


  • Foong R, Ang KK, Quek C, Guan C, Phua KS, Kuah CWK, Deshmukh VA, Yam LHL, Rajeswaran DK, Tang N, Chew E, Chua KSG (2019). Assessment of the efficacy of EEG-based MI-BCI with visual feedback and EEG correlates of mental fatigue for upper-limb stroke rehabilitation. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, 2019 Jun 5. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2019.2921198. [Epub ahead of print]
  • ​Banerji S, Heng J, Chew E, Kuah CWK, Zhao L, Soh YM, Menezes D, Ponnusamy P (2019) Restoring independent living after disability using a wearable device: a synergistic physio-neuro approach to leverage neuroplasticity. In Rybarczyk YP (Ed.), Assistive and rehabilitation engineering (working title). DOI :
  • ​Chua KSG, Kuah CWK (2017). Innovating with rehabilitation technology in the real world: promises, potentials, and perspectives. APMR 96(10), Suppl, S150-6.
  • ​Contu S, Hussain A, Kager S, Budhota A, Deshmukh VA, Kuah CWK, Yam LHL, Xiang LM, Chua KSG, Masia L, Campolo D (2017). Proprioceptive assessment in clinical settings: evaluation of joint position sense in upper limb post-stroke using a robotic manipulator. PLoS ONE 12(11):e0133257.
  • Hussain A, Budhota A, Lee CML, DaileyWD, Vishwanath DA, Kuah CWK, Yam LHL, LohYJ, XiangLM, Chua KSG, Burdet E, Campolo D (2016). Self-Paced Reaching after Stroke: A quantitative assessment of longitudinal and directional sensitivity using the H-Man planar robot for upper limb neurorehabilitation. Front. Neurosci., 10:477, 1-12, doi: 10.3889/fnins.2016.00477. [JIF 3.398]