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​IGA aspires to improve quality of care while reducing manpower needs and increasing cost-effectiveness through technological innovations.

Innovation at IGA explores collaborations among clinicians, scientists, academics, engineers and industry partners for technological advancements and innovations in healthcare delivery. With the ageing population and increased healthcare costs, IGA aspires to improve quality of care while reducing manpower needs and increasing cost-effectiveness through such innovations.

To fuel such collaborations, IGA set up a TestBed Area at the Centre for Geriatric Medicine to showcase such technological innovations.

​The TestBed Area set up by IGA features technological collaborations and innovations to improve quality of care of older persons.

We build on technology to empower the healthy ageing adults and to maximise independence and quality of life for the older adults. The purpose is eventually to increase cost-effectiveness and minimise manpower needs, given the ageing demographics.

Innovative gadgets and software (developed in collaboration with partners) aim to solicit patient feedback to ensure real-life applications. We hope the collaboration between clinicians, scientists, academics and engineers will lead to the adoption of technology/ innovations while maintaining high touch in our geriatric care.


The Joint NTU-UBC Research Centre of Excellence in Active Living for the Elderly (LILY) is a world-class research centre focused in the design of computing technologies that help the elderly enjoy an active and independent lifestyle.

The LILY centre was set up in August 2012 with support from the Interactive Digital Media Programme Office (IDMPO), Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and The University of British Columbia (UBC).

LILY aims to be one of the world's first incubators of inter-disciplinary research ideas to promote an active and independent lifestyle for the elderly, and to establish Singapore as a hub in designing and building technology enabled age-friendly communities.

In line with IGA's active ageing beliefs, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with LILY on 25 July 2014, combining TTSH/IGA's geriatric expertise and clinical input with LILY's computer technology capability, to push forth greater efforts in the area of successful ageing (research).

Nanyang Polytechnic

Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) was established on 1st April 1992 on a campus occupying 30.5 hectares of land and built for a capacity of 15,000 students and 1,300 staff members.

TTSH, through IGA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NYP on 28 October 2014, with the aim to explore collaborations on geriatric research and innovation for the older population.

This affirmation will build on the close relationship that TTSH and NYP have enjoyed over the years and strengthen the ties through additional bilateral collaboration and cooperation programmes.

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