Wellness Research Centre

The Wellness Research Centre (WRC) conducts research and development (R&D) to benefit people across all ages. We work with industry partners on consultancy projects, that range from investigative studies to product and programme development.

The Centre manages the Republic Polytechnic–Health Promotion Board (RP–HPB) Innovation Lab, which is outfitted with cutting-edge R&D equipment and technologies.

Our core competencies

  • Developing innovative health products and programmes
  • Mental health research
  • Geriatric wellness research
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitative studies
Wellness Research Centre

Our work

Our industry collaborations include projects from the National Institute of Education, the University of Massachusetts, Nexway International Pte Ltd and many more.

Read about some of our current R&D work below:

Making hotel housekeeping a viable career option for older workers

Making hotel housekeeping a viable career option for older workers

Ibis Hotel

This project involves the mechanisation of existing housekeeping carts to lighten the workload for housekeepers in the hotel industry and to minimise injuries such as lower back pain.

iPLAY: interactive Physical Learning Activities for the Young

iPLAY: interactive Physical Learning Activities for the Young

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital & Thye Hua Kwan Early Intervention Programme for Infant and Children Centre

This project aims to develop an interactive exergaming learning platform, called iPlay, to engage children aged 2–7. The application can be used to track child developmental milestones and diagnose developmental delays, enabling early intervention services, if required.

Low Back Pain Project Prototype

Wireless monitoring of muscle oxygenation in low back pain patients

Raffles Hospital

This project involves the designing of a wireless system to continuously monitor muscle oxygenation levels of patients with low back pain (LBP). This will help them to improve their sitting posture and reduce the frequency and intensity of LBP.

Interested in working with us?

For enquiries or collaboration opportunities, please email us at help-otd@rp.edu.sg