FusionWorld is our immersive in-house gallery of technologies and innovations developed by scientists and researchers atthe Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). As visitors venture through the gallery, they will gain first-hand insights into A*STAR's work and its impact on the local and international research scene. . FusionWorld also serves as an educational platform for students where young minds can catch a glimpse of how A*STAR’s technologies can help improve lives and contribute to tackling global challenges like ageing, diseases, urbanisation and sustainability
World’s First 12m2 Light-Emitting Film
Ever wondered how advertisements on the façade of SMRT buses are lighted up? With energy consumption as a primary concern, A*STAR researchers developed a large area printing technology that deposits electrically-conductive ink within thin and flexible substrate/material. This ultra-thin and lightweight film uses a fraction of electrical energy that conventional LED lighting requires to give us the same brightness.
This A*STAR capability then led to the development of the world’s first 12m2 light-emitting film that is used on more than 30 buses in Singapore to help bus advertisements stand out effortlessly!
This printed light-emitting film will also be featured in the art installations co-designed by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) at the upcoming Singapore Night Festival in August 2019.
Playing ‘Mind’ Games
Did you know that playing video games with your mind could help improve brain functions? Through a wireless Electroencephalography (EEG) headband and various medical game applications developed by A*STAR, user’s brain activity is detected to achieve targeted cognitive training for medical purposes.
These medical game applications include one to help children with Attentive Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), elderly at risk of suffering from dementia, patients undergoing stroke rehabilitation, for stress-management and many more.
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