Fit Reactor

Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei (second from right) with members of the FitReactor development team (from left) Tan Zhe Xin, Low Jiun Yang and Wong Jer Syuen.

TAR UMT has always encouraged enterprising students to demonstrate their sense of ingenuity and entrepreneurship to innovate in the world of technology. Towards this end, the iSpark programme was launched in 2017 by the Centre for Business Incubation and Entrepreneurial Ventures (‘CBIEV’) to help students turn their entrepreneurial ideas into commercially viable and investable products.

The latest innovations to be developed by TAR UMT students under the iSpark programme are the TapFood app and FitReactor electronic training device, both unveiled at the Launch of iSpark Start-Ups event at the iSpark Incubation Centre 

FitReactor, developed by TAR UMT alumnus Low Jiun Yang and his business partners Tan Zhe Xin and Wong Jer Syuen, is a device that aims to provide an interactive approach to fitness training. FitReactor allows for accurate measurements of performances during exercises using reaction time as a unit of measurement. Interactive LED lights will track the reaction time of the user, and real-time feedback is provided by a central command unit.

“My partners and I decided to develop an affordable and user-friendly device that is less expensive than other products in the market and can enhance the quality of sports training and exercise,” said Jiun Yang. “The grant provided through the iSpark programme helped us to develop the prototype, and we also obtained useful advice from CBIEV in establishing our set-up. Additionally, the product launch facilitated by CBIEV also plays an important role in increasing our exposure in the future, which we highly appreciate.”

“The iSpark programme is in line with TAR UMT’s new tagline of “Beyond Education”, since we believe that learning is not limited to academic programmes,” said Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei, President of TAR UMT, at the launch. “To meet the demands of Industrial Revolution 4.0, skillsets must evolve to contribute to nation-building, and a more holistic type of learning must be cultivated.”

The iSpark programme is part of TAR UMT’s efforts in encouraging entrepreneurship-focused education, and is highly relevant to today’s digital economy. The programme allows aspiring entrepreneurs to connect, learn, share and develop their technology-driven ideas towards commercialization through an entrepreneurship ecosystem that promotes innovation.