• Robot Multi-functionality, Accessibility & Mobility Trial

       Published in Dec 2022

    ​On 1 Oct 2022, Changi General Hospital and CapitaLand Investment collaborated to conduct a Robot Multi-functionality, Accessibility & Mobility Trial at The Galen which saw participation from diverse robot manufacturers and automation enablers. We envision a future where robots can co-utilise infrastructural resources and co-exist in shared spaces.

    Click here to view the trial in action.

  • RoMi-H recognized in 2021 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards

       Published in Jun 2021

    Robotic Middleware for Healthcare (RoMi-H) has been featured together with Open Robotics as one of the winners of the 2021 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards, which is widely recognized as a leading indicator for robotics innovation around the world. CHART has been working closely together with Open Robotics and other partners in developing these standardized communication protocols built on ROS2 since 2018 and is deploying RoMi-H in our public hospitals.

    Read more:
    Robotics Business Review: RoMi-H is an open, integrated and efficient way to deploying heterogeneous robot fleets.


       Published in Mar 2021

    Singapore has established a standardized Robotic Middleware for all Public Healthcare Institutions (PHIs). As institutions look to cater for healthcare needs of the future, smart technologies such as robotics and IoT devices have a growing presence in care settings to complement and transform the daily work of clinical and operations professionals. Inter-operability will be paramount to ensure timely information flows across systems and people, such that resources are optimally made available throughout the hospital campus, and for prompt decision-making.

    The Centre for Healthcare Assistive & Robotics Technology (CHART) together with our partners have developed the Robotics Middleware Framework for Healthcare (RoMi-H), which will allow the integration of diverse systems and devices. This platform will be deployed for business partners to accelerate software, robotics development and adoption in the healthcare sector as it provides standardization and code-reusability for an integrated and seamless approach for deployment. Integration of robotics, software and IoT systems tested and subsequently deployed in Public Healthcare will communicate via RoMi-H.

    The integration via RoMi-H is to be undertaken by an empaneled System Integrator(SI) who is certified to be capable of doing so. The RoMi-H empanelment is conducted every 6 months. Empaneled SI will be included in the list which will be published on CHART website. This will allow potential vendors to contact empaneled SI for participating in RFP(s).

    Vendors interested  to register for RoMi-H empaneled System Integrator (SI) assessment can email to chart@cgh.com.sg for more information.

    The following vendors are qualified as an Empaneled System Integrator (SI):

    HOPE Technik Pte Ltd
    Medisys Innovation Pte Ltd
    Open Source Robotics Corporation Singapore Pte Ltd
    Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
    Intrasys Pte Ltd
    NCS Pte Ltd

    Updated as of 11 May 2021

    For contact details to the above empaneled SI, please contact chart@cgh.com.sg

  • WIRED Magazine Interview with CHART

       Published in Feb 2021

    Ever wondered how robots work in a healthcare environment?

    Ms Selina Seah, Director of Centre for Healthcare Assistive & Robotics Technology and Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Changi General Hospital shares in WIRED article, how robots from different manufacturers communicate with each other and work together in a healthcare environment.

    WIRED: As Robots Fill the Workplace They Must Learn to Get Along


       Published in May 2019

    SHARP Grant Call

    Organised by MOH's Smart Systems Programme Office (SSPO) and administered by the National Health Innovation Centre Singapore (NHIC), the SHARP Grant Call aims to catalyse research and innovations that will:


    • Support delivering quality care by extending human capabilities and assisting in care activities

    • Improve health and clinical outcomes by enabling timely monitoring and management of patient's health and needs

    • Enable productivity gains by improving efficiency and optimising limited healthcare resources in the "General Nursing Ward 4.0"

    • Support healthcare staff in the delivery of operational services related tasks which are physically demanding but lower value-adding

    • Empower elderly population to age-in-place in the community

    • Alleviate demands on community-based healthcare staff and caregivers in provision of healthcare

    Through this Grant Call, MOH seeks novel, practical and impactful game-changing solutions to meet the following Challenge Statement:


    Develop technology-enabled Smart health facilities that would reduce the nurse/staff-to-patient ratio, achieving 20% productivity, while maintaining or improving the quality of care rendered. The Smart health facilities may include verticals in the likes of smart patient monitoring (vital signs, pressure sores, falls prevention), smart patient movement (in terms of transfer and mobility), smart bedside care delivery (for example tele-interaction) and smart logistics (for just-in-time delivery of operational services related tasks, while optimising capabilities and assets), among other verticals. The research should ideally include components to make use of the data generated for analytics and decision support, and enable hospital to home using robotics to support and assist care in the community.

    Please note that the SHARP Grant Call has now been closed. In May 2019, the following projects have been awarded to the respective Healthcare Clusters:

    • SingHealth: Nursing-Robot Teaming for Care Delivery

    • SingHealth: Intelligent Surgical Instruments Management System

    • NUHS: Robotic Nursing Assistant

    • NHG: AI-Driven Robotics for Last Last-Mile Delivery

    • NHG: Care Assistant & Rehabilitation Enabling Robot

    A synopsis of the awarded projects will be published at a later date.