On 29 八月ust 2020, a team of MMU researchers with the project titled “The Smart Toilet: IoT Implementation for Resource Optimisation and Digital Lifestyle”, did MMU proud when it won the semi-grand prize at iCAN 2020 organised by the Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills (TISIAS). With the participation of 500 projects from 60 countries, the competition was supported by the Innovation Initiative Co-operative Inc. (ICO), International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA), and the World Invention Intellectual Property Associations (WIIPA). Apart from being the semi-grand prize winner, MMU’s Smart Toilet project had also clinched the top prize for the ‘Best Invention Video Presentation’ for iCAN 2020.
The Smart Toilet project, which is fully funded by the TMR&D research grant from 2018, is led by Ts. Dr. R. Kanesaraj Ramasamy with the rest of the technical research and development team from the 计算和信息学教师 (FCI) comprising Prof. Dr. Ho Chin Kuan, Ts. Dr. Ho Chiung Ching, and 4 postgraduate students, Ms. Venushini Rajendran, Mr. Amar Bin Lokman, Mr. Yogan Nadarajah, and Mr. Kirenraj Rajendran. The project’s stakeholder engagement team comprises members from the 管理学院 (FOM), Dr. Intan Soraya Rosdi, Dr. Ruzanna Ab. Razak, and Dr. Nurazlin Mohd Fauzi. Special thanks to Mr. Razeelan Saaidan Kadri, Assistant Graphic Artist, MMU Cnergy, who was roped in to assist the team in developing the winning project video.