UTAR and TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd sign MoU to conduct research on mobile wellness apps

Prof Ewe (left) and Edward Ng (right) with the signed document

UTAR and TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 20 May 2021 via Zoom to initiate collaboration between both parties. UTAR was represented by its President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat and TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd was represented by its Director Edward Ng Boon Chee. Witnessing the signing ceremony were UTAR Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Ir Prof Dr Yow Ho Kwang and TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd Secretary to CEO Shaelyn Moo.

Under the collaboration, TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd will facilitate UTAR students to conduct research on mobile health and wellness apps and their effects on human health. TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd will provide the resources to support the research until the completion of the research project as required by TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd.

Apart from the research, UTAR and TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd will work together on various initiatives such as industry advisory support, industrial visits, training and consultancy services. Both parties will also jointly hold talks and workshops besides facilitating the industrial placement of UTAR students under internship.

Prof Ewe said, “TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd is well-known for developing mobile applications, social network solutions, innovations, and research and development. UTAR is thankful to TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd for providing our staff and students with this opportunity to conduct a study on mobile wellness apps. I hope that such a collaboration will provide beneficial outcomes for TOGL and its users and I look forward to further cooperative ventures in support of academic and industry exchanges.”

“Many hours have been spent on using mobile phones in a day. Through this collaboration, we can see how the mobile healthcare and wellness application can help users to improve their well-being and influences them towards a balanced life,” Prof Ewe added.

Edward Ng said, “The academics will provide an important dimension in further understanding our mobile wellness app and its effects on human well-being. This MoU signifies our continued collaboration with local universities such as UTAR, and our commitment in further enhancing our exclusive wellness technology so as to provide better user experience and health benefits.” 

Also present at the online ceremony were Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Dean Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min, Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, DCInterNet Deputy Director Dr Chen I-Chi, LKC FES Deputy Dean Assoc Prof Ts Dr Lee Kim Yee, LKC FES lecturer Dr Tan Lee Fan, TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd Legal Executive Joey Ng and TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd staff.

Group photography session between UTAR and TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd

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