UKM Medical Specialist Produced Three Health Innovation Products Affordable for B40 Group
By Mohamad Arif Haziq Mohamad Musri
Photo Muhammad Izwan Azman
BANGI, 5 February 2020- A health specialist from Orthopedics and Trauma Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Associate Prof Dr Mohd Yazid Bajuri continues to create innovation to help his patients walk perfectly when he successfully creates three new health innovation product to help B40 group.
The products are called MyB Ortho Shoes, MyB Air Walker dan MyB Muslim Prosthetic.
According to Associate Prof Dr Mohd Yazid, the three products are from his ideas after seeing many of his patients unable to buy a prosthetic leg or special shoes to help their movements.
From the triggered problems, he searched for company that able to work with him to create these three products.
“Each of these products has a lower price than the existing product on the market.
“For prosthetic leg (MyB Muslim Prosthetic), the price is between RM3,500 to RM4,000 compared to current product, the price can reach up to RM8,000. For Ortho Shoes, the price range from RM350 to RM500 and Air Walker is around RM400 to RM600.
“However, at the current market, price for Ortho Shoes is between RM1,500 to RM2,000 while Air Walker can reach up to RM1,000,” he said during launching the UKM Innovation Product MyB Ortho Shoes, MyB Air Walker and MyB Muslim Prosthetic, here, at Council Room, Administration Building, recently.
The project was funded by Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) for RM273,400. The funds were used to create the products and the products were then given for free to 10 patients from B40 group.
MyB Ortho Shoes is a specially designed shoes that was custom based on the comfort of diabetic patients that prevent them from any compilations that were caused by Diabetes Mellitus disease while MyB Air Walker is a walk-in tool that has special sensors to detect patients excess weight. The technology was specially created for patients that undergo surgery for the bone fracture or ligaments injury for optimum recovery process.
Meanwhile, MyB Muslim Prosthetic is a prosthetic leg that were specially designed to ease patient’s movement that allow the leg to bend like a normal leg especially during performing the prayers for Muslims.
The ceremony was also joined by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Wahab Mohamad and Director of Centre of Research and Instrumentation Management (CRIM), Prof Dr Ismanizan Ismail.