Translating Research into Highest Quality Patient Care

Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore (RRIS)

Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore (RRIS) is an S$100,000,000 collaboration between Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and National Healthcare Group (NHG). 


RRIS was conceptualized through years of strong collaborative research in rehabilitation between NTU’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Institute of Mental Health.  As RRIS is established against the backdrop of a rapidly ageing Singapore society that expects a high quality healthcare system which delivers highly effective and productive services, it is expected to play a significant role in facilitating more collaborative rehabilitation researches at a national, if not, regional level. 


RRIS envisions becoming a world-class institute with focus on interdisciplinary research and innovation in rehabilitation science and technology for quality healthcare delivery.   With a strong tripartite partnership between clinicians, scientists and engineers, RRIS is strategically located in LKC Medicine @ Novena to encourage frequent interactions between the three parties as well as to facilitate meaningful engagement of potential industry partners. 


Leveraging on world class research outcomes from NTU and A*STAR as well as strong industry relations from TTSH’s Centre for Advanced Rehabilitation Therapeutics (CART), RRIS is well positioned to create an ecosystem which synergizes all stakeholders, including healthcare providers, academic and research institutions, industry and community. 


The initial research and development activities of RRIS will include (i) psychosocial rehabilitation, (ii) neurocognitive (stroke) rehabilitation, (iii) frailty and nutrition, (iv) advanced technology for rehabilitation continuum of care, (v) database for functional assessment and (vi) rehabilitation technology evaluation.