On 8 November 2017,two lecturers from Faculty of Business won Gold Medal in Melaka International Intellectual Exposition 2017 (MllEX2017).The competition was organised by Universiti Teknologi MARA in collaboration with Bank Rakyat in Bayou Lagoon Resort, Melaka. The winning research was a collaboration research between two FOB MMU lecturers and three FPP (Fakulti Pengurusan Perniagaan) UiTM lecturers.The team also was awarded with Bank Rakyat "Blue Saphire" for Professional Participant under Autism Category.
Their research entitled •Alohomora: A Mobile Magical Box for Autism Children is a project to help autism children in their sensory improvement. Both FOB lecturers; Ms Nurshamimah Bt Samsuddin and Ms Maliza Bt Mohd Nor believe that their collaboration research is significant to the society as many parents are still unaware of how to help autism children to live their daily lives. All toys in the Magical Box are invented by the respective researchers, and simultaneously the patent application had been applied. In addition, they will collaborate with National Autism of Malaysia (NASOM) for their next project.
The magical box is divided into s sections,which all named after the famous Harry Potter magic spell.The first section is 'Aguamenti" which is a gel squeezy pad that can help stress relief and anxiety through deep pressure sensory input.The second section is "Colovaria':a transformation of rope to different kind of shapes which help autism kids to improve their focus and attention.The third section is "Diminuendo':a combination of shapes puzzle for brain development which allow autism kids to learn using their imagination to play. "Alakazam" is the fourth section,a sensory mat with multiple kinds of texture which focuses on calming sensory integration.Last but not least is "Ferula' a flashcard that assists in improving communication skills to help autism kids to learn and generate new vocabularies.Overall,each of the sections focus on ease the sensory difficulties and improve daily activities for autism kids.
Please join us in congratulating them on their admirable achievement.