Yusarn Audrey are joyful to share the journey of our two young inventors. Ian Hao and Ing Le first came to Yusarn Audrey when they were aged 10 and 8 respectively. These two young children came up with walking aid holder device to help the elderly secure their walking sticks with a very simple but clever device. In order to maximise their best chances of commercializing the invention and have wide spread adoption, they sought to file a patents and trademarks with Yusarn Audrey’s help.
In May 2014, Ian Hao and Ing Le were awarded the National 2014 Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award (Commendation Award). Subsequently they won first place for their category in the 26th Houston Young Inventors Showcase in the USA.
The above started a record of other accolades including
- Shell LiveSPARK Award (Merit Award)
- LTA Engineering Challenge Commendation Award)
- 5th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2017 (Winner of Innovation of the year)
- Young Founders School Bootcamp Award (First Place Award)
- National Youth Entrepreneurship Award (First Place Award)
Ian Hao and Ing Le named the Invention ‘Qanemate’.
Qanemate is now officially exhibited at the Tuv Sud PSB Centre of Excellence for Smart Elderly Care at Science Park. Qanemate is the very first smart walking aid holder to be displayed at this centre.
Yusarn Audrey is happy to sow the IP seeds. We hope this IP journey will inspire innovation in others and that the word gets out that age is no barrier to innovation and IP ownership.