New tech helps build stronger muscles - without needing to exercise

Older folk too frail to exercise may benefit from using machine

Retiree Maureen Swee on the Biceps machine at the Centre for Innovation in Healthcare co-working space, with QuantumTX CEO Ivan Goh (far left) and NUS Associate Professor Alfredo Franco-Obregon. Ms Swee, who used to lean on her umbrella while climbin
Retiree Maureen Swee on the Biceps machine at the Centre for Innovation in Healthcare co-working space, with QuantumTX CEO Ivan Goh (far left) and NUS Associate Professor Alfredo Franco-Obregon. Ms Swee, who used to lean on her umbrella while climbing the stairs, is now able to climb the stairs unaided after using the device over 10 weeks.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2019, with the headline 'New tech helps build stronger muscles - sans a workout'. Print Edition | Subscribe