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Rahman N.A.B.A.,Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah | Maarof N.B.,National University of Malaysia
Proceedings - 2015 Innovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015 | Year: 2015

The purpose of this study is to observe the level of communication apprehension among engineering students in Polytechnic Malaysia and to examine whether the use of communicative activities may give solution to the issue of communication apprehension. The sample included first semester engineering Polytechnic students in Selangor. The study design was a repeated measures comparison between traditional (control) and communicative activities (experimental) groups. Data collected included results of pre-test & post-test design to address two main research questions. The repeated measures analyses determined that pre-test and post-test scores revealed there were differences amongst communicative activities groups compared to traditional method. The findings indicate that the students perform better in the post-test compared to the pre-test after the inclusion of communicative activities in the ESL oral communication skills classes. The findings showed the positive effects of communicative activities in reducing engineering students' communication apprehension and improving their ESL oral communication skills in polytechnic. © 2015 IEEE. Source


Kamaruddin W.N.W.,Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah | Kamal A.N.A.,University of Malaysia, Kelantan
Proceedings - 2015 Innovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015 | Year: 2015

The purpose of the study was to determine the perceptions of senior Medical Electronicss (ME) students of Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah regarding the implementation of outcome-based education (OBE) in their classroom learning environment. A total of 92 senior Medical Electronicss students participated in the study. Using a survey questionnaire, the study explored seven elements pertaining to the implementation of outcome-based education. The seven elements included involvement, investigation, cooperation, equity, differentiation, personal relevance and responsibility for own learning. The data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings indicated that the students strongly agreed OBE implementation was practised. There was no difference in perceptions with regard to gender on the OBE implementation. Future research should be extended to a bigger population in the polytechnic to validate the study. © 2015 IEEE. Source


Jegannathan P.,Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah | Kadri N.A.,University of Malaya | Razali S.H.M.,Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
Proceedings - 2015 Innovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015 | Year: 2015

This paper presents image processing technique which consist of filtering and image segmentation using Otsu's Method. This technique is used on the captured image in Dielectrophoresis (DEP) experiment to detect cancer cells (K562). The image processing technique results were measured by referring to mean and standard deviation using histogram. The mean value in the histogram indicates the average number of white and black pixels in that image. The value of standard deviation indicates the processed image able to show overall black and white intensity more precisely. This enables more cells captured and it exhibits more evenly distributed black pixels (cell). The ability of this method has the potential to give a more consistency and reliability in plotting the DEP spectrum from which the electrophysiological parameters were extracted. This would produce a quality image to plot the DEP spectrum and will expedite the progress in identifying the differences between normal and cancerous cells. © 2015 IEEE. Source


Othman K.B.,Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah | Latiff R.B.A.,Center for Medical Electronic Technology | Mohamad R.B.,Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
Proceedings - 2015 Innovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015 | Year: 2015

Developing centre for research and development (R&D) activities is crucial to provide and synergies the intellectual resources to generate ideas and new invention for the benefit of the people. Through empirical research, the novel methods and best practices could be identified both from academia and industry settings that can inform the factors that need proper planning and strategy in developing a research hub. This study is conducted to explore the vital requirements to establish a research hub for the Centre for Medical Electronic Technology (CMET) in Polytechnic Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. It uses focus group discussion to obtain feedbacks from the industry and academics experts regarding the requirements to operate a research centre. Insights from various angle such as ecosystem, human capital, public and governmental support, infrastructure, networking and linkages and financial aspect were elaborately discussed amongst the ten members of the focus group. They were invited based on their experience and current position in biomedical background. Findings were analyzed using qualitative procedures manually. A model of a research hub will be developed from the findings. It is anticipated that results from this study would serve as a guideline for future standard or policy requirements pertaining to running an effective research centre. © 2015 IEEE. Source


Ismail I.B.,Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah | Gani Z.B.,National University of Malaysia | Mustafa N.A.N.B.N.,Politeknik Kota Bharu
Proceedings - 2015 Innovation and Commercialization of Medical Electronic Technology Conference, ICMET 2015 | Year: 2015

This paper depicts the real situation faced by employees of Semiconductor Company Y at wire bond production line. The importance of ensuring prolonged standing considered as a serious matter was highlighted in the medical facts about the side effects of prolonged standing which is circulatory problems and standing symptoms. The objectives of this research are to identify the effect of prolonged standing during work, to assess the work method and to evaluate employee awareness of ergonomic issues. The data about pain were collected by using risk identification process that used an observation an interview to twenty employees of the company. From the interview result obtained, it was found that seventeen employees were suffered from sore feet and nineteen employees were suffered from back pain. Another step for proactive risk assessment is a direct observation, performed by 'walk through' inspection at the standing workstation areas. Risk assessment involved only wire bond operators in order to ensure that the data collected is accurate and valid which is involved fifty operators wire bond. Data Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) is derived from the production wire bonds. The (IAPA) Ergonomic Risk Assessment found that the operator of wire bonds in the company's exposure to risk indicators potential has been identified risk to an acceptable level. The result of evaluation showed that the level of employee's awareness was still low and an adequate and affective. Ergonomic management system need to be provided so that it will have a great influence to foster culture of awareness. © 2015 IEEE. Source

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