Saturday, April 10, 2021

Ogawa X Universiti Malaya's Joint Research Partnership

Massage chair is not a luxury, but a necessity.
Massage is so much more than pampering, besides releasing stress, muscle tension and aches, massage can also help improve blood circulation and sleep quality. This is further proven by OGAWA Malaysia and Universiti Malaya in a joint-research hub to identify effects of automated massage chairs which showed that the OGAWA Master Drive AI 2.0 massage chair significantly improves blood circulation and sleep quality. 
The research titled "Investigating the Effects of OGAWA Master Drive AI Automated Massage On Blood Circulation and Sleep Quality" to further raise awareness on the importance of massage to reconnect with the body while giving the individual the needed comfortable sleep that is needed. 

From left : Mr Leong Boon Hong;Area Sales Manager of OGAWA Malaysia, Datuk Lim Mee Ling;Executive Director and CEO of OGAWA Malaysia, Prof. Dr. Saad Mekhilef;Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya, Ir. Dr. Lai Khin Wee;Head Programme - Master of Biomedical Engineering, Universiti Malaya

Datuk Lim Mei Ling, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of OGAWA Malaysia shared that the cumulative effects of sleep loss and sleep disorders are causing increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack and stroke. Additionally, according to the National Health and Morbidity Survey, the number of Malaysians with depression and anxiety disorder rose from 12% in 2011 to 29% in 2017.

"Through this Joint Research Hub, we hope that the studies being carried out can provide deeper insights that will further improve our product development process, at the same time we are able to educate the general public in regards to the health benefits that OGAWA's massage chair is able to provide," said Datuk Lim. 

OGAWA Malaysia and Universiti Malaya built on this research based on a study being done by a group of individuals when using OGAWA's innovative flagship product, the OGAWA Master Drive AI 2.0. Providing the necessary hardware, ideas and technical support to ensure successful research, the study disclosed that 100% of the participants showed a significant improvement in blood circulation. 

Prof. Dr. Saad Mekhilef, CEng (UK), SMIEEE(USA), FIET(UK), Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya expressed that the university was keen to be a part of the research to not only contribute their knowledge to this significant study that may be useful for future studies, but to aid in improving the overall wellness of the nation and potentially increase the life expectancies of Malaysians. 

"Well-being does not only incorporate healthy diets and consistent workouts, but regular massages can contribute much more to the human soul - from correcting postural stress to boosting immunity. Through this study, we want to convey the major health benefits attached to having regular massages and how it should be considered vital for our overall health, be it to relieve sore muscles, reduce stress or even boost your immune system, massages will leave a positive impact on your everyday life," said Prof. Dr. Saad.

Built with up to 5,184 massage combinations to provide vast health solutions, the OGAWA Master Drive AI 2.0 features advanced Articial Intelligence (AI) including face recognition, Health Tracker and Scanner, and AI-Powered Automated Analyst that uses algorithms to gather and manage data to customise your very onw massage chair with a programmed list of recommended solutions that precisely targets your problem area. 

"In a world of rising health care costs and increasing health care needs, the management of health care is more vital than ever. We believe that the health and fitness market have a strong development potential. In future, we will focus on the bigger health industry, adhere to the established high-end healthcare brand positioning and integrate smart technology into healthy lifestyle. We aim to improve the health service platform and continue to build a family health management system with massage chairs as the core and expansion of product lines," said Datuk Lim. 

Since its inception in 1996, OGAWA has stood by its long-term vision "Leading the Technology of Wellness" by heavily investing in research and devlopment to constantly come up with innovative products that provide health benefits to people around the world. 

In conjunction with Parents' Day, OGAWA will also be having a special promotion with 0% Easy Pay Plan for up to 68 months tenure on selected products. For more information on this offering or OGAWA Malaysia, please visit


  1. Wish I could have one of these too. :D

    1. Now is the best time to grab one with the Easy Pay Plan deal. :D

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