We envision a higher universal standard for the safety of our elderly in an ageing society.
To develop a platform that empowers the less fortunate through safer mobility and smarter living.
The QaneMate Team on The Straits Times on the 29th of July, 2019.
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The idea of a QaneMate was first conceived when the two young inventors, Ian Hao and his sister Ing le, were eating at a hawker centre in 2013. They noticed an old lady drinking coffee with a walking cane leaning on the side of the table. As the table surface was smooth, the cane fell to the ground. When the old lady attempted to retrieve the fallen cane, she lost her balance and fell, injuring her head in the process. From then on, the siblings decided that the walking cane should not be a hazard, but a benefit to the user.
Thus, the QaneMate was born.
Our Partnership with Bizlink
QaneMate has partnered with Bizlink Centre Singapore to outsource our assembly work to support 5 craftsmen.
Bizlink Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving disadvantaged individuals, in particular persons with special needs, through training and employment in Singapore.
Learn more about Bizlink here →
Our Bizlink Team (from the left):
Rachel Leow May Wern, Tan Wen Xuan,
Gloria Ko, Koh Cheng Ngiap & Sherman Low Ying Han.
Meet The Team
Seng Ian Hao
Founder & CEO
I spend my time playing card and video games to relax and doing community work with QaneMate. I started this project are I felt that there was an unmet need in our community. My bold with the elders has always been very close as my grandfather used to bring me to nursing homes to volunteer since a very young age, and I have been doing so ever since. I hope that I can continue to serve the community through this project to empower them for years to come.
Seng Ing Le
I enjoy writing, drawing and sometimes watching videos in my free time. I embarked on this journey of the QaneMate as I felt a very special bond with the elders since young. I have always felt the need to empower and lift others, and spread joy, especially to the elders. I sincerely hope that the QaneMate project will enable the elderly, or any other minority group to empower themselves, and let them stand on their own two feet, before helping others stand too :)
Chief Financial Officer
I joined QaneMate because I realised that no one can walk this noble journey on their own and hence decided join Ian in his endeavour to empower the lesser. I enjoy binging Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and playing real time strategy and trading card games in my free time.
Chief Impact Officer
I joined QaneMate at the start of 2019 to help Ian Hao and Brian for the Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes 2019 program and have stayed on the team since to play my part in making Singapore safer for our family and friends. I spend most of my time at home playing CS:GO with my good friends or listening to Kanye West, The 1975, Bon Iver and ambient music on my record player.
Social Media Officer
I joined at the end of 2019 as I saw an opportunity to share the good deeds of QaneMate on a wider scale and have since stayed on to help the people around me. I have a range of interests from video games to listening to almost every single genre of music from rap to alternative rock. I also have an interest in fashion, and keeping up to date with the latest trends :P
Tan Xiang Tian
Social Outreach Lead (Youth)
I am a retired Team Singapore athlete looking to contribute back to the society. As an athlete, I was privileged to have received guidance and support through my sporting journey. As a student, I was fortunate to have Ian, Ing Le and their family support my academic pursuits. I firmly believe that kindness can be a strong force to connect and unite people. I have been volunteering in the Youth sector, and working in the Special Needs sector currently. I joined QaneMate because I am inspired by the founders in their quest to give back, and strongly believe in QaneMate’s vision. I will also like to use this opportunity to expand my horizons in volunteering, and spread the power of kindness to as many individuals or groups as I possibly can.