Project Title Loofah Fiber Friendly Scrubber
Project Category Innovation
Abstract Many products in the market today help promoting body hygiene which developed from natural and non-natural sources. Products derived from natural resources help increase the income of rural people, especially for suppliers. Low cost in planting and minimum care in growing the plant benefits them with cheaper methods when processing the product. Loofah fiber products were designed from tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber family called Luffa and can be found at a low price in Malaysia. It was not only being used in dishwashing or as a reinforcement material for composite (Paglicawan et al., 2005; Ghali et al., 2011) but also for body scrubber.Most of the body part can be scrubbed except the back part. The difficulties to perform such movement were due to poor flexibility of the shoulder due possibly diseases or injuries such as frozen shoulder (O'Connell, 2016). Inability to reach the back part, side and reaching shoulder height due to painfulness or stiffness, are the common symptoms of frozen shoulder, that limits the range of motion of upper extremities (Page & Labbe, 2010) which resulted to the back part of the body left without being scrubbed.Online hygiene and environmental module (2017), suggested that the first task in body hygiene was to find water, soap and cleansing materials. Therefore, the purpose of this innovation product is to improvise the readily Loofah fiber in the market as user friendly body scrubber.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2018-04-19


Staff Status
Theresa Ahing Leader
Asmalini bt. Che Abu Shafie Member
Adjullea anak James @ Noew Member


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Invention, Innovation & Design (IID) and Sarawak Invention, Innovation & Design (SIIDEx) Pre-Selection 2017 2017-07-24 Campus Participation Dewan Jubli, UiTM Sarawak
Sarawak Invention, Innovation &Design (SIIDEx) 2018 2018-03-02 Campus Participation Penview Convention Centre (PCC) Demak Kuching , Sarawak, Malaysia