Research Hub Between OGAWA and Universiti Malaya Showed Master Drive A1 2.0 Massage Chair Significantly Improves Blood Circulation and Sleep Quality.

Amirrah Othman
Research Hub Between OGAWA and Universiti Malaya Showed Master Drive A1 2.0 Massage Chair Significantly Improves Blood Circulation and Sleep Quality. | Hi everyone, I guess you know OGAWA right? OGAWA has been established since 1996 with vision to live and deliver wellness everyday. They had more than 800 retail outlets and counters in more 20 countries all over the world.

I love massage and having one of this chair will be one of my wish list. Massages for many years now have been one of the most sought-after tools to induce relaxation and release stress which were only made available in luxury spas and high-end health clubs, however global wellness innovator, OGAWA Malaysia announced its research findings effort done in collaboration with Universiti Malaya that efficient massages can also be found in the form of an advanced massage chair - by evaluating the efficiency of a massage chair therapy and to examine the potential improvement of blood circulation and sleep quality when a recent research study was conducted with OGAWA’s flagship product, OGAWA Master Drive AI 2.0.

Committed to bring wellness to the forefront with innovation of products to improve the lifestyle of people globally, OGAWA Malaysia together with Universiti Malaya conducted a 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 your body while giving the individual the needed comfortable sleep that is needed.

Datuk Lim Mee 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: 81.32% by using the OGAWA Master Drive AI 2.0 M6 Deep Tissue program and 43.48% through the Blood Circulation program, while 100% of the participants recorded an increase in sleep quality, and up to 88.73% progressed in sleep efficiency through the Sweet Dream program.

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 Artificial 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 own 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.

Me with the New MASTERDRIVE AI 2.0 


During the event, I also had a chance to try the flogship model of OGAWA Master Drive A1 2.0. It definitely so smart with the AI function and also the health tracker system. It comes with a smart technology and healthy living at its best. The most immersive massage experience comes from the all-new OGAWA Master Drive Al 2.0. It is not just a massage chair. It is your personal health assistant. 

OGAWA Master Drive Al 2.0 boasts advanced artificial intelligence features: 

1. Face Recognition, Health Tracker and Scanner, and Al Powered Automated Analyst that give new meaning to massage experience and health management so that you can enjoy life while staying aware your state of wellbeing. 
2. Al Technology, Intelligent Living It's time to get personal. 
The all-new OGAWA Master Drive Al 2.0 is packed with algorithm solutions while an Al brain that is able to think and learn through collecting information from the cloud and processes to customize your very own massage. 
3. Health Tracker and ScannerTM Technology. 
The innovative OGAWA Health Tracker and ScannerTM technology is a closed-loop therapeutic system that ties real-time detection, analysis and massage recommendation with personalized programme delivery through a host of smart technologies from trackers, health management cloud, Al-Powered Automated Analyst and massage programme personalisation based on your body's unique needs. Making every massage session unique. 

my analysis during the trial

The Al Massage Robot is equipped with Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) sensor and Peripheral Capillary Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) sensor. GSR sensor accurately captures information of our body-load through skin contact to locate fatigue points, and SpO2 sensor assesses vital signs including heart rate and blood oxygen level. So that Master Drive Al 2.0 is able to customise the best suitable massage programme for the user by utilizing these personalised health profile and data.

Forward Thinking For A Refined Performance M.6 GEN encompasses an array of key technological advancements that synergize to output impressively responsive and high accuracy humanised massages. 6th generation microprocessor With control accuracy and increased computing capability, it is able to deliver, process and coordinate each command faster and accurately through the central command and core drive. Thus, the 4D mode for a multi-dimensional massage experience is achieved. Brushless DC Motor Say goodbye to traditional brush motors. OGAWA is the industry's first to suit brushless DC motor in massage chair to maximize data computing performance and analytics in fractions of a second. This not only elevates the massage precision to a new level, but also offers a more humanlike experience. 

It's fun to experience the great model of OGAWA Master Drive A1 2.0 that day. Its show where the massage should be focused on. My neck and shoulder seem have more stress maybe because I'm sitting too much right? OGAWA has stood by its long-term vision “Leading the Technology of Wellness” by heavily investing in research and development to constantly come up with innovative products that provide health benefits to people around the world. It's great that their innovation can helps you to improve your sleep problem.

Additionally, 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


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