NUST students win 1st place in Stanford Longevity Design Challenge
NUST students win first place in Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 2017. The theme of 2017 Design Challenge, “Innovating Aging In Place,” featured 9 outstanding student presentations.The competition was open to all university students around the world who want to design products and services which optimize long life for all human beings.
Tame (Project of NUST Team)
Tame is a wearable device for real-time pathological wrist tremor suppression that gives back control to tremor patients for doing daily tasks.
The device has a sensor near the wrist which tracks the wearer’s tremor profile and electrodes that stimulate the muscles to counteract the tremor and suppress it. Instead of a conventional glove, TAME is a wearable device, small and light weight enough to be discreetly worn under a shirt. The device’s sensors and electrodes correspond to positions recommended by neurologists and physiotherapists. TAME has 2 variants; a sleeve, and a wearable with retractable wires.
The team from NUST, comprising of Hooriya Anam, Awais Shafique, and Arsalan Javed, defeated teams from across the world with their anti-tremor prototype project TAME.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA were Stood Second and Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA was in the third position.
- University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada,
- Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- University of California, Berkeley
- Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
- Beijing University, Beijing, China
Source: Stanford Center on Longevity