The anti-tremor prototype namely “TAME” by the students from NUST – National University of Sciences and Technology, won the 2016-2017 Design Challenge held by the Stanford Center on Longevity in USA.
TAME – short for Tremor Acquisition and Minimization, is a wearable device for the detection and suppression of pathological tremors which will give back the tremor patients the control over their bodies.
The Design Challenge of the Stanford Center on Longevity is worldwide competition that offers cash prizes and free entrepreneur mentorship to the winners. Students from all the universities around the world, who want to design products and services which optimize long life, join in to participate and win.
This year’s challenge was focusing on designs that would help human lives by improving it for individuals aging in their homes. Finalists receives paid travel to Stanford, California, USA, where they presented their designs to renowned industry, academic, and government leaders.
Stanford’s Longevity Center tweeted earlier announcing TAME as the winner among the Rendever and Uppo as 2nd and 3rd runner ups. “First place: The anti-tremor prototype from project TAME. We hope their designs go on to have great impact! #SCL#designchallenge“
The team from NUST, Pakistan was among the world’s top rated universities including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA and Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. There were total of nine finalists including teams from the universities of China, USA, Canada, Brazil.
“A team from SEECS, NUST comprising of Awais Shafique, Hooriya Anam and Muhammad Arsalan Javed under the supervision of Dr. Syed Muhammad Raza Kazmi, are working on a breakthrough technology called TAME” – Watch the following short video to learn about the project.