PR No. 150 NUST-SEECS Celebrated Student’s Achievement in Stanford Longevity Design Challenge held at Stanford, USA Islamabad: April 17, 2017
An event was organized at NUST H-12 Campus, Islamabad to celebrate the NUST-SEECS students victory who won first prize in Stanford Longevity challenge held at Stanford University, USA on 31st March, 2017. This success was achieved by defeating world top nine universities like MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Cornell, Virginia Tech, University of Waterloo, University of Sao Paolo, Beijing University and Stanford University itself. This year the competition was focused on such design projects and products which are modeled to optimize life of human beings.
‘TAME’ (Tremor Acquisition and Minimization), the title of the project that got selected for the competition, was developed by Four Bachelors of Electrical Engineering students, Awais Shafique, Hooriya Anam, Arsalan Javed and Sheraz Kamran.‘TAME’ is a wearable device for real-time pathological wrist tremor suppression that enables tremor patients performs routine tasks without any assistance. Instead of a conventional glove, TAME is small and light weight device to be discreetly worn under a shirt. The device’s sensors and electrodes correspond to positions recommended by neurologists and physiotherapists.
Earlier a Large number of students and faculty members welcome them by waving as all four students were standing on a float, which moves out from building of SEECS (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and takes a round of university.
On the Occasion Lieutenant General (Retired) Naweed Zaman, HI (M) Rector NUST was the chief guest. Rector Presented NUST shields to the winning team. In his speech Rector NUST said it’s a great achievement for NUST to win an International competition at one of World’s Top universities in USA. This achievement veritably summarizes the mission of NUST. This is what we are all about – training bright and talented young people to expand and lead from the frontiers of Science and technology for comprehensive national development. I congratulate these students, faculty members and wish them and their ‘TAME’ very best of luck.