With a recent moment of pride, amongst us all stand the proud and inspiring students of NUST who have won the Stanford Longevity Design Challenge. The stood against teams from the United States, Brazil, Canada and China in the competition.
Team TAME of NUST Pakistan included – Awais Shafique, Hooriya Anam and Muhammad Arsalan Javed from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), who won the contest against teams from world renowned educational institutes like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cornell University, Stanford University, Virginia Tech, University of Sao Paolo and Beijing University.
The second runner up were Team Rendever from Massachusetts Institute of Technology whereas Team Uppo from Virginia Tech University came third.
The challenge titled “Innovating Aging in Place” basically focused on designs to improve the quality of life for individuals aging in their homes. The final presentations were to be held on the 30th of March 2017.
Team TAME waved the flag of Pakistan while receiving the trophy and a cash prize of $100,000/-.
According to NUST, TAME is the world’s first wearable device for pathological Tremor Categorization and Real-Time suppression. Pathological tremors are the most common neurological movement disorder which cause involuntary rhythmic shaking of various parts of the human body, most commonly the hands.