TAME: Pride of NUST
TAME, a project of students of national university of sciences and technology (NUST), achieved first position in the 2017 design challenge of Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL) held in California, United States of America. The theme of the challenge was “INNOVATING AGING IN PLACE”
Students from all over the world participated in the competition, presenting their projects, from which nine were selected for the final round.
The project “TAME”, from NUST, surpassed all others and bagged first place. Rendever from Massachusetts institute of technology (Cambridge) got second position while team UPPO from VIRGINIA TECH (Blacksburg) stood third.
TAME – Tremor Acquisition and Minimization – is the world’s first wearable device for pathological tremor patients. It is a user friendly device designed to improve their quality of life by giving them ease and control without hindering voluntary movements.
The team comprised of Awais Shafique, Hooriya Anam and Muhammad Arsalan Javed whose final year project TAME (supervised by Dr. Syed Muhammad Raza Kazmi)accomplished this feat. They graduated as electrical engineers in 2016 from school of electrical engineering and computer sciences (SEECS) at NUST.
This time, along with the award, TAME seized a cash prize of $10,000 allocated for the SCL design challenge winner.
Prior to this achievement, TAME has won IT Innovation award 2015 and Finding Innovative and Creative Solutions (FICS) 2016 competition.
The project TAME is not only a means of helping the persons having tremor but also is a cause of making NUST , and Pakistan as a whole, proud of its students.
Edited by: Menahil Tahir.