NUST students makes Pakistan proud in int’l technology contes

Source:  Samaa Published in Current Affairs on Sunday, April 02, 2017

KARACHI: Team TAME from Pakistan won the Stanford Longevity Design Challenge beating teams from the United States, Brazil, Canada and China in the competition, Samaa reported.

Team TAME — comprising of Awais Shafique, Hooriya Anam and Muhammad Arsalan Javed from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) — won the contest against teams from world renowned educational institutes such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cornell University, Stanford University, Virginia Tech, University of Sao Paolo and Beijing University.

The second position went to Team Rendever from Massachusetts Institute of Technology whereas Team Uppo from Virginia Tech University grabbed the 3rd place.

This year’s challenge named “Innovating Aging in Place” focused on designs that improve the quality of life for individuals aging in their homes and the final presentations were to be held on the 30th of March 2017.

They waved the flag of Pakistan while they received the trophy and $100000 prize.

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. – SAMAA