Students from Pakistan’s well-reputed university National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has made the whole Pakistan proud of them by winning Stanford Longevity Design Challenge at Stanford, California, United States.
Their team named as TAME. The team includes Awais Shafique, Hooriya Anam, and Muhammad Arsalan Javed won the contest against teams from world renowned educational institutions such as MIT, Cornell University, Stanford University, Virginia Tech, Beijing University, and the University of Sao Paolo.
The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge is a worldwide competition that offers cash prizes and free entrepreneurial-related guidance to the winners. The students from universities all around the world participate in the competition to earn these worthy rewards.
— Stanford Longevity (@LongevityCenter) March 30, 2017
The second position went to Team Rendever from MIT 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.
Team TAME waved the flag of Pakistan while they received the trophy and $100000 prize.
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— US Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) April 3, 2017
About the device TAME..
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 causes involuntary rhythmic shaking of various parts of human body, most commonly the hands.