About FICS

Achievements of FICS’15 & FICS 16 teams

1. CRICFLEX

CricFlex started as a semester project. Abdullah Ahmed, Jazib Khan and Muhammad Asawal graduates of NUST SEECS Electrical Engineering batch, hit a goldmine when they came up with the idea of CricFlex in 2014 and worked endlessly to come up with the working prototype and an android app to pair it with. They made everything from scratch: their original design was made with cardboard and an old charger fitting and they had to teach themselves how to make an Android app. They ended up getting 2nd place for their project that semester.
CricFlex is the world’s first wearable US patented technology to detect illegal bowling actions in cricket. It is a low cost and real time solution implementable within matches. An arm sleeve, embedded with sensors, is worn by the bowler and the results are displayed on a smart phone. CricFlex automatically detects an illegal bowling action, tracks arm speeds and the amount of spin to then help the bowler train and improve the performance. Team CricFlex consists of highly motivated individuals and we envision to create a revolution in the sports wearable industry. Wearable device for real time analysis of a bowler's action to check legality. With wireless monitoring on android application.

Achievements:

  1. EO GSEA Pakistan 2015 Winner
  2. Represented Pakistan in Global Student Entrepreneur Awards 2016 held in Bangkok, Thailand after winning the Pakistan chapter of the event.
  3. Innovator of the Year Award by Pakistan Innovation Foundation.
  4. Telenor Internet of Things (IoT) Award, 2015.
  5. SOFTEC’16 Winner held in FAST Lahore.
  6. Featured in “25 Under 25 High Achievers of 2015” in a tech blog named TECHJUICE.
  7. Runners up of the Pakistan Start-Up Cup 2016
  8. Winners of the KITE-Oslo Start-Up Challenge 2016
  9. Pre-Incubatee at NUST Technology Incubation Center (TIC) since July 2016

2. CYKIQ:

This project was a finalist in FICS 2015. CYKIQ aims to provide an economical, healthy, green and secure mode of short distance commute in universities, housing schemes, parks, industries and other closed communities by providing an automated bicycle hiring system. There are around 2,000 potential locations where short distance commute is a huge problem, with customer population ranging to 5000 in each location which makes it a $500 million untouched market! CYKIQ aim’s to fill the gap by providing bicycle hiring system and installing them. The prototype has been designed and beta testing is in progress. With the help of local bicycle and system manufacturing partnerships CYKIQ has achieved the same system of same standard at one tenth the price. With a huge population and vast areas of universities and housing schemes in Pakistan, it is impossible for administration to completely cope with the need to provide short-distance transportation; for such areas, CYKIQ provides the most economical and viable solution.
Technologies: WSN, bicycle mapping, user behavioral mapping RFID based tracing mechanism, efficient locking mechanism. The team is in pre-incubation stage at the NUST Technology Incubation Center since July 2016.

Achievements:

  1. Finalist FICS 2015
  2. Pilot Project being deployed at NUST H-12 Campus
  3. Winner of DICE Mega Event 2016 in “Engineering, CS & IT” category
  4. Pre-Incubatee at NUST TIC since Dec 2016
  5. Registered as company with the name ‘CYKIQ’ on March 22nd 2017

3. TAME:

Technology aimed at patients of ET; it seeks to normalize tremor using a novel technique called Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), to control / normalize movements of the hands

  1. Best IT Innovation Award, 2015
  2. NASCON ’16 Business Idea Competition- Runner-up Award
  3. Winner FICS 2016
  4. PIEAS Create ’16 Entrepreneurship Competition- Winner
  5. First prize in Falling Walls Lab – ‘Young Innovator of the year 2016’
  6. Shepherd’s PIE Season 2/ Pre-Seed Star Summit 2017 – Best Startup from Pakistan
  7. Selected in- Intel IxDA Student Design Competition 2017
  8. First Place in Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 2017

4. Sionser:

Sionser is a name of self-sustainable social entrepreneurship project focused on saving millions of lives lost every year around the globe by making people aware of their drinking water quality. Sionser is a water quality testing and monitoring system, which can test the water sample instantly and provide the consumers with their water's report in real time. The test is conducted using test strips and the results are disseminated to the consumers through a smartphone application and website.
Awareness among common people about water quality being one of the major goals of Sionser is achieved through the android application and website. Both of these ends are to be linked with a common database containing the data collected through our tests as well as the surveys conducted by PCRWR. This data will comprise of all the essential parameters. An interactive geo-map (using water mapping) will be displayed to the user, both on android application and website, based on the data differentiating between safe and unsafe water source via colored indications. Additionally, a health care message showing possible health dangers in case of consuming unsafe water of a certain source will be displayed. An additional feature of possible preventive measures in order to stay safe will also be accommodated.
In the long run the very same data collected in a data base will be utilized to predict changing trends of water quality based on season, time of the year, flood situations and possible cause of contamination such as illegal disposal of waste and underground mixing of sewage water into the water sources. This will essentially facilitate the departments such as WASA, LDA, CDA etc. to plan the water supply schemes and maintain the existing ones efficiently and hence making supply of safe water to everyone a reality. They plan to implement the same concept to test the quality of milk at a later stage.

Achievements:

  1. 2nd Runner-up FICS 2016
  2. Won 'Tertiary Student Project' category award at P@SHA 2016 ICT Awards
  3. Won ‘Merit Award’ in Tertiary Student Project category at APICTA 2016 in Taiwan
  4. Won ‘BITA 2016 Award’ in Dec 2016
  5. Best Economic Impact Award at the EO GSEA Finals 2016 held at Lahore

5. Self-Cleaning Low-E Glass for Energy Efficiency:

This team is working to produce nanomaterials’ based self-cleaning low emissivity glass coatings for increased energy efficiency for a sustainable future of Pakistan. These glass coatings are being developed to conserve the energy and expenditure spent on heating or cooling of buildings (according to the weather conditions) and cleaning of the exterior glass. The materials include thin metal films sandwiched between two metal oxide layers. Self-cleaning capability has already been achieved on the lab scale and extensive work is underway to achieve low emissivity. These coatings possess the potential to be produced on large scale provided certain challenges are met.

Achievements:
GleamingGlass has been awarded research funding of USD 30,000 from their joint applied research funding.