Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Muhammad WaleedSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beemwaleed@seecs.edu.pk
1Reem ShahzadSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beershahzad@seecs.edu.pk
1Areeba TahirSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beeatahir@seecs.edu.pk

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Idea Details

Idea Name: CFES
Slogan: Giving second chances at life
Supervisor Name: Dr. Ahmad Salman
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: SEECS
Supervisor Department: Electrical Engineering
Contact number: +92-51-90852559
Email ID: ahmad.salman@seecs.edu.pk
Abstract:
    CFES is a device that generates movements in the paralyzed arms and hands of patients by applying electrical impulses to the muscles employing functional electrical stimulation technology.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    There are 5.35 million people in America that have paralysis. With our device we can help 70 percent of them i.e 3.871 million, who have damaged motor neurons. We can change their lives rendered useless by paralysis as well as their caregivers' who would no longer be bound anymore.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Paralyzed patients with damaged motor neurons need it, which are about 3.871 million in America, alone. Worldwide there are approximately 83.3 million such paralyzed patients that would benefit from our device.
How will the solution works
    The information about the movement of body parts will be taken from speech signal via app. After speech recognition to segment the parts of speech, a meaningful actuation will be generated that corresponds to a specific muscular motion of arm. These movements will be forced with the help of electrical functional stimulators in the specific paralyzed muscles of people with damaged motor neurons enabling them to perform functions like grasping.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    There are companies which make devices that aid in rehabilitation of muscle movement. But what we do differently is that we are making a device that aids the patients to perform tasks by generating sequence of muscle movements required for the task.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-30 (2303)