Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Ahmad SaeedSEECSUndergraduateFourthahmadsaeed1@outlook.com
1Ahmed Alam KhanSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beeaalam@seecs.edu.pk
1Omar JavaidSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beeojavaid@seecs.edu.pk

Inter School Idea ? Yes
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Medical, Marketing

Idea Details

Idea Name: Neurel
Slogan: Towards a Pain Free Future
Supervisor Name: Dr. Awais Kamboh
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: SEECS
Supervisor Department: EE
Contact number: 051-90852119
Email ID: awais.kamboh@seecs.edu.pk
Abstract:
    We are introducing an electronic solution to your pain. Neurel is an electronic, non-invasive wearable treatment that grants the user immunity to pain by stimulating the brain.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    In Pakistan and the world over, 1.5B people suffer from chronic pain which affects their day to day activities drastically. Studies have shown that the present solutions to chronic pain aren't clinically beneficial. Neurel can provide extensive relief and will raise the standard of your life again.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   A Neurel customer is the one who is above 50 years of age and is suffering from chronic pain. 1.5B people worldwide and almost 12% population of Pakistan experiences chronic pain. That is a huge potential market. Pain is not age specific but we are targeting the elderly as well as athletes.
How will the solution works
    Neurel works by stimulating the brain through non-nocireceptors thereby permitting the person to perform the day to day activities normally. Through electrical stimulation the A𝛽 fibers are stimulated that in turn stimulate the periaqueductal gray matter (PAG) in brain which sends pain inhibiting signals resulting in analgesia. Stimulation causes release of endogenous opioids that inhibit pain through activation of δ-opioid receptors. These receptors are located throughout the nervous system.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Quell and TrioStim. Quell is very expensive and not available in Pakistan. We are introducing this technology for the first time. Neurel would be a cheaper alternative. In Pakistan, we have TrioStim. It is a device which is used to stimulate muscles of patients. Neurel provides widespread relief.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-30 (2345)