Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Usman Ali KhanCEMEUndergraduateFourthusman_269@yahoo.com
1Saman KhanCEMEUndergraduateFourthKhan.saman33@yahoo.com
1M. Areeb UsmanCEMEUndergraduateFourthareebusman@outlook.com
1Mohsin AliCEMEUndergraduateFourthmohsin.716@yahoo.com

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Idea Details

Idea Name: Prosthetic Hand
Slogan: Changing Static into Motion
Supervisor Name: Dr. Umar Shahbaz
Supervisor Designation: Associate Professor (Head of Department)
Supervisor School: College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CEME)
Supervisor Department: Mechatronics Engineering
Contact number: 03005533775
Email ID: umarshahbaz@gmail.com
Abstract:
    Aim of this project is to develop a myo prosthetic upper limb allowing the upper limb amputees to grasp and pick objects. The upper limb uses muscle flex signal to operate.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Upper limb amputees are increasing as people lose their hand in some accident. More than 1 million people become amputees all around the world in one year. Our product will target those people and provide them an ability to grip and pick things and improve their lifestyle.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Amputees will use our product to improve their life standard and live as a normal person. Hospitals and rehabilitation center will also take prosthetic hand for their patients.
How will the solution works
    EMG signal is taken from the muscle of the patient. The raw EMG signal is than passed through a series of filters to remove the noise and collect the useful information from the signal. Different filters are applied on the signal in electronics as well as programming. After complete filtration and strengthening of signal gripper motor is powered to grasp the object. Gripper is designed in such a way that its all parts are reliable and end torque is strong enough to grip the object firmly.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Till now no prosthetic upper limb is developed in Pakistan. Imported prosthesis including Otto Bock ,Motion Control Inc., Touch bionics are expensive starting from 6-7 lac Pakistani rupees. A normal person cannot afford it. Our prosthesis cost 1.5-2 lac which is 4 to 5 times economical.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-12-15 (1723)