Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Zohaa WajidSMMEUndergraduateFourthzohaawajid@live.com
1Fazeel AhmedSMMEUndergraduateFourthhelper.isme@yahoo.com
1Huzaifa KafeelSMMEUndergraduateFourthhuzaifa-96@hotmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need:

Idea Details

Idea Name: Snakey
Slogan: Robotic surgery for every Pakistani
Supervisor Name: Dr. Yasar Ayaz
Supervisor Designation: HOD R&I
Supervisor School: H-12
Supervisor Department: SMME
Contact number: 03125390074
Email ID: dr.ayaz.yasar@gmail.com
Abstract:
    Snakey takes a whole new approach to robotic arms and their potential applications in healthcare. We aim to replace traditional robotic arms with a mechanism that is more fluid, continuous and robust.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Snakey primarily aims to improve the field of robotic surgery. While current systems use multiple links and many DOF joints, which results in limited motion, Snakey will be able to perform all these tasks more fluidly and with greater flexibility owing to its novel design and construction.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   One of the main challenges faced in the field of robotic surgery is that of cost. Surgical robots are extremely costly at the moment, which impedes their integration into the practical field. With Snakey, we aim to offer a suitably priced alternative that is local to the Pakistani market as well.
How will the solution works
    We are using a Teflon rod with multiple disks attached at equal distances. These serve as guiding points for equally spaced strings to pass through. These strings go along the length of the rod and will bend the rod according to the stretch in each string like natural tendons. The number of strings will be changeable from 4-8 depending on use and will be controlled and automated using Servo Motors.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Robotic surgery has not been introduced in Pakistan, and as such there are no substantial competitors at a local level. With Snakey, we hope to inspire a culture of indigenous innovation for the integration of robots in medical procedures.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-20 (2014)