Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Muhammad IsmailSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beemismail@seecs.edu.pk
1Muhammad HassanSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beemhassan@seecs.edu.pk
1Hafiz Abubakar TayyabSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beeatayyab@seecs.edu.pk

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Idea Details

Idea Name: Super Spoon
Slogan: Eat with dignity
Supervisor Name: Dr. Sohail Iqbal
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)
Supervisor Department: Department of Computing
Contact number: 051-90852180
Email ID: sohail.iqbal@seecs.nust.edu.pk
Abstract:
    Tremor has been a cause of problems for humans since a long time.We intend on developing a smart spoon for patients with tremor handshakes. The spoon will smoothen the process of eating.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    There are millions of tremor patients worldwide who cannot afford or prefer surgery for Parkinson’s, Essential Tremor and similar diseases and have to live with the tremor handshakes. This device provide non-invasive low cost solution to them.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   This product is for tremor patients. Tremor is mainly common in elderly persons. In 2015, PD affected 6.2 million people according to wikipedia. The product has the potential to be a game changer for all of them.
How will the solution works
    It is an electro mechanical embedded system that has a detachable spoon at its front end and a tremor cancellation module at the back. The module has sensors for detection of the direction of tremor shake. The three actuating motors cater for the shakes in three dimensional space thereby giving the tremor compensation at real time. The algorithm evaluates the unintentional tremor movement of spoon and sends the output signals to motors in order to nullify that effect.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    The latest technological advancements have been GYENNO spoon and LIFTWARE spoon. These international spoons are available at a very very high price in the local market; GYENNO costing 188$ and LIFTWARE pricing at a huge 195$. Our solution is cost efficient.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-12-15 (2217)