Idea - FICS

Braces

Team and Contact Details

Student Name School Degree Year Email
Jawad AliSMMEUndergraduateFourthjali.me17bsmme@student.nust.edu.pk
Muhammad AbbasSMMEUndergraduateFourthmuhammadabbass5790@gmail.com

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

Idea Details

Idea Name: Braces
Slogan: Embracing Nation with Braces
Supervisor Name: Dr. Niaz Bahadur Khan
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: SMME
Supervisor Department: Mechanical Engineering
Contact number: 0092-345-9036803
Email ID: niaz.bahadur@smme.nust.edu.pk
Abstract:
    Braces that make up KAFOs are imported from European countries, carrying a high price tag, thus making these unaccessible to the majority of Pakistanis. Idea is to design and produce these locally.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Braces, being imported are only affordable to upper and middle class. However majority of our population that needs these KAFOs hail from lower class (monetarily) and thus require a cost effective but quilty tool for their everyday mobility.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Anyone with Quadriceps weakness due to neurological and muscular diseases, such as post-polio syndrome, spinal cord injury, trauma, muscular dystrophy etc. need these for day to day tasks.
How will the solution works
    Braces, as a part of KAFOs, prevent legs from bending while standing by locking the brace joint, thus supporting the body load. While sitting, the lock is undone manually allowing legs to bend normally.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    These braces will compete with imported ones with same quality but at a much lower cost. These braces will be produced locally and due to lot less labor cost, no freight or custom charges and no charges for the label "Swiss Made", the cost will reduce substantially.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2021-01-09 (1851)