In Pakistan, out of every 100,000 people, 250 people are stroke patients. This means there are 350,000 new stroke patients each year. Developing solutions to aid those stroke patients hence holds value.
What it does
GRASPO is a device developed to assist people who cannot function their hands properly that effectively utilize their ability to clench the fingers of their hands.
How I built it
The prototype was built by utilizing open source components mainly Arduino nano, HC-05 Bluetooth module, and servo motors. On the software side, an Andriod application has been built using MIT App Invertor to control the hardware onboard using voice and button commands.
Challenges I ran into
The major challenge was to design the hardware which can easily be fixed on the person in need, after that a circuit assembly and application development was the main challenge.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I am certainly proud of developing Graspo from scrap, along with that the challenges we faced during development it is also one hell of a fun experience.
What I learned
I learned about the challenges the SDGs impose and why it is important to find solutions to those challenges.
What's next for Tacton Biotic Project Graspo
The next step is to test the product on real stroke patients and gain their feedback to further refine and improve its functioning. From there, we target to launch it into the market and start an entrepreneurial journey.