MUET Electronic Engineering Department Students won 2nd prize under the supervision of Dr. Attiya Baqai at Lab2Market, National Artificial Intelligence Forum (NAIF) Haripur (KPK)

14/09/2021 - 3:07pm

The Final year project titled “ DESIGN AND PROGRESSION ANALYSIS OF NEURO REHABILITATION SYSTEM USING MACHINE LEARNING” from Department of Electronic Engineering with team members Maliha Talpur (17ES31), Madan Lal (17ES45) and Saad Rehman (17ES65) under the Supervision of Dr. Attiya Baqai (Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering MUET Jamshoro & co supervision of Dr. Tahira Nihal (Bhittai Institute of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation sciences, Mirpurkhas) has won 2nd Prize with cash award of 75000/ Rs in the 3rd and final round of Lab2Market event project exhibition as part of National Artificial Intelligence Forum (NAIF) on 2nd September 2021. The team was accompanied by Engr. Komal Khowaja (Lecturer, Department of Electronic Engineering, MUET Jamshoro) to the competition. The team is very thankful to the university administration and Department of Electronic Engineering for the facilitation and support to participate in the event.

The project is in the form of an intelligent wearable sleeve with sensors integrated in the sleeve to provide home base rehabilitation which saves time, money, and frequent visits to hospitals/ physiotherapists. Through this system the patients can analyze their performance at home and improve their arm movements and exercises.

The Sino Pak Center of Artificial Intelligence (SPCAI) and the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) jointly organized the forum in which Chairman of PM Task Force on Science and Technology, Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman was the chief guest. While addressing the forum Dr. Atta-Ur-Rehman said that Pakistan is the country of talented young people. He further said that the Government is utilizing all its resources for the promotion of Artificial Intelligence and three modern technology-based universities will be commissioned in the country in near future.

More than 150 experts from different fields and disciplines attended the forum.  More than 20 national and international experts shared their experiences with the attendees. SPCAI also organized an exhibition in which 28 groups presented their Artificial Intelligence related projects.  The students from Pakistani universities were invited to showcase their AI Based applied research ideas in form of projects, prototypes or artifacts at NAIF. The exhibition named Lab2Market comprised of three rounds in which first was proposal submission, 2nd was 3 minute pitch (3MP) and the final round was the a physical project exhibition. The registration phase for the event started on 15th June 2021. A total of 235 projects (Islamabad:42, KPK: 69, Punjab: 92, Sindh: 32) were registered in the 1st phase, where 66 universities (Islamabad:13, KPK:15, Punjab: 27, Sindh:11) from 19 different cities of Pakistan participated in 1st phase. After evaluation by team of experts, 60 projects were selected for the second phase i.e. Three Minute pitch(3MP). The 3MP round was conducted online on August 23, 2021 and after a rigorous evaluation of each project 28 projects were shortlisted for showcasing at NAIF. The experts at the NAIF evaluated the displayed projects in detail, and top three projects were selected for award of prizes.

First cash prize of Rs100,000 was won by University of Agriculture Faisalabad against the project title, CNC Smart Farming Bot. The second cash price worth seventy-five thousand rupees was won by Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro against the project title, Design and Progression Analysis of Neuro Rehabilitation System using Machine Learning. The third cash prize of Rs50,000 was won by the National University of Modern Language Islamabad for the project title, Talking Glove for Mute People.

In the final round amongst the participating universities there were Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, COMSATS university Islamabad Abbottabad & Wah campus, Dr.A.Q.Khan Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, Habib University Karachi, Institute of Computing, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Institute of Space Technology (IST) , Islamabad, Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Lab, COMSATS University Islamabad, Mehran UET SZAB Campus Khairpur Mir's and Jamshoro Campus, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Sukkur IBA University, Swarm Robotics Lab, National Center of Robotics and Automation (NCRA) Taxila,  University of Agriculture Faisalabad, University of Wah, Usman Institute of Technology NED, VisionRD Rawalpindi and others. Three Teams from Mehran university were selected from which 2 were from MUET Jamshoro Campus from Department of Electronic Engineering Neurorehabilitation System (Team led by Maliha Talpur) and Sweet Sleep from Department of Mechatronics Engineering (Team Led by Andleeb Khowaja). The third team was from MUET Khairpur Mirs Campus.

MUET’s administration has congratulated the whole team for such a victory. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqaili, Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Taha Hussain Ali, Registrar Prof. Dr. Waheed Umrani, DEAN FEECE Prof. Dr. Mukhtiar A. Unar and Professor Emeritus & Advisor Prof. Dr. Bhawani Shanker Chowdhury congratulated the winning team and appreciated their efforts.  Prof. Dr. Mohammad Aslam Uqaili Vice Chancellor MUET & Dr. Bhawani Shanker Chowdhry acknowledged and appreciated winner students and wished good luck for their future endeavors and said that you are our ambassadors, your win is our and vice versa.

The winning Team’s home department i.e., Electronic Engineering Department faculty and students gave a very warm welcome after their return from Haripur. Prof. Dr. Arbab Nighat, Chairperson Department of Electronic Engineering expressed her joy and congratulated the students for bringing good name to the university and department. She also acknowledged the efforts of the supervisor Dr. Attiya Baqai as supervisor of the project and the Convener of Final Year Project Committee at Department of Electronic Engineering. She also thanked Engr. Komal Khowaja for accompanying the students to the competition and for her support.