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Students received scholarships for ambitious projects

Published: 17 December 2018

Simulation of how a rocket can be landed vertically and an app that encourages women to train their pelvic floor muscles – two projects awarded with a scholarship from Per Bengtssons stiftelse.

– It feels fun and incredibly exciting, says Nathalie Kask, who will use the scholarship to continue her work on the Pelvic floor Activation through Gamified Exercising project .

– I feel grateful for the grant because I think my project can make a big difference for women.

The other scholarship recipient, Christoffer Stenberg, is also pleased with the opportunities offered by the scholarship. He is a student at the Master Programme in Space Engineering and will use the scholarship for his project Control for Landing phase of a reusable rocket .

– It feels great! Hopefully, I will learn a lot that I can share with others.

– The project is about simulating how a rocket falling from space can be landed vertically. If rockets would be reusable, a lot of money could be saved, Christoffer Stenberg explains.

Nathalie Kask, who is enrolled in the Master Programme in Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering, is already working on an application that will motivate women to do pelvic floor exercises.

– Most women know it is good to excercise these muscles. But because of the lack of knowledge about why it is important to train the pelvic floor and how the exercise is to be done – in combination with the difficulty in knowing if you are actually doing it right – the exercises usually fail completely.

In order to motivate women to do exercises and to provide feedback that the exercises are done correctly, Nathalie Kask has created a game.

– The game consists, among other things, of predefined courses based on recommended exercises for pelvic floor training. Now I hope to improve the game by adding calculation algorithms that enable customized user experiences based on real-time biofeedback.