They say big surprises come in small packets, which is reiterated by this 15 year old boy who has made a tiny device which can detect symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Utkarsh Tandon, the name behind this path-breaking technology is an Indian American from California and is currently in High School.
What started as a science fair project has now turned into a device that would help millions of patients suffering from Parkinson’s. The model named ÓneRing’ is a plastic ring which consists of a microchip. Using an algorithm, the ring classifies the wearer’s movements and records them. The motions are categorised into three levels- Dyskynesia, Bradykinesia, and tremor. The recording is sent to an app, which compiles the data into a daily report. The data is sent to the patient’s doctor, allowing him or her to monitor the symptoms and modify the treatment accordingly.
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