High School Kid Develops A Wearable Device For Parkinson’s Patients

In 2014, Utkarsh Tandon, at the time a freshman at Cupertino High School in California, developed a machine learning model for his science fair project that collected and classified data on sufferers of Parkinson’s disease. He won the fair, and, as part of his first place award, received a grant from the UCLA Brain Research Institute. A year later, the high school sophomore has turned his science experiment into a marketable product. The OneRing, now raising funds on Kickstarter, is a wearable device that monitors Parkinson’s patients’ tremors and delivers the data to an iOS app in the form of a digestible daily report. The OneRing, named for the powerful ring at the center of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, is a 3-D printed plastic ring topped with a…


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