In the fifth grade, I was surfing Youtube and saw a video of Muhammad Ali during the torch relay at the 1996 Olympics. His hands were shaking, so I looked online and realized he had Parkinson’s. It made me want to build something to help people with the disease. It took a few years—i’m currently 16. I designed a “smart ring” that uses Bluetooth and an IOS app to collect data on things like what time of day the tremors are more severe. The data go into a report doctors can use to better treat their patients. I work at a desk in the garage. I spend a few hours there every night after wrapping up my homework, soldering the rings for my Kickstarter campaign. I’m shipping them to backers soon, 25 of them. Most are Parkinson’s patients.
Location Calif. Cupertino,