Utkarsh Tan­don

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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,

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