City kid’s fancy mo­bile app puts users in the pink of health

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE - Shruti Gupta cor­re­spon­[email protected]­

At a time when a ma­jor­ity of the kids are busy play­ing on mo­bile phones, city-based Vyom Ba­grecha (9) has de­vel­oped a com­plete down­load­able health app. He is one of the youngest en­trepreneur­s in the coun­try.

The app, known as Health Unit Con­verter, is a health app which is used to mea­sure dif­fer­ent as­pects of body like the amount of wa­ter one con­sumed in a cer­tain time, Body Mass In­dex (BMI) etc. It in­volves the con­cept of math­e­mat­ics and health. “To­day ev­ery­one be­lieves in apps, so if a per­son drinks around six since his child­hood. “He used to draw drones, so­lar pan­els and used to say that I want to make it. He was al­ways in­ter­ested in draw­ing and this helped him. Vyom, from the very be­gin­ning, showed in­ter­est in mak­ing apps about dif­fer­ent top­ics and had pre­vi­ously made a cal­cu­la­tor as well. So we de­cided to use other pa­ram­e­ters as well and thus, this app was built,” added his mother.

The young­ster who also holds other in­ter­est like play­ing pi­ano, read­ing etc. built the app in a time­frame of three to four weeks. Cod­ing has proven to be very ben­e­fi­cial for this young mind as claimed by his mother as it has helped him im­prove his log­i­cal think­ing and has in­creased his con­cen­tra­tion and con­fi­dence.

Sup­port­ing the claim, Karan Ba­jaj, CEO and founder of White­hat Jr., a cod­ing learn­ing in­sti­tute, pointed that ac­cord­ing to a study cod­ing helps in­crease the logic by 75% and con­cen­tra­tion by 300%.

High­light­ing the im­por­tance of cod­ing in to­day’s age, “To­day peo­ple re­alise the im­por­tance of tech­nol­ogy as it has be­come an es­sen­tial part of our lives. Par­ents are ea­ger to send their chil­dren to learn cod­ing as it helps the chil­dren to ex­pand their imag­i­na­tion,” he added.

9-year-old Vyom Ba­grecha is one of the youngest en­trepreneur­s in the coun­try

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