After winning the Platinum Award for the Best Junior Project at the 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair for his innovative W.I.N.I.T.S. (Wireless Interconnected Non-Invasive Triage System), Danish Mahmood of London, ON has been on the fast-track to changing the world! Recently announced as one of 32 Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders for 2019 by the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF), he will soon be working closely with universities to test his cost-effective vital-signs monitoring system.
The idea came to him after reflecting on the countless hours he spent waiting in hospitals after suffering minor sport injuries. With Danish’s compact and efficient device, hospital staff will be able to quickly scan a patient's vitals by placing a sensor on their finger. The results are then sent to a cloud-based dashboard where medical professionals can assess patients’ conditions and monitor any changes.
Danish’s nomination as Global Teen Leader comes after his first place win at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), and second place award in Biomedical Engineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).