Abstract of the innovation to predict mental health, made by DiscoverSTEM students is published by the prestigious journal – Innovation in Digital Health, Diagnostics and Biomarkers (IDDB)

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Click here to view the abstract in the Innovations in Digital Health, Diagnostics, and Biomarkers Journal.

Mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being has taken the forefront in the healthcare industry today. The study suggests that 1 in 5 US adults experience mental health issues each year. Researchers have also suggested that there is a communication gap between children and parents leading to a situation where parents are the last ones to know if their child is facing any hardship.

To combat this, DiscoverSTEM students innovated a patent-pending system, a global finalist at the international innovation competition conducted at NASA Kennedy Space Centre, with the vision to tackle increasing cases of deteriorating mental health among teenagers and breakdown in communication between parents and children.

The system created takes the child’s mental, emotional, and behavioral feedback from the authority using the app in the form of behavior, mood, and comments and works using 638 personality traits i.e., positive, neutral, and negative as peer-to-peer input, and classifies an individual into four major personality traits.

With time, it generates something like a “credit score” of his/her overall well-being and sends smart suggestions/ alerts to the authority. Reports that will be generated in the app include mental health indications, suicidal tendencies, the onset of depression, and workload pressure. This AI algorithm will also detect a recovery and/or happiness tip about the child.

We believe this is the best system to predict and prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral issues and has the power to reach millions of populations as it is concentrated on solving two major problems existing in today’s world using the artificial intelligence algorithm.


  1. Soorya Narayanan
  2. Yara Abo Auda
  3. Arjun Kommidi
  4. Raisha Bhojani
  5. Hisham Ahmad
  6. Meher Saanvi Singh
  7. Iliyan Ali
  8. Saanchi Gabri
  9. Simran Babaria
  10. Hidvika Dubey
  11. Sadaf Syed
  12. Rida Naqvi
  13. Jiya Singh
  14. Akshara Kommidi

This innovation is featured in Abstract No.: A02025 Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Reporting System in Volume 2, Issue 2022 of the IDDB journal.

Click here to view the abstract in the Innovations in Digital Health, Diagnostics, and Biomarkers Journal.

About DiscoverSTEM

DiscoverSTEM nurtures child prodigies. Through our various programs, we transform children into young innovators and entrepreneurs who can solve some of the world’s most pressing problems through their patented innovations.

We provide a complete innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem to children and help them transform their unique ideas into practical solutions and products.

For more information on DiscoverSTEM, please contact us HERE.

Hisham Ahmad - CMO

I am a 14-year-old freshman attending Brighter Horizons Academy in Garland, Texas. I have extensive experience with marketing, as I have been a part of various companies and mentorships. I graduated from the DiscoverStem program, allowing new doors to open up for me, and change the way I see things. The DiscoverStem program has also given me more experience with concepts such as patents, invention, and innovation, as well as inspiration to use these skills to help the world around us.

DiscoverSTEM founders Mirza Rizwan and Mirza Faizan have made history by becoming the first Indian to win the coveted George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation – USA.

Started in 1949 by former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Freedoms Foundation honors exceptional contributions of Americans towards communities in the USA. Generally reserved for the US citizens, the awarding organization made an exception to recognize the stellar research work and its impact of India’s Mr. Rizwan in designing and implementing a unique STEM & Innovation program for American children, thereby revolutionizing the education system in the USA.

Few of the other notable non-US citizens who have received George Washington Honor Medal include Ms. Margaret Thatcher (Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom), Lech Walesa (Former President of Poland and Noble Prize winner) and world-renowned Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. As the latest recipients of this prestigious honor, Mirza brothers join historically acclaimed group of citizens whose work and dedication advance the American ideals, the award letter says.

Some of the distinguished US citizens who have received this award for their stellar contributions in their field are Walt Disney, Astronauts Sally Ride and John Glenn, Capt. Sully Sullenberger, Athletes like Arthur Ashe, George Foreman and Tiger Woods and famous US educator Jaime Escalante.