US Patent Granted: Drug abuse prevention device and a method thereof

Press Release

Innovation Title:
Drug abuse prevention device and a method thereof.

Name and Age of Inventors (at the time of innovation):
Aalia Mohammad (14)
Aanchal Raghuvanshi (15)
Deepika Dandeboina (14)
Sarah Varghese (16)
Ridah Shaista Shanavas (15)

Problem Statement:
Research reveals a troubling reality. Approximately 80% of teenagers succumb to substance abuse influenced by peer pressure. What’s more concerning was the absence of a comprehensive system for predicting and preventing such behaviour among adolescents.
This data underscores a pressing societal challenge that demands urgent attention. Addressing this issue requires multifaceted efforts, including education, mental health support, and community involvement, to empower teenagers to make informed and healthy choices, ultimately steering them away from the destructive path of substance abuse and its lifelong consequences.

About the Innovation:
Young inventors at DiscoverSTEM innovated a wearable band that detects the presence of substances through a nano mass spectrometer and informs parents. The system also has an in-built data analysis and prediction module which predicts if a child has a probability of using any substance.

Patent Certificate:

US Patent Grant Date:
October 11, 2022

United States Patent Publication Number:

Awards & Recognition:
Winner of Power Pitch Award at Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge 2017 at NASA Kennedy Space Center.

To Read Patent Details:
Click Here USPTO | Google Patents

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.