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)
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.
US Patent Grant Date:
October 11, 2022
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Awards & Recognition:
Winner of Power Pitch Award at Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge 2017 at NASA Kennedy Space Center.