Mahum Siddiqi, a 17-year-old Indian-American girl and her team was awarded with the Cornell University “Digital Transformation Hackathon” for the invention of a device to detect the actual pain level of a patient during diagnosis.
Hackathon is a competition in which someone who likes to make new things,designs can introduce their ideas and designs, more specifically, the meet up event of computer programmers to to create computer programs and software applications.
In Cornell,her team analysed the neurological activity occurring in one’s brain to help doctors more efficiently determine someone’s pain levels.
“It’s incredibly upsetting and problematic how hypothetical the concept of pain diagnostics is. Doctors have no way of knowing how little or how much pain someone is truly experiencing when they go in to be diagnosed,” Siddiqi said in a statement on Friday.
Presently Mahum is a Class 12 student at Vestal High School in New York ,is the only non-graduate competent in the inaugural hackathon of Cornell.
Her team now working on the production of prototype of their pain-detecting device with a collaboration of the representatives from companies such as Microsoft .