Bodimojo Founder Tara Cousineau recently presented at the Pediatrics 2040 conference and among the many new trends and innovations, she was most impressed by the kids involved. These young entrepreneurs really stole the show with their ideas and presentations. It was totally awesome!
Take a look at what some of these young innovators are up to:
Olivia Grace and Reece Elizabeth Ohmer
The Ohmer sisters were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) at the ages of three and nine. Since then, their mother Amy has been recapturing their journey on their blog, Naturally Sweet Sisters. The goal of their site is to help other families naturally manage T1D by feeling more positive and informed. Olivia and Reece have since taken the blog further and came up with an idea on their own for effective (and fun!) communication. To help others visualize their idea, the sisters created a video of their own.
The Ohmer family, along with collaboration from Dr. Joyce Lee and Michigan Hackers, has created a platform for an app they call the Diabetes Emoticon, bringing new meaning to the phrase ‘a picture speaks a thousand words.’ The app will use various emojis to make it easier for children to manage and communicate their daily diabetes with their parents, teachers, coaches and friends.
Mohammed Sayed is a young teenager from Afghanistan who attends NuVu, a hands-on innovation school in Cambridge. Sayed started a project to better accommodate people in wheelchairs by providing the daily needed tools such as a tray with cupholder and a canopy to protect from the weather. He calls his invention “The Universal Arm” and made a short video on how he made it.
Sayed says that, “No one knows what a person in a wheelchair needs more than a person who is already in a wheelchair.” Through his project, he has made it a little easier for himself and has set some pretty remarkable goals!
John Haygood and Hampton Woods
These youngs boys have both endured first hand experience as patients facing miscommunication at a hospital. Haygood and Woods are part of iCan (International Children’s Advisory Network) and KIDS Georgia (Kids and Families Impacting Disease Through Science) where they each hold leadership positions. Through these organizations, they hope to solve some of the problems that arise in emergency medical situations. Here are a couple of videos of them presenting their project at Pediatrics 2040!
They have created an RFID wristband (radio frequency identification) that will store medical information about a patient. The data kept will be inputted by healthcare providers and available to first responders as an efficient way to pass on important information. We think their invention could definitely make a scary situation a lot less stressful!
You can also checkout what BodiMojo is up to. Check out demo video about the BodiMojo app created by our summer teen intern, Laurie.