Catherine Wong is a 17-year-old high school student from New Jersey but she’s already making a name for herself in both the science and technology communities. Wong was a finalist in second annual Google Science Fair for creating a Bluetooth-enabled device that allows for remote cardiac examination. Yup, she made a cellphone that will test your heart.
Wong was a finalist in the Google contest but she won National Public Radio’s “Joe’s Big Idea” video contest. She set out to make a device that would give some of the millions of people in this world with limited medical access, but who have cellphones, a way to get their heart tested. The device she made is like a portable electrocardiogram, or ECG/EKG, a test performed countless times every day in hospitals around the world.
This video describes the project.
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