To say we have leaped forward in our technological advances is an understatement. Just in the past twenty years, humans have invented machines, computers, and all sorts of devices which help us in our everyday lives. Even those within the hospital industry have had major contributions. While most of the inventions throughout the world have been created by adults, quite a few of them have also been invented by children.
We hear it all the time. Kids who have exceptional IQ’s somehow take off in their academics and make amazing gadgets and tools. Listed here are just a few examples of the amazing minds that are behind various inventions. You may have heard of just a few, while others may surprise you. One thing they all have in common is just how brilliant and capable they have come to be.
1) Kavya Kopparapu – AI Technology
Take for example sixteen-year-old Kavya Kopparapu. This young lady has gone above and beyond when it comes to health technology, and has done so at such a young age. She invented what’s known as Eyeagnosis, a smartphone app along with a 3D printed lens. The goal of the app and lens is to diagnose patients with possible retinopathy much quicker than the means currently available. A normal diagnostic procedure takes about two hours. With this invention, patients would be able to know almost instantly whether or not they have retinopathy.
2) Bishop Curry – Oasis
Not all of us have the sense to do the world a favor or help out in a big way. Bishop Curry, however, is full of useful ideas. He’s an eleven-year-old boy who drew up a blueprint for his invention in his Texas home. Curry had watched a news report about a six-month-old baby dying in a hot car. This sparked something inside Curry and he decided to do something about it. His invention is called Oasis, and it’s something he came up with all on his own. The gadget would be able to sense if a child is left in the car. It would be attached to the car seat, headrest, or in a location that would be able to sense the child. If the baby happens to still be in the car, the device would notify parents and police and begin blowing cool air on the child until something could be done. His dad, who is also named Bishop Curry, is an engineer for Toyota. The idea was introduced to Toyota and both Bishop and his dad were sent to Michigan for a safety conference. Money is currently being donated towards funding for a patent.
3) Gitanjali Rao – Tethys
At the very young age of eleven, Gitanjali Rao astounded the world. Her invention, which is known as Tethys, named after a Greek goddess, is designed to detect lead in water. Her inspiration comes from an event which occurred in Flint, Michigan, where the water was severely contaminated. Officials went under investigation and faced charges which include manslaughter. Gitanjali believes that people shouldn’t have to die from such an event. That’s why she invented Tethys. The device is a low-cost option and very quick. It uses carbon nanotubes to detect the presence of lead. A sensor then sends the information to a mobile app where the results can be recorded. Gitanjali has provided the world with something extraordinary and her work hasn’t gone unnoticed. She was selected from a group of ten people who worked about three months with other scientists to come up with various ideas. She was also given the “America’s Top Young Scientist” award.
4) Jordan Reeves – Project Unicorn
Eleven-year-old Jordan Reeves has invented something she calls Project Unicorn. When she was born, it was apparent that her left arm didn’t go past her elbow. For most of her life, Jordan has used prosthetic arms which have helped her a great deal in life, but Jordan wanted to take it a step further. The outcome was a 3D printed arm that can shoot glitter. Many people asked her why she would invent such a thing. She told everyone that she chose this project to show that designing and 3D printing isn’t just something for adults and that young inventors can produce all sorts of fun things. Jordan teamed up with Sam Hobish who helped her update the glitter gun arm, making it even better. It’s all about fun, and Jordan does a great job of showing the world that inventing can be an exciting process.
5) Jakob Sperry – Gyrings
When you’re a teenager, things can be confusing. At such a young age, very few people really know what they want to do with their lives. However, Jakob Sperry, a fifteen-year-old inventor, has definitely found his passion. He came across it by tinkering and working with CAD (computer-aided design). His dad, who works in product development, helped young Sperry out quite often. Jakob started creating various designs which he would send to his dad. With access to a 3D printer, he would print off the object and bring it home soon after. Eventually, Jakob was struck with inspiration when he found himself trying to help ease the symptoms of his ADHD. That’s when he invented Gyrings. The small circular device consists of five rings which surround a ball. These rings can rotate and twist, allowing for a comforting fidget toy. Eventually, Jakob improved the design and started selling Gyrings, which can now be purchased online! It’s easy to forget that people of all types can invent such amazing things. Jakob has proven that even a toy that’s used for “fidgeting” can be a wondrous thing.
6) Alexis Lewis – Emergency Mask Pod
After reading a heart-breaking story about a woman who was forced to drop her two-year-old out of a second story window to avoid smoke inhalation, seventeen-year-old Alexis Lewis was struck with a desire to help. She started thinking about how first responders had the necessary equipment to help people breathe while being engulfed in smoke. However, during extreme fires and deadly circumstances, it takes a while for emergency officials to make it to the victim. Alexis decided that something should be done. Her next step involved projectile launchers. After the help of sports mascots who shot various things into the air with cannons