Va. teen develops concussion technology

ALEXANDRIA, Va.- A 17-year-old boy, who some are calling a prodigy, became the youngest person to pitch his innovative medical device to a panel of judges at the nation’s leading pediatric innovation symposium.

Rohan Suri, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School, is one of 12 finalists in the competition. He was chosen from a pool of 91 applicants from across the globe.

The device uses smartphone technology and is currently being tested in several pediatric clinics in Northern Virginia and in two high schools.

Suri developed the low-cost concussion screening tool after his younger brother got a concussion while playing football that went undiagnosed for several days. He then learned that 85 percent of concussions go undiagnosed and wondered what could be done to better diagnose them.

In one weekend Suri built his first proof of this device and went on to found his own company, Averia Health Solutions.

The device uses smartphone technology and is currently being tested in several pediatric clinics in Northern Virginia and in two high schools.

(© 2016 WUSA)


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