Preesha Katial, Preesha Goyal, Pavit Behniwal, and Ms. Meenakshi Jindal from Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh is on a mission to revolutionize the way schools handle the health of their students. After conducting extensive research and analysis, they identified a major problem that plagues schools across the world – the lack of a structured health check-up process and recording health data, especially for teenagers.
The team realized that major health problems in school children, particularly girls, often go unnoticed in the early stages, leading to serious and potentially life-threatening consequences. Common health concerns faced by students include PCOD, obesity, mental health issues, and many others. While most schools maintain medical cards to keep a record of their student’s health, they are often insufficient in tracking and monitoring their medical progress.
To tackle this problem, the Health Guardians team developed a fully automated and intelligent health record called the Algorithmic Medical Card. This innovative system uses AI sensors and data coordination to maintain a comprehensive record of each student’s medical history. The assigned doctors can enter the data into the system during the health check-up, and it can be uploaded directly to a website developed by the team for post-check-up access and examination.
To ensure the privacy and security of each student’s medical data, the parents are provided with a unique passcode to access their child’s medical record. The passcode is periodically changed to prevent misuse of the data, and only authorized individuals with a valid passcode can access the record. Even the school doctor does not have complete access to the student’s health records, ensuring that the system is balanced and fair.
The Health Guardians team used Raspberry PI with a camera attached to create a cost-effective and portable model for the Algorithmic Medical Card. The system includes yearly and bi-yearly check-ups for eyes, height, and weight, mental health check-ups, and check-ups for PCOS and menstrual health for girls.
This innovative system has the potential to transform the way schools handle their students’ health and ensure that common health concerns are detected and treated early, preventing serious and potentially life-threatening consequences. The team plans to approach other schools and administrators to implement the Algorithmic Medical Card system, with the ultimate goal of fostering a healthy lifestyle for the youth.
The Algorithmic Medical Card is a unique and noble initiative that has the potential to impact a greater beneficiary role in society. The Health Guardians team is determined to see their project come to fruition and hopes to make a positive difference in the lives of students across the world.
TEAM NAME: THE HEALTH GUARDIANS
TEAM MEMBERS: Preesha Katial, Preesha Goyal, and Pavit Behniwal
ATL IN-CHARGE: Meenakshi Jindal