Meet the class of CES 2018. Each of them has already changed the world by solving a problem that ails society. They’re all still in high school. Thanks to the support of Lenovo, we were able to bring these four students and their parents to CES 2018 in Las Vegas for a special awards ceremony. After the ceremony they walked the showfloor, stopping at Eureka Park for a lesson from Indiegogo and some startup founders on what might come next.

  • Varun Shenoy, 16
    After an operation, most patients don’t go back to see the doctor until 14 days after their procedure, but surgical wounds can cause big problems before that. Varun Shenoy developed Theia, an app that uses AI to analyze photos of post-operative wounds and evaluate them for normalcy. Users can track the wound, their exercise, dressing changes and medicine, and the app can let them know immediately if there’s a problem in the healing process. Read More
  • Benjamin Liu, 16
    NA-based infectious diseases have been sources of large-scale epidemics and pandemics resulting in millions of casualties worldwide. Detection of these biological agents normally involves many lab processes including sample preparation, nucleic acid separation and amplification, and detection. Read More
  •  Karishma Muthukumar, 17
    Karishma Muthukumar developed an emoticon keyboard, called OutLoud, to allow patients with Locked-In Syndrome to easily communicate complex ideas. Using eye movements and EEG, a patient can manipulate an emotion-based keyboard to converse with caregivers and loved ones. Read More
  • Emily Kiehl, 17
    Realizing that popular methods of treating childhood amblyopia (or lazy eye) were uncomfortable and unpleasant for children, Emily Kiehl and Radu Vasilescu created Project Purple, a virtual reality game that trains and strengthens the eye, addressing the condition. Read More