Using Brainwave Patterns to Create Biofeedback Tools
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Amulya Garimella
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2015 Finalist
DORSEYVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
3732 SAXONBURG BLVD
PITTSBURGH, PA 15238-1068
6th grade | 11 years old
Meet Amulya. With a love for both filmmaking and science, the Young Scientist Challenge was the perfect opportunity for Amulya to showcase her talents. With a goal of preventing distractions while trying to concentrate, Amulya invented a distraction monitoring system that alerts the user of distraction by measuring EEG brainwaves. When users get distracted, they will receive an alert reminding them to concentrate and get back to work. Amulya hopes that being distracted while doing homework or working will be a thing of the past!
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
I entered the YSC because I love filmmaking as well as science, and I had just finished a science fair project, which was actually my YSC innovation! So it was a great opportunity.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
My favorite invention of the last 100 years would probably be the computer. I love my laptop and use it for learning cool stuff, making school projects, relaxing, making art...I believe that the computer has been a really important invention! It has completely revolutionized our way of living.
In 15 years I hope to be...
In 15 years I hope to be a psychiatrist. I really love science, especially studying the brain and human behavior, and as a psychiatrist I could help people too!