Second Hand Smoke Detector
Lishore Kumar & Anwitha Kumbham
Completed in 2023, this project explores a portable device that detects formaldehyde in the body through breath analysis, providing an effective and affordable method to test for smoke-induced indoor air pollution.
Lishore and Anwitha's Story
Lishore is a high school student at Tomball Memorial High School in Tomball, TX, and Anwitha is a high school student at Heritage High School in Frisco, TX.
Lishore and Anwitha developed SecondChance, a compact and reusable device that utilizes breath analysis to detect formaldehyde in the body. SecondChance offers an accessible and affordable method to test for smoke-induced indoor air pollution, specifically targeting biomass combustion and recreational secondhand smoke exposure.
Lishore and Anwitha's project was inspired by their family's experience with osteoarthritis. They sought to develop a comprehensive management system to minimize stress for patients and their families, while also addressing the inequities faced by marginalized communities in accessing appropriate treatment.
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