Indo-American Student To Get ‘Young Scholar’ Award

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WASHINGTON: Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, an Indo-American woman scholar in the US, has been chosen for a prestigious award for her work to help detect potentially life-threatening health issues using smartphones.

Nandakumar, studying at the University of Washington, has created a technology that turns an ordinary smartphone into an active sonar system capable of detecting physiological activities, such as movement and respiration, without requiring physical contact with the device.

She has been selected for the 2018 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar award.