Girl, 13, wins $15,000 after inventing moisture-sensing bandage that tells doctors when it needs to be changed
Most 13-year-old girls are just started to get to grips with pre-algebra.
But Anushka Maiknaware has raised the bar.
The Oregon teenager has invented a bandage that can tell doctors when it needs to be changed, impressing Google judges and securing a $15,000 scholarship.
Large wounds must be kept moist to promote healing, but changing bandages too often to check moisture levels can make things worse.
To solve that problem, Anushka, a seventh-grader at Stoller Middle School in Portland, designed and tested a bandage that is embedded with tiny monitors.
The monitors can sense moisture... read more
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