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Aarav Anil: Saviour of Parkinson’s Patients

Aarav Anil with picture of the smart spoon alongside

Meet Aarav Anil, a 17-year-old robotics enthusiast from Bengaluru, who has proved his passion for robotics by developing a cost-effective and innovative solution that promises to improve the lives of Parkinson’s patients.

More than 7 million people in India suffer from Parkinson’s disease. This disease affects the brain and leads to involuntary shaking. As the disease progresses, it leads to difficulty in eating, often requiring patients to be fed by others. The motivation for Aarav’s journey came when he saw the daily struggle that his uncle, Arjun, faced as a result of the disease. Every meal was difficult for Arjun because of the tremors; food spilt out of his mouth, and the rest splattered onto his clothes.

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