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A Warning Device When It Isn't Going to Be a Stroke of Luck

What were you doing when you were 17-years-old and in high school? Were you changing the world? Mohammad Rimawi isn’t your typical 17-year-old. He and his team members recently competed in the 2017 
Imagine Cup World Finals. His project, DocStroke, is a portable device that helps diagnose diabetes and other stroke risk factors through retinal imagery using a non-dilated eye.

15 million people suffer stroke worldwide each year. DocStroke provides an inexpensive way to determine the risks of stroke using ocular image processing and machine learning.

The portable Panoptic ophthalmoscope can take images of the eye fundus with a five times larger view, even if the pupil is not dilated. DocStroke calculates risks of a stroke with calculations based on the eye fundus image taken from the patient through the ophthalmoscope and information provided in a patient questionnaire.

DocStroke has shown surprising accuracy. And at 17, Mohammad has shown surprising focus. DocStroke is saving lives, and doctors are already taking notice and requesting the technology. Mohammed and his team are working hard to make sure that DocStroke will be available to help alleviate many of the sufferers of the 15 million strokes worldwide. Listen below as I talk to Mohammed and we discuss his team's invention and what it feels like to be making a big difference in so many lives at such a young age.


Interview with Mohammad Rimawi


Further Reading:

Mass Device - Study: New infrared imaging technique could help detect heart attack, stroke risk

UNSW Sydney - Methamphetamine use linked to heightened stroke risk in young

Harvard Gazette - Inflammation reduction cuts risk of heart attack, stroke


About Mohammad Rimawi:

Mohammad Rimawi Headshot (1)Mohammad Rimawi is a 17-year-old student from Amman-Jordan, where he attends Jubilee High School. Mohammad is the graphic designer and business manager of DocStroke, and competed in the 2017 Imagine Cup World Finals.







About Dr. Rod Berger:

Dr. Berger is a global education media personality and strategic influencer featured in The Huffington Post, Scholastic, AmericanEdTV, edCircuit, EdTechReview India and Forbes.

Audiences have enjoyed education interviews with the likes of Sir Ken Robinson, Arne Duncan, Randi Weingarten, Sal Khan along with leading edtech investors, award-winning educators, and state and federal education leaders. Berger’s latest project boasts a collaboration with AmericanEdTV and CBS’s Jack Ford.

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impressive. I think grownups should take the initiative to support kids to achieve for more than they think they could achieve.

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