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Tucker High grad is named finalist for 2022 InVenture Prize


Tucker High grad is named finalist for 2022 InVenture Prize

Tucker High grad Usman Jamal. Image obtained via YouTube

Tucker, GA — Tucker High grad Usman Jamal, who currently attends Georgia Tech, is a finalist for the 2022 InVenture Prize.

According to Georgia Tech, the students are eligible for “$35,000 in prizes and patent filings, legal assistance, and startup funding.”

Jamal and project partner Nevin Gilbert from Colorado developed a project called Reflex, which uses a drone do deliver medical equipment in an effort to boost medical response times to save lives.

“According to the team, more than 1,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest every day,” the Georgia Tech website says. “According to their research, 90% of these people die — and many of those deaths are due to slow emergency response times and lack of access to automated external defibrillators. These challenges are exacerbated in rural areas.

“Jamal and Gilbert took on these troubling statistics as part of Georgia Tech’s Grand Challenges Program, where students aim to address the most complex problems facing humans. Team Reflex hopes to scale up production of this medical drone device they have been testing and perfecting.”

Here’s a video explaining the Reflex project:

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