DUI Detection Using the Pupillary Reflex
Krishna Reddy
Wichita Falls, Texas
2015 Finalist
1715 LOOP 11
WICHITA FALLS, TX 76306-4917
7th grade | 14 years old
Meet Krishna. Struck with a great idea, Krishna decided the Young Scientist Challenge was a great way to demonstrate his invention to a large audience. While a breathalyzer for alcohol consumption exists, Krishna felt that there was need for a device that could detect more. Unhappy with the inability for breathalyzer to detect other substances, Krishna created a pupillary reflex computer program and apparatus that measures pupil dilation. Many drugs influence the uncontrollable movement of pupil dilation, and by detecting drugs through dilation, Krishna hopes many more preventable accidents can be stopped.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
I entered the Young Scientist Challenge because I had a great idea and I felt this would be a great way to follow through with and demonstrate it.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
The integrated circuit is my favorite invention of the past 100 years, because it changed the way we live our life today. Almost everything uses an integrated circuit from computers to phones to thermostats.
In 15 years I hope to be...
In 15 years I hope to be an entrepreneur. I would like to organize and operate businesses that make peoples' lives easier.