Open innovation - A mind-reading bionic glove: Vinjai Vale and Adithya Ganesh at TEDxSMU 2013

Posted by Adithya Ganesh on February 26, 2014
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The Internet's vast information and open-source projects have enabled innovators to stand on the shoulders of others. Nine months ago, Vinjai and Adithya -- two students with an interest in electronics -- came up with an idea to help with a major problem: finger amputations. Join them on their journey of creating, publishing, and open-sourcing their mind-reading bionic glove -- part of the new movement of "Open Innovation." Adithya Ganesh Adithya is an avid violinist and pianist, fascinated by the triad of mathematics, electronics and programming. A senior at Stanford University Online High School, he earnestly believes in the pivotal role algorithms and mathematics will play in the coming century. He co-edits a newsletter for the nonprofit Vibha, and has performed violin with the Madras Chamber Orchestra and for the Indian composer Ilaiyaraaja. A USA Mathematical Olympiad qualifier, he has co-authored a book with Dr. Titu Andreescu on algebra for math competitions (to be published end of 2013). Vinjai Vale In his free time, Vinjai Vale enjoys playing the piano, tinkering with electronics, programming things, and creating robots. A 2013 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar, Vinjai is a homeschooled 8th grader. He is also a part-time student at the Stanford University Online High School, and he recently discovered that he is interested in history - although mathematics still remains the favorite topic of the two-time USA Junior Math Olympiad qualifier. Vinjai also enjoys sharing his passion for mathematics through his community service organization KidsTeachKids ( About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)