TJHSST Student Presents at Medical Conference, Creates App with Classmates

School News
September 14, 2020

Ron Nachum, a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), spent his summer engaged in ways to help people through medicine.  Nachum presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ 2020 Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, one of only a few high school students among adult researchers from around the world.  Nachum’s presentation was about an application he developed to track a patient’s cervical range of motion, using a single camera, that he explained was a cheaper and better alternative to the current tool used for measurement. His presentation can be seen on YouTube. Nachum and his classmates Aarav Bajaj, Arya Grayeli, Pranav Mathur, and Amrita Sahu developed a web application called Hospifind, designed to compile hospital and testing center capacity data to help patients find the best locations for treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. IEEE ran an article on the app in its professional magazine. Contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.