Health Innovation

Abinaya wins Apple challenge for health app

The ‘Gastro at Home’ app offers people with gastrointestinal disorders a way to access information.

Indian-American student Abinaya Dinesh, 15, has been chosen among the winners of annual ‘WWDC21 Swift Student Challenge, Apple announced on Tuesday. She has created an app called Gastro at Home, which she plans to launch on the App Store this summer.

Passionate about the intersection of medicine and technology, Dinesh has helped other young women learn the basics of programming and machine learning in her hometown of North Brunswick, New Jersey.

“I went to a gastroenterologist and he diagnosed me with a pelvic floor disorder,” said Dinesh, “but then told me nothing about how I was supposed to get better.”

The ‘Gastro at Home’ app offers people with gastrointestinal disorders a way to access information and resources, especially because those types of conditions can sometimes be sensitive to talk about.

Apple has selected 350 Swift Student Challenge winners from 35 different countries and regions, as it opens all-virtual ‘Worldwide Developers Conference 2021’ from June 7-11.

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