Asweel Mehaboob of Sachem High School East

Sachem High School East science research student Asweel Mehaboob has been selected to present his research at the American Medical Informatics Association’s (AMIA) 2020 Informatics Summit.

FARMINGVILLE, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Sachem High School East science research sophomore Asweel Mehaboob has been selected to present his research at the American Medical Informatics Association’s (AMIA) 2020 Informatics Summit on March 24 in Houston.

Mehaboob's research was selected from approximately 500 submissions spanning content areas including translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, implementation informatics and data science.

As part of his expansive research, Mehaboob has worked with a team of college students at Stony Brook University over five weeks to develop and created an application for people with neurodegenerative diseases that improves touch accuracy on touchscreen devices.

The application aims to ensure easier touchscreen device use for people suffering from conditions such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

“Doing this research was a great experience,” Mehaboob said. “It was very interesting to assist people suffering such complex diseases. It is incredible to know that I can already contribute to assist people with these types of conditions.”

More information about Mehaboob's presentation is on the AMIA website.

Sachem High School East is located at 177 Granny Road in Farmingville. The school is part of the Sachem Central School District.


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