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CWSF 2019 - Fredericton, New Brunswick

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Kai Leong is a 12th-grade student in Vancouver, BC. After his grandmother's diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease, Kai was inspired to develop a tool to improve and expedite the process of neurodegenerative disease detection. He hopes that, with further research, gait analysis can be an accessible tool available to the general public in both the developed and developing world. Outside of his research endeavors, Kai works as a facilitator at Here4Peers where he spreads awareness about mental health in his local community. In his spare time, Kai thoroughly enjoys hiking, playing the piano, and trying new foods. In the future, Kai intends to pursue a career in research pertaining to neurodegenerative disease diagnosis and treatment.

Kai Leong


Smartphone-Based Gait Analysis: A Boon for Disease Diagnosis
Challenge:Innovation
Category:Senior
Region:Greater Vancouver
City:Vancouver, BC
School:Killarney Secondary
Abstract:Changes in gait have been validated to predict and screen for neurodegenerative diseases, fall risk, and chronic health conditions. Thus, an accessible, economical, and versatile smartphone-based gait analysis system was developed to provide quantitative measures of walking, allowing for earlier and more accurate disease diagnosis. The proposed system has the potential to be used in clinical, research and home-settings.

Awards Value
International Summer School for Young Physicists Award
Senior
Sponsor: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
$3 500.00
S.M. Blair Family Foundation Award
Senior
Sponsor: S.M. Blair Family Foundation
$1 000.00
Ted Rogers Innovation Awards
All categories
Sponsor: Rogers Communications Inc.
$2 000.00
Excellence Award - Senior
Gold Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship
Senior Gold Medallist - $5000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Science
$5 000.00
UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Award
Senior Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
$4 000.00
University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship
Senior Gold Medallist - $5000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Manitoba
$5 000.00
University of New Brunswick Canada-Wide Science Fair Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $5000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of New Brunswick
$5 000.00
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Gold Medallist - $4,000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$4 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$4 000.00
Youth Can Innovate Awards
Senior
Sponsor: The Gwyn Morgan and Patricia Trottier Foundation
$1 000.00
China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC)
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
$2 500.00
International Swiss Talent Forum (ISTF)
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
$2 000.00
Total$39 000.00