Kamal Shah

Rice University
Invented a mechanical, easy-to-use tool that automatically limits the volume of fluid that is dispensed to children during intravenous therapy.
Undergraduate Team Finalist

Dehydration leads to the death of over 2 million children annually, and is caused by diarrhea, malaria or dengue. Intravenous therapy is the standard of care. A Rice University undergraduate team in Bioengineering developed Maji. Maji is a mechanical, low-cost, and easy-to-use tool that automatically limits the volume of fluid that is dispensed to children during intravenous therapy, eliminating the risk for overhydration and providing clinicians with an accurate and reliable means to administer this life-saving treatment to severely dehydrated children. Team members include Shah, Erica Skerrett, Michael Pan, Bailey Flynn, and Matthew Nojoomi.