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Science and Engineering Fair
They would serve as a “risk barometer” by monitoring the hypertrophy in People with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes.”
emotional state of a household in real time. As such, domes- Lipohypertrophy is an accumulation of fat under the skin
tic violence could be detected in its early phases. Ms. Liu that occurs in diabetics who self-administer multiple daily
developed a tiered neural network architecture based on injections. Early detection is key to preventing a much more
nontext prosodic, acoustic, statistical, and spectral features painful and unsightly condition. Mr. Ahluwalia developedan
of speech and then evaluated her algorithms using a library edge-detection algorithm that can discern early-stage lipo-
of spoken speech with emotion. The project abstract is avail- hypertrophy using ultrasound images that cannot be other-
able at . Ms Liu also received the Samvid wise detected by sight or feel. Using a database of ultrasound
Education Foundation’s Geno Third Place Award. images, his algorithm was determined to be correct 85% of
Honorable mention went to Rohan Ahluwalia (Biomedical E6 $111116"  tnal: _Ofh1Sfld:‘1nceta1S0 Proved Successful"
Engineering Category), also from Westview High School r‘ uw ma Strac 15 ava a ea '
and also mentored by teacher Debbie Cooper. Mr. Ahluwa- The judges look forward to the many great accomplishments
lia’s project was “A Fully Functional Closed- Loop System and leadership from the many talented youth who partici-
Using Ultrasound Imaging to Automatically Detect Lipo- pated in the Intel ISEF.
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