Ruchit Nagar

Houston, Texas
Khushi Baby

What does it mean to be a maker?

A maker is someone who first empathizes with the world, collaborates in a team to develop a novel concept, and iterates to bring an evolving idea to life. Not all things are worth making. Implicit in being a maker is the vision to make things better.

What are you doing in the Maker community?

Team Khushi Baby is working to address the world's maternal and child health care gap at the last mile. We've built a wearable, culturally-adaptive, and digital health passport to redefine the interface between patient and provider. Our product innovates a new use case for Near Field Communication technology for a global health context and looks to redefine the paradigm for mobile health: by decentralizing patient data, with the patient, at the point of care. We've surrounded our culturally-symbolic wearable necklace, thought to keep "evil eye" off of the child, with a mobile platform to streamline data collection and provide frontline health workers with decision-making support when in the field. We are building new features into our platform that focus on community engagement techniques to improve health awareness in marginalized communities with the lowest rates of immunization and antenatal care in the world.

Who are some other Makers you admire and why?

Shubam Banerjee, 13, who made a braille printer out of legos - Braigo. It's a an inspiration to see someone so young to make something so useful and scalable for those in needs using tools off the shelf.