Four Manatee County high school students who designed a new tool to calculate dosage for medicines have won the 16th Congressional District App Challenge, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan announced on Monday.
(TNS) — Four Manatee County students who designed a new tool to calculate dosage for medicines have won the 16th Congressional District App Challenge,
The students built the Medical Dosage Calculator App after one of the students' friends nearly died from a miscalculated dosage.
"I can't commend them enough for inventing such an important and potentially lifesaving tool," Buchanan, R-
The students are
"STEM education gives students the knowledge they need to succeed and helps the
The winning entry, Valitudo, allows medical providers to provide input about their patient's condition/infection, weight and height. The app calculates the proper dosage to administer to the patient. It also contains descriptions, dosage information and interactions with other medicines.
The app will be featured on CongressionalAppChallenge.us and will also be eligible to be displayed in the
"Our team is incredibly honored to be recognized in this way," Sheehan said. "We felt this was a great opportunity to develop our skills with a real development project."
The Congressional App Challenge was created by the
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