Inspirit, a startup team composed of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Art students, won the Startup Weekend Cleveland with their idea for a real-time, hydration-monitoring device. The monitor intends to improve quality of life for the elderly and reduce nursing home negligence.

The student team is made up of:

  • Siddhartha Sen, an MBA student at the Weatherhead School of Management;
  • Shravan Khare, an MBA student at the Weatherhead School of Management and an electrical engineer;
  • Thomas Thornton, an industrial designer, biomedical artist and student at the Cleveland Institute of Art; and
  • Steve Aviton, an industrial designer and student at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

With their device, the students hope to provide a system for nursing homes, which will reduce penalties due to negligence, cost per patient, and medical costs due to preventable admissions.

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