Meet the maker: Raunak Singh

Project Maker (s):  Raunak Singh

Country/Area: Fair Lawn, NJ, United States

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Maker Bio:

Electrical Engineer by trade, tinkerer by heart.

Project Name: Park It!: Helping Parkinson’s Patients with AWS IoT

Project Introduction:

Each year, approximately 60, 000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson Disease (PD), an incurable progressive nervous system disorder that affects emotions, continuity in voice, and movement. More than 10 million people worldwide are living with PD. (source:

Park It! is an complete solution from an IoT (Internet of Things) device made with the ESP32-based AWS IoT EduKit recording Parkinson’s symptoms to an Interactive website that displays the measurements taken by the IoT device. Park It! helps mitigate or “Park” Parkinson’s disease by recording key data points/symptoms from one Seeed GSR sensor (wired to the IoT device), a microphone (inbuilt), and a gyroscope (inbuilt) from a Parkinson’s patient measured by the IoT device in the AWS Cloud DynamoDB No-SQL database (not to be confused with the SQL IoT rule to transfer from AWS IoT Core MQTT streaming service to the DynamoDB table).

The measurements taken by the IoT Device are fast because of the FreeRTOS multithreading C code I wrote which is running on it. The recorded data in AWS cloud can be accessed on the Park It! doctor & patient portal website built using ReactJS and hosted on AWS Cloud Amplify by the doctor as well as by the patient. The authentication (sign in/create account) service of the portal is provided by AWS Cognito. The website queries the DynamoDB database using AWS AppSync (AWS GraphQl service) to fetch the patient data from DynamoDB database. The messaging service between patient and doctor is also built using AWS DynamoDB database. The graphs on the website are made in ReCharts library in React. The professional look and feel of the app is made from MaterialUI React library.The doctor can use the data displayed on an interactive graph to diagnose the patient’s current stage of Parkinson’s and monitor the patient’s health outside of the clinic and virtually. The doctor can also use the website to communicate with the patient through the inbuilt secure two-way AWS messaging system which lets the doctor communicate with the patient. The patient can communicate to the doctor through the same secure two-way messaging system. The patient can also see information about different Parkinson’s organizations and mental health activities, different physical exercises to help his/her treatment, and useful products related to Parkinson’s for patients to buy eg. Leg Massager, Hand Rehabilitation Ball, Tremor-Resistant Pen.

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