Kaviya Kalyanasundaram

Mitchell Park, South Australia

Young inventor

This 14-year-old is emerging as a promising inventor. A student at the Australian Science and Mathematics School in Adelaide, Kaviya has invented two electronic gadgets: a voice-controlled wheelchair to help elderly patients move around and a device that senses soil moisture levels and sends a text message alert to the grower if they are too low. Kaviya is using the grant to develop her working prototypes: “The AMP Tomorrow Fund will help me to build my gadgets and take them into the community to people like farmers and senior citizens who would directly benefit from my inventions.”