Jamaican born develops something amazing that will reduce car accidents
Jamaica-born medical doctor Kingsley Chin is a renowned orthopaedic surgeon based in the United States, especially known for his expertise with non-invasive surgical procedures to correct spinal injuries.
The Portland-raised Chin earned his MD from Harvard Medical School. However, it is his Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Columbia University that he has been utilising to develop and promote modern technologies for safer driving on the busy roads of the United States, and soon, Jamaica.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Columbia University that he has been utilising to develop and promote modern technologies for safer driving on the busy roads of the United States, and soon, Jamaica.
Chin found out accidentally that one of his employees, graphics designer Mike Amuru, was well advanced in producing a device that would reduce road crashes in the United States. This was after Amuru suffered injuries in a crash when the other motorist was paying more attention to the phone than the road.
Amuru, who designed store window displays, stumbled on a device which projected images on walls through a process, and with results he found interesting. Very much the entrepreneur, he took it to his then boss, who wasn’t impressed. Still, Amuru did not shelve the idea, and when he responded to an advertisement for a graphics designer at Chin’s private equity company, KICVentures, which builds companies investing in ideas, the seeds of an idea long sown would germinate.
It would grow to become the SenseHud (heads-up device), one of the more popular devices with drivers in the US who are inseparable from their cell phones. Chin and Amuru’s eureka moment came when, after completing the device, it actually worked, and now some car dealers in the US are pre-installing SenseHud in the vehicles they sell.
The SenseHUD is touted to be lightweight, where it can be transferred from one vehicle to another in a jiffy, not to mention being adjusted to fit just about any smartphone. Not only that, one would expect a decent amount of work gone into it to make it durable, and to minimize any kind of broken or missing parts, there is no need for any assembly at all. This is truly a one of a kind light-adjusting liquid crystal display that is capable of accommodating just about any light condition, which in turn makes it perfect for both night and daytime driving.
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