Tech whiz aims to boost Third World care
Cambridge, Mass. - As a teenager in India, Vikram Kumar, saw firsthand how villagers can adapt to new ways despite skepticism from local politicians and government officials. The 28-year-old MIT graduate's startup pairs developing-world resourcefulness with handhelds' abilities to tackle health care challenges.
Vikram Kumar is hardly your typical tech chief executive officer.
He shares a two-bedroom apartment with a sister and a nephew and gets around town by bicycle or in a 20-year-old Mercedes Benz. The 28-year-old MIT graduate works days as a pathology resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital across the Charles River in Boston, and only turns his energies at night to his business: improving rural health care in the developing world with handheld computer technology.