Having started his career working on the bionic eye project, Thushara has turned his attention to improving the diagnostic accuracy of Parkinson's disease. There is currently not a conclusive test for this long-term degenerative disorder, which means that those crucial early years when treatment is most effective are lost. Thushara has invented the BIRD, a device that aims to detect signs of Parkinson's disease through finger movements. After a promising pilot, he wants to conduct a large clinical trial with the help of volunteer neurologists. Thushara's ultimate goal is for this diagnostic and tracking tool to be in every Australian health clinic.