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May 5, 2014

Former Suwannee County resident invents a SmartWatch

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Rahul Prakash is the third generation of his family to be born and raised in Suwannee County. Prakash is a graduate of Suwannee High School. He is 26 years old and is also the inventor of a new innovative SmartWatch called the Yuga. 

Prakash has deep roots in Suwannee County. On July 25, 1987, Prakash was born to his mother, Neelam Singh, and father, Binay Prakash. He has one sister, Ritika Singh and is among the third generation of his family to be raised in the county. 

After graduating from Suwannee High School Prakash moved to South Florida to further his education at the University of South Florida. Prakash is a 2012 graduate of USF where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in management information systems. 

Although he resides in Tampa, his business High Fi, an information systems company, is based out of Suwannee County and installs LED (digital) signs for companies.

Since his business revolves around technology, Prakash said the invention of the Yuga helps him stay ahead in the technology movement. 

“We wanted to be ahead of the game,” he said. 

Prakash said when smart phones came out, they were in high demand. When the tablets/iPads were introduced, they took the market by storm. Prakash said he believes the SmartWatches are going to be the next hot commodity.

The SmartWatch works just like a cell phone, except you wear it on your wrist just like a watch. With Prakash’s Yuga, you can text, watch videos and even take photos all from your wrist. 

“They’re going to be the next big thing and that’s going to make some news,” Prakash said. 

The project began about a year ago and Prakash worked with a company in China who was responsible for producing the SmartWatches.

Just a few months ago, the company began advertising their new invention which is available for purchase on their website only. 

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