Alzheimer’s can be a brutal disease. Family members are forced to watch their loved ones slip away, and they can’t do anything about it—until now.
One common trait among Alzheimer’s patients is the tendency to wander off without any awareness of their surroundings. After Kenneth Shinozuka’s grandfather was found wandering the freeway one night, the devoted 15 year old grandson decided to find away to keep his grandfather safe.
He created the “Safe Wander,” a small, sensitive device attached to the bottom of a patient’s sock. When pressure is applied to the device, an alert goes to the caretaker’s corresponding smartphone app.
And this device actually works: in a six month period, the device has caught 437 cases of wandering with no false alarms
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