New York teen creates Alzheimer's Alert

Updated: 08/08/2014 12:44 PM
Created: 08/08/2014 12:26 PM WHEC.com

A 15-year-old New York boy has invented a life-saving sensor system for people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers.

Alzheimer's patients would wear a sensor that detects when they are walking around. When the foot sensor feels movement, it sends a signal to a smart phone and alerts the caregiver or family member.

The teenager earned a $50,000 award for his sensor system, which he hopes to get mass produced later this year.

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