Girl of 12 years creates application for people with Alzheimer
Emma Yang, 12, who lives in New York with her parents, found it difficult to communicate with her grandmother a way to innovate and help people around the world. The elderly woman living in Hong Kong in China suffers from Alzheimer's and was having trouble remembering daily events, birthdays, and even recognizing family members.
Worried about her grandmother and frustrated that she could not help much by living so far away from her, Emma decided to use technology in her favor. "One day my grandmother forgot my birthday and my father's. The distance makes it very difficult to help her, especially because of the progress of the disease. Recognizing people and remembering them are becoming incredibly difficult for my grandmother. She does not remember if she said anything. She does not remember phone numbers and addresses and suffers when she needs to talk to someone, "Emma told Senior Planet.
It was then that the girl created Timeless : the first application made specifically for Alzheimer's patients, which acts directly on problems of memory and mental confusion.It is common, for example, that people with the disease call several times for the same person in a short period of time.Therefore, the application has a notify function The user also has facial recognition to help identify family and friends, and there is also a button to remind the patient of his or her own
"The potential of the Alzheimer's disease in the United States and in the United States of America, technology in helping my grandmother and others suffering from Alzheimer's along their way is what inspired me to create the Timeless because despite the difficulties of the disease, the Alzheimer's patient must also be able to enjoy the eternal moments of life " , says Emma.
The young woman has also received one of the awards of
Ten Under Twenty 2016 , an American award that recognizes 10 innovative works by students under 20 years of age. She points out that the application is still under development and should be officially released by the end of this year.
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