There is an app for that" and this 15 year old Eagle Scout developed it.

posted Aug 25, 2014, 9:33 PM by Chicora District   [ updated Aug 25, 2014, 9:34 PM ]
http://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/eagle-scout-invents-device-help-caregivers-alzheimer-patients/

What do Eagle Scouts do? Well this 15 year old Eagle Scout has alarmed his Grandfather. It seams that the Grandfather has Alzheimers and tends to wonder at night. The scout has added a sensor to his sock that alarms his care giver that Grand Pa is out of bed and starting to wonder around. The sock sends a message to a smart phone that contacts the caregiver.

It is pretty cleaver. the sensors are about the size of 2 quarters and there is a weight sensor strip that goes between then that is about the size of a 1/4 or 1/2 inch ribbon. The sensor goes around the patient's heal. If Grand Pa's heal hits the floor, the heal sensor alarms. Simple and light weight and worth what ever it is going to cost for many Alzheimer patients and care givers. He expects his alert will be on the market by next year. Stop Grand Pa's wondering, "There is an app for that!"

I wonder if this Eagle Scout has inventor and programer merit badges. 

Rick 
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