Memory Haven, a soon-to-be-launched app developed by three teenage girls, will easily help people with dementia with their daily activities using its six features. The app can be used by patients and carers.
Memory Haven has facial and speech recognition capabilities that patients can use to recognize their family and friends. With the same facial recognition function, the app can recognize the person’s mood and play music for them. For example, if the person is sad, the app will play music to cheer them up. In addition to these functions, the app also enables the centralized location of all contacts in an emergency, the setting of reminders as well as a picture gallery and entertaining puzzles to improve cognitive skills and delay the effects of dementia.
The girls with this carefully and well-designed app are the champions of Technovation Girls, an international competition that encourages and challenges young women to develop an app that can solve a problem in their community. Memory Haven was selected as the winner from more than 1,500 entries from 62 countries. Although these smart young women built this incredibly useful app, because of their Irish-Nigerian ethnicity, they have been a target of some racist utterances that will show how much more work needs to be done to combat racism. These young women are beacons of hope and pave the way for many other young people around the world. We can’t wait to see what other amazing things they do in the future!
Check out the video below to learn more about Memory Haven and the inspiration behind it.
Source: The Star