How would you feel when that someone you love is suffering from a disease that may cause him or her to lose her memory forever? Kenneth Shinozuka was just four years old when his beloved grandfather Deming started to show signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Few years later to that Deming started being found wandering around in the middle of the night.
After an instance when Deming was found wandering all the way on to a freeway, Kenneth just knew he had to do something about it in order to protect his grandfather. Then Kenneth began his search to find a device which would alert him at the exact moment when his grandfather wandered out of bed, but this only leaded him to disappointment. He couldn’t find anything as such. It was then when he decided to take matters into his own hands and then created a sensor that reacted to pressure. He attached the sensor to the bottom of a sock to worn by Alzheimer’s patients as they slept.
Second, the patient’s foot touches the ground, the sensor sends a signal to the cell phone to alert the family member’s or caregiver’s about the patient’s wandering. The amazing sock sensor is so effective that it detected 437 recognized cases of Deming’s wandering and what’s more amazing is, it did all that without any false alarms. This video shows Kenneth’s mind blowing creation.