Teenager's Invention for Alzheimer's Patient Safety

Kenneth Shinozuka’s beloved grandfather developed a habit of wandering at night with the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. Now 15 years old, teenager Kenneth has developed a sensor device for socks that triggers an alert on a cellphone if pressure is put on the sock.

On the Meredith Viera Show, Kenneth explains how he is testing different enhancements to the device in nursing homes and long term care facilities (LTC’s) with patients. He’s in Grade 11, an honor student, and has won the “Science in Action” award from Scientific American Magazine. His device may make the lives of thousands of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia patients safer in the community, and give their family members peace of mind. 

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Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & writer Anita Hamilton's articles are inspired by real historical events, places, and people. Her travel experiences, a lifelong keen interest in history, art, vintage music, books, silent films, classic movies, "golden age" television shows, fashion, & entertainment in general - combined with years of research - make her a subject matter expert with acquired knowledge & expertise on these topics. This, and a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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