Bright Future: Nigerian-Irish Girls Design App to Help Dementia Patients, Win Global Competition

The future looks bright for a team of Nigerian-Irish girls who just won the global Technovation Girls competition with their design of ‘Memory Haven’ — an app that helps dementia patients and their caregivers.

It will be in the app stores soon and helps with memory loss, difficulty with recognition, speech, and remembering to take medication.

Bill Whittle, whose own mother suffers dementia, celebrates a future we all dreamed of when we were kids, and analyzes the value of big-prize competitions to nudge innovation.

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Nigerian Irish Teen Girls Win Prize for Dementia App
[Nadia Whitehead, NPR, October 8, 2020]

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