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He quickly idealized a wristband that could contain a tracking mechanism that visitors could connect with on their phones, saving hospital staff the trouble of giving directions, preventing family member to wander around the hospital, and keeping the patients safe.
“I remember looking at my Dad's wristband and thinking it could be useful for more than just a name”, the boy recalled.
When Benjamin was 15, he did a lot of research and got $6,000 fuding from crowdsourcing, and later on he founded his own startup.
“Not only can [Wellbands] help families and friends find loved ones, it can also provide incredibly useful patient data for hospitals”, the inventor explained.
The device uses bluetooth technology that pairs with a smartphone app or desktop system to locate the wristband wearer.
Benjamin presented his product at Stanford Medicine X 2016, and now plans to take a gap year to invest in Wellbands in full time.
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