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Caregiver Grandson Hemesh creates Alpha Monitor to help his grandmother with Alzheimer's.

Shared by Joana Afonso PI on 2024-05-23 09:11

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The Alpha Monitor was inspired by a personal experience of its 17-year-old inventor, Hemesh Chadalavada. In 2019, Hemesh discovered that his grandmother, Jayasree, who had Alzheimer’s, had left the gas on. This incident highlighted the need for a reliable device to ensure the safety and well-being of Alzheimer’s patients, motivating Hemesh to develop a practical solution: The Alpha Monitor

The Alpha Monitor is a compact wearable device designed to assist Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. It offers several features that set it apart from existing solutions.

By using long-range technology (LoRa), the Alpha Monitor can detect a person up to a mile away in urban areas and up to three miles in rural settings. This is a significant improvement over devices limited by wifi or Bluetooth. The device also measures pulse and temperature, providing real-time health data to caregivers. Caregivers receive alerts when the wearer moves, helping them respond quickly if the patient wanders or falls. Hemesh plans to incorporate machine-learning technology to predict patients' movement patterns, potentially preventing wandering events or health issues before they occur.

Currently, the Alpha Monitor is in the final stages of development and testing. Hemesh expects it to be available to consumers within the next year, pending regulatory approvals and final optimizations based on user feedback. It is important to note that the Alpha Monitor is still not FDA-approved. Pricing details, including whether the device will be free or have an associated cost, will be announced closer to the release date.

Source of information: https://www.deccanchronicle.com/south/telangana/teenager-develops-device...
Contact information: https://hemesh.tech/ | hemeshchadalavada@gmail.com | https://www.linkedin.com/in/hemeshch/

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Hemesh Chadalavada, a 17-year-old innovator from Hyderabad, India, is driven by a passion for technology and personal motivation to create impactful solutions. Beginning his journey in innovation early, he has focused on addressing real-world problems. His accomplishments include receiving the Bal Puraskar, India’s highest civilian honor for students, at 13, and winning the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest in 2022, which awarded him a $40,000 grant. Balancing academics with his entrepreneurial ventures, Hemesh stands out as a remarkable young talent committed to making a difference.

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