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Kids Fixing the World: The teenage inventor helping his Great Aunt with dementia – BBC World Service


“I got my Mum to repeatedly fall on the floor… so that I could create the algorithm. She was happy when it was over.” Freddie, 14, has invented two brilliant devices to improve the life of his Great Aunt Pat, who has dementia.

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He created Door Pi, a facial recognition door entry system for the elderly, after seeing his Great Aunt paying cold callers for things that she didn’t need.

Floorbot, his second award-winning invention, is a wearable sensor that triggers an alert when the person wearing it falls. Freddie had witnessed his Great Aunt falling several times and forgetting to trigger her alarm, so he designed an alternative automated system – and got members of his family to repeatedly fall over so he could test it…!

Download the podcast to find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08gd88q

Watch more People Fixing The World videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz_B0PFGIn4eKeN1PEshORrjrQyL0dCIy

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