Kenneth Shinozuka: Wearable Sensors for an Aging Society

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Kenneth Shinozuka, 15, is the winner of the 3rd annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, as part of the annual Google Science Fair. Read our in depth article about this year’s scientific undertakings here. The event showcases amazing innovations pioneered by children, and encourages curious minds to grow their futures, as well as that of the planet.

Through knowledge we empower ourselves

Kenneth’s innovative design was inspired by his grandfather, who has Alzheimer’s disease. He developed super-thin sensors that could be incorporated into a sock or shoe and transmit a warning signal to a caretakers smartphone if the wearer wanders off. This is a touching example of how those in our lives can help push us to do good, and that in turn we may benefit a great number of people.

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