Memory Haven Is An Award Winning App For Dementia Patients Built By Teenage Girls

Memory Haven,  a soon to be launched app created by three teenage girls, will help people with dementia engage in daily activities easily in the future through its six features. The app can be used by patients and caregivers.

Memory Haven has face and voice  recognition abilities to help patients recognize their family and friends. Using the same facial recognition ability, the app can detect the person’s mood and play music for them. For example, if the person is feeling sad, the app will play music to cheer them up. Besides these features, the app also allows all contacts to be centrally located in case of emergency, set reminders, and has a picture gallery and fun puzzle games to improve cognitive abilities and delay the effects of dementia.

The girls, with this carefully and well thought out app, are the champions of Technovation Girls, an international competition that encourages and challenges young women to develop an app that can solve a problem in their community. Memory Haven was chosen as the winner out of more than 1,500 submissions from 62 countries. Although these smart young women built this incredibly useful app, they were a target of some racist remarks because of their Irish Nigerian ethnicity, going to show how much more work needs to be done in addressing racism. These young women are a beacon of hope, and are really paving the path for many other young individuals around the world. We cannot wait to see what other amazing things they do in the future!

Watch the video below to learn more about Memory Haven, and the inspiration behind it.


Image Source: The Star

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