Rogen said onstage, “Over the years, we’ve really focused on trying to get young people, specifically, engaged in trying to do something to fight Alzheimer’s. When I heard about Kenneth, I was completely blown away because of how young he is and what he did. When I was in high school, not only could I not build something, I don’t think I had access to both my hands long enough to build something.” Watch!
Shinozuka was honored with the Prodigy Award for inventing a wearable pressure sensor and smartphone app to fight against wandering, which a common problem for people struggling with Alzheimer’s. He conducted research on his own grandfather, who has the disease, saying, "I was looking after my grandfather one night and I saw him stepping out of bed. The moment his foot landed on the floor, I saw the solution to my family's problem.”
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