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Sunday 4 December 2016

Irish teen lands award in bid to launch app which helps dementia sufferers

Published 30/08/2016 | 14:50

He developed a product which aims to improve the quality of life for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
He developed a product which aims to improve the quality of life for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

Young entrepreneur in the making David Hatton has been named as winner of the Connect Young Founders for his idea to design a new app that will assist dementia sufferers.

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The Co Antrim teenager won £5,000 from the organisation - which aims to inspire young people to join a community of innovators - to help turn his idea into a business.

David developed a product which aims to improve the quality of life for Alzheimer's and dementia patients, while also supporting their carers through what can be a very stressful experience.

His project, 'Hindsight', is a web-based platform that will use reminiscence therapy to stimulate a patient's memory and assist them with everyday tasks and personal interaction.

Five of Northern Ireland's most ambitious young entrepreneurs completed the Connect Young Founders Programme this summer. The course ended in an event that saw the young entrepreneurs pitch their ideas at Deloitte Digital's Belfast Technology Studio to a panel of judges.

The panel included Sinead O'Sullivan, a former student at South Regional College who is now chief executive of US firm Fusion Space Technologies, a company specialising in drone and satellite technology.

Belfast Telegraph

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