U students create an electronic wristband to help those without smartphones be reminded of their appointments.

A Helpful Reminder

It’s noon, your phone buzzes, and you’re reminded that this time tomorrow you should be in the doctor’s waiting room. Samuel Vincent, a nursing PH.D. student, identified that most members of the homeless population have no access to such modern convenience. Vincent, together with a team of U undergrads spearheaded by capstone student Hannah Hendrickson and professor Stephen Goldsmith, is working on the creation of an electronic wristband that can be programmed by the doctor’s office to provide accurate health-care reminders in the most direct way possible. They hope to have a working prototype by early 2016. “I believe in social equality and trying to compensate for inequality,” Vincent said.

Find this article and a lot more in the 2016 “Student Innovation @ the U” report. The publication is presented by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute to celebrate student innovators, change-makers and entrepreneurs.

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