NATIONAL AWARD FOR CO. MONAGHAN STUDENT… CHRISTOPHER’S PROJECT IS SELECTED

14 November 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

 

By PATSY McARDLE

A revolutionary invention by a Sixth Year student at Our Lady’s Secondary School in Castleblayney—which was initially featured some months ago in THE NORTHERN STANDARD as well as in the national media—has now won major international acclaim for Christopher Carragher, son of Martin and Roisin Carragher of Moneyvolan, Castleblayney.

An overjoyed and excited Christopher won the overall prize at the National Scifest Final, held in Marino, Dublin, last weekend.

His project entitled ‘Memory Buddy’, which was featured on the RTE Six-One News, has secured for Christopher an all-expenses trip to Pittsburgh, USA, to the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May of next year.

The brilliant Castleblayney student’s invention is an electronic device which will assist people with memory loss or forgetfulness to deal with important issues such as the administration of medication and keeping appointments.

’Memory Buddy’—as Christopher has so aptly named the device—allows people with memory loss to live independently and has the added facility of informing a family member through email whether medication has been taken or not.

Essentially, Christopher has developed a box with a screen which, using Google calendar, and through the means of a buzzer and flashing light, will remind the person that his/her medication is due, and will actually issue the proper medication on the pressing of the …

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