Therapalz are therapeutic objects created to help reduce caretaker burden for individuals who tend to patients with Alzheimer’s. By providing a simulation animal for patients to interact with, our goal was to help alleviate anxiety and stress in individuals who are living with Alzheimer’s everyday. For this project, I researched and selected sensors, micro-controllers, built prototypes, and obtained departmental funding to continue development (this project got included as an official option for revolving senior design projects).
This project won $10k in seed funding through the 2016 Cozad New Ventures competition, which allowed it to survive as an ongoing startup.
Visit www.therapalz.com for more details.