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App for Night Terrors

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October 14, 2015
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App created to help with night terrors

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A college student in Minnesota has created an App to help combat night terrors. The app was created as part of a team project, and is something that Tyler Skluzacek has personal experience with. From KARE 11:A Macalester College student is getting noticed for inventing something to help people suffering from night terrors.His inspiration? His father, an Iraq War vet, struggles with the terrors.Senior Tyler Skluzacek said he was in sixth grade when his dad, Sgt. First Class Patrick Skluzacek, spent a year in Iraq. It had a huge impact."Your dad just disappearing for a year and coming back a little bit different and seeing his army buddies and them coming back a little bit different too… I have a real personal connection to the PTSD problem," Tyler said.


Patrick Skluzacek now has night terrors. "At three in the morning all of a sudden I'm startled awake," he said.Tyler wanted to help his dad. He got the chance this September when he entered a computer programming contest called HackDC."Try to create something that will help him sleep better. That's what it's all about," he said.In 36 hours, he and his team "The Cure" wrote code and created a smart watch app called myBivy, short for bivouac, which he explained is a military term for a place to sleep.The app tracks heart rate and movement. The goal is to predict night terrors.See the full article at[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]

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