Dexter Chua Yong Jun
Mentors: Erick Kristianto
Dexter Chua is a 14-year-old who believes in living life to the fullest for you do not know what tomorrow will bring. He muses that we are like a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and daydreaming. But he especially enjoys peace and tranquillity. He finds peace in nature and loves to explore nature alone. He firmly believes in the human capacity to be kind and that everyone should be given an opportunity to be loved and cared for, regardless of whatever background they are from. One day, when Dexter could not sleep, in a wave of daydreaming, his various ideas crystalised and he suddenly got his inspiration for this project, MediMind.
MediMind is the first wearable medicine dispenser of its kind in the world. MediMind aims to let each elderly person feel more like an individual, by integrating an already common product in their daily lives, a wristwatch, with a medicine dispenser. This will help them be more independent, giving them a sense of autonomy, empowering them to live life more freely. Approximately 125,000 deaths per year in the United States alone are due to medication nonadherence and that 33% to 69% of medication-related hospital admissions are due to poor adherence, and also about $300 billion in avoidable healthcare costs. Hence, MediMind is aiming to be the solution to this big problem.