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U students develop electronic device to help homeless patients remember medical appointments | UNews

U students develop electronic device to help homeless patients remember medical appointments | UNews

Imagine not having access to the Internet, a cellphone or even a place to call home. Not having access to these basics can deprive a person of social interaction, education, health care and so much more. As of 2014, this was the reality for nearly 600,000 people across the nation, with over 13,000 people in Utah. A team of University of Utah undergraduates and alumni are working to create a low-cost electronic device for the homeless population who lack such basics so that they can receive reminders for doctors’™ appointments.

Source: U students develop electronic device to help homeless patients remember medical appointments | UNews