Macalester College senior Tyler Skluzacek, inspired by his Iraq War veteran father's struggles with night terrors, is being recognized for an invention to help those suffering from the condition. According to the Mayo Clinic, night terrors "are episodes of screaming, intense fear and flailing while still asleep." Tyler created a smart watch app called myBivy, short for bivouac. The app tracks heart rate and movement with the goal to predict night terrors. Clinical testing of the app begins in the Spring. For more information, watch the video on the KARE 11 website.
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