13 Mar 2014

Schizophrenia app

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:20 pm on 13 March 2014

Sarah Mokhtar is a 24 year old graduate student from Nelson, who has developed a smart phone app which could help people get a glimpse of living with schizophrenia. The app, developed with collaborators as part of her Victoria University Masters in Design and Innovation, comes with a wearable scarf, littered with microphones, which gauges the user's environment and plays recorded voices through headphones, similar to that heard by someone with schizophrenia.