MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Twin sisters Delaney and Hadley Robertson are engaged young ladies who are astir to commencement precocious school. They bash conscionable astir everything unneurotic including hosting an acquisition question and cooking amusement connected nationalist television.
Two years ago, during a regular carnal Hadley received immoderate hard news.
“I was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis erstwhile I was 12. For that I had to deterioration a brace for 18 hours a time for 2 years,” Hadley recalls.
Scoliosis is simply a curvature of the spine affecting six to 9 cardinal radical a year. Wearing a peculiar brace is simply a communal mode to close it and debar surgery. Patients person to deterioration it diligently, nary substance however progressive their lifestyle.
At the clip Hadley said they were “doing a batch of sports. One happening I was doing successful particular, is synchronized swimming, that’s 1 happening wherever you truly can’t deterioration a brace successful the water.”
Keeping way of the indispensable clip wearing the brace proved astir challenging.
“We tried utilizing a notepad oregon a whiteboard but neither of them truly worked. So we thought that they would beryllium an app connected the app store that could assistance america but determination wasn’t, truthful we decided to make 1 ourselves,” said Hadley.
The dynamic duo created the BraceTrack app, which is escaped successful the app store.
“We were conscionable truly were passionate astir this project. We benignant of jumped successful doing probe connected scoliosis, we benignant of designed the app, everything that we privation to have, each the features. Say you privation to spell to the formation 1 time for a fewer hours, truthful you lone privation to deterioration it 14 hours, not 18, you tin implicit clip connected different time and ‘bank up’ those hours,” Delaney explained.
In summation to logging the time, it creates reports that tin beryllium sent to household and physicians. It’s been deemed rather palmy with a batch of users.
“I deliberation we person implicit 500 users astatine this point,” said Hadley.
“We’ve been amazed by the replies that we’ve been getting,” she added.
Aware that bracing is expensive, the twins raised $50,000 to assistance patients receiving attraction astatine Nicklaus Children’s Hospital done their enactment ‘Brace for Impact’.
The Robertson sisters accidental they are not done. They are moving to amended the app by adding a sensor to way the clip automatically.
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