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Monday, March 16, 2015

Meet the 91-Year-Old Who Is Finally Living Her Dream as a Tech Designer in Silicon Valley

"Beskind, who says she fantasized about being an inventor ever since she was a young girl growing up during the Great Depression, is now living her dream. Two years ago, Beskind joined IDEO -- a design firm perhaps best known for developing the first mouse for Apple.

Every Thursday, Beskind commutes from her retirement community to IDEO's Palo Alto, Calif. offices, where she holds court on a couch surrounded by fellow designers who are old enough to be her grandchildren, NPR reports.
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Most of Beskind's work aims to solve problems faced by the elderly. Some of her inventions include wearable airbags intended to help break falls and eyeglasses equipped with cameras and speakers to help users remember peoples’ names. Beskind herself suffers from macular degeneration, a vision condition, and many of her friends where she lives struggle with balance issues."
Read Full Story at Source: Entreprenuer.com

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