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Whether it’s an armband that converts language to text, or a chat app for mental challenges, modern technology provides an array of support.

Now four young women from Dubai are aiming to improve the lives of schizophrenia patients.

The tenth-graders recently won an international competition with their headband, which monitors signals from the brain and detects anomalies.

These triggers for the start of a hallucinogenic episode alert an app to ensure treatment can be accessed quickly. Knowing they are not alone makes patients feel safer.

Made from recycled cellulose and rubber, the hairband should be comfortable, fashionable, and biodegradable.

An accessory that could be harnessed in the fight against other forms of psychological disturbance.

Also raising hopes: this wristband.

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