A device created by a group of 10 and 11-year-old Chicago boys aims to help people with autism deal with meltdowns.

The device called the automatic location of the brain’s electronic reception and transmission, or ALBERT, uses a microchip implanted in the brain to detect a forthcoming meltdown. Then, data about brain activity is automatically sent to a doctor and to a wristband the individual is wearing. When signaled, the wristband emits a relaxing vibration. It also includes an audio player, which plays music or other soothing sounds through an earpiece.

The group of fourth and fifth graders who invented ALBERT are headed to a national science competition with their device this spring. They hope to get funding to mass produce it, reports the Chicago Tribune. To read more click here.

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