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When Tyler's dad, Patrick, returned from serving in Iraq, he'd changed in many ways.
Tyler, who was in sixth grade at the time, changed in many ways, as well. Your dad "disappearing for a year and coming back a little bit different" is bound to leave a mark, Tyler told USA Today. "His army buddies [came] back a little bit different, too."
That "difference" has a name: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an anxiety disorder that affects an estimated 7.7 million Americans.
PTSD really took its toll on Tyler's dad — and for him, it came with night terrors.
Hating to see his dad suffer under these circumstances, Tyler stepped in to help.
In September, he and his friends entered a computer programming contest in Washington, D.C.
The challenge? Create a mobile application to help veterans.
They knew just what to do.
In a short 36 hours, his team had developed a genius app called myBivy to help veterans like Tyler's dad sleep better.
The smartphone and smartwatch app works like this: It tracks your heart rate and movement while you sleep, learning about your sleep cycle and finding the exact symptoms that trigger a panic attack. It's completely data-driven, so the more it's used, the more it learns and can help you.
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