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Minnesota teens invent visual caller ID to help seniors with memory loss

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A group of bright, young minds from the Twin Cities are getting ready for a big trip to the west coast, the only one of 500 Minnesota teams to earn a trip to the national championships of the "First Lego League."

The team "Height Differential" will travel to Carlsbad, Calif., in May to compete -- and it's all thanks to a clever invention that could become a huge help to seniors suffering with memory loss.

The group of teens from North Oaks, Minn., found a way to attach a digital photo fame to a landline phone to create a visual caller ID to help seniors who have Alzheimer's or dementia.

The caller ID is programmed through a website by the person who is calling, and the group is currently talking about trademarking their idea.

Their invention -- and the robot they built -- will take them to the other side of the country, but they could use some help paying their way. Anyone can donate to their travel fund at any Wells Fargo branch care of Height Differential.

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