16-Year-Old Tech Guru Develops App to Help Non-English-Speaking Parents with Child Care, Housing


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  • Angelina Tsuboi’s most meaningful, impactful app was Lilac which was inspired by her mother, a Japanese immigrant and single mother of three
  • Tsuboi’s mother needed a lot of help with translation and accessing resources, so her daughter invented the app that connects her to childcare
  • Lilac is a multi-language app that connects non-English-speaking parents with childcare, housing, and translation services

Angelina Tsuboi created an app to connect teachers and students for tutoring and for Apple Watch to guide users through CPR using vibrations to regulate compression and breathing cadence.

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Angelina Tsuboi has invented several apps. Photo: People.
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Multi-language app

But Tsuboi’s most meaningful invention — inspired by her mom, a Japanese immigrant and single mother of three who needed a lot of help with translation and accessing resources — is Lilac.

Lilac is a multi-language app that connects non-English-speaking parents with childcare, housing, and translation services, as reported by People.

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“I build apps to solve problems in my community,” the Los Angeles-based 11th grader, who is fluent in 13 programming languages, told PEOPLE.

“It gives me a sense of hope that even with all the things going on in the world, we can always think of solutions by using our creativity,” adde the teen.

As a winner of Apple’s 2022 Swift Student Challenge, Tsuboi has spent time with CEO Tim Cook.

Amateur pilot

Since Tsuboi was seven, she has been trying to solve problems she sees through computer coding and building apps.

“I feel like I have a really good purpose and meaning in my life,” says Tsuboi, “and it’s a really good motivating force for good,” she added.

An amateur pilot-in-training for the last two years, Tsuboi just launched an app called Pilot Fast Track to connect aspiring aviators with resources to pay for flight training.

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Recently, Tsuboi took her first solo flight in a two-seater Sport Cruiser.

“I was always in awe of things that flew since I was very little — machines, airplanes, rockets,” she says.

Her future aspirations are just as lofty: to use technology and engineering, combined with her creative flair, to continue finding “pragmatic” solutions to life’s challenges.

5 in 1 neonatal support

Another teen genius by the name of Emmanuel Amehegha recently made many proud with his latest invention.

A post sighted by TUKO.co.ke on the Twitter timeline of @quame_age saw the concerned man sharing that he decided to build an automated 5 in 1 neonatal bed in his quest to reduce the number of newborns who are kept on some hospitals floors in Ghana due to lack of beds.

In the video, Emmanuel was seen explaining how his invention works.

“There are numbers on the automated bed which represents a specific bed. Every bed has an ID tag attached to it. If a particular number is pressed, the machine loads and with the help of sensors, the baby on the given bed is delivered”, he explained. T

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The baby lover shared that his hope is to get investors who would enable him to build more automated beds to bring comfort to all newborns.

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