In this webinar, presented by Stefanie Blain-Moraes*, you will learn about biomusic – an innovative assistive technology that records emotion-related changes in physiological signals and converts them into musical output. Biomusic enables caregivers of minimally communicative individuals to “tune in” to reactions and emotional states that would otherwise be hidden. In research studies with children in complex continuing care and individuals with advanced dementia, caregivers reported that biomusic supported interpersonal connection and relationship with the user. Although promising, this technology has never been tried by person with ALS.
The second part of the webinar will be dedicated to a discussion on how this technology might be adapted to the needs of persons with ALS and their caregivers. Attendees will also receive an invitation to trial biomusic in one-on-one sessions with the research and development team for a more intimate encounter with the technology and to provide further feedback.
- When? On Tuesday October 31, from 1:30 to 2:30pm
- Where? The webinar will be held online, on Zoom
*Biography: Stefanie Blain-Moraes is the inventor of biomusic, a biomedical engineer, and an Associate Professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University. Stefanie also has her ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and combines her love of music with her expertise in physiological signal analysis in her biomusic technology.
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