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The USC Forum, “Memories of the Way We Were”, took place on June 22, 2013 at the Institute For Genetic Medicine Art Gallery, Keck School of Medicine, USC.

Discussion topics included Alzheimer’s/dementia research and treatment, music therapy for Alzheimer’s/dementia patients, caregiver support, the effects of cross-generational interaction (seniors and preschool children), and new technological therapy options.

 

Multisensory Systems co-founders presenting their multisensory technology at USC forum

Forum Auditorium – IGM Gallery, Keck School of Medicine, USC

Multisensory Systems co-founders presenting their multisensory technology at USC forum

Multisensory Systems co-founders presenting their multisensory technology at USC forum

Doug Nelson, co-founder and chief technology officer, and Zubin Levy, co-founder, MultiSensory Systems, discussed and demonstrated their patented interactive, immersive system that integrates three-dimensional sound, aroma, full body vibration and optional visual imagery, to help maintain psychological well-being and minimize stress.

 

Co-founders demonstrate their Multisensory technology during USC forum

The joint-owners discussed the evolution of their technology and methodology at the forum. Images were projected providing evidence of the system’s successful BETA testing with various types of Special Needs individuals, including senior citizens at a retirement facility. It has been noted that the system greatly relieves agitation of dementia sufferers and caregivers have expressed the hope to need less medication with its use. The presentation concluded with futuristic images of the next-generation multisensory system; one that has the addition of gentle and soothing motion.

Certificate of Recognition from City of Los Angeles

Multisensory Systems co-founders each received a certificate from the city of Los Angeles, Jose Huizar, Council member 14th District, in recognition of their “creative vision and exploration of new technological applications, to advance the therapy options in the treatment of conditions including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.” Robert Donin and lead intern presenting.

Institute for Genetic Medicine (IGM), USC

“The concept of the program is to provide a ‘one-stop’ resource for attendees who have recently become caregivers or who are considering the impact of these conditions for a loved one,” said Lynn Crandall, director of the IGM Art Gallery. “A key goal is to inform those in attendance of the new approaches and technologies being explored [combining arts and sciences] for Alzheimer’s/dementia treatment. For our medical experts and support care professionals, it is an opportunity to learn of advancements in research and therapies, to share innovations and to form partnerships with other professionals.”

Lynn Crandall, Director, USC IGM Art Gallery

Multisensory Systems would like to thank Lynn Crandall, Robert Horsting, Richard Fukuhara and the many hardworking staff and volunteers  of the USC IGM Art Gallery that made this event so successful.

Details of the event as planned and information about all participants, can be seen at this posting:

Multisensory Systems to Participate in USC Forum – “Memories of the Way We Were” – June 22, 2013

 

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I was invited to spend an evening with both old and new friends.  Our conversations were recorded by two very talented and astute individuals…  who ultimately participated in this conversation.  The old guys were all impressed.

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Here is the first of many segments from some 4 hours of discussion.

R. Douglas Nelson

ShiftShapers

NotThisBody & ThisIsMeta share…

ShiftShapers: an immediated autodocumentary

I heard a quote from somewhere, forget where… “The baby boomer generation will be known more for what they do in their 60s than what they did in the 60s.”

ShiftShapers from notthisbody on Vimeo.

Shiftshaping implies:

(1) Sharing our individual experience, motivations, wisdom & vision
(2) Consolidating individual wisdoms towards collective actions
(3) Minds open to the evolution of ideas/approaches/methods
(4) A willingness to share resources
(5) A strong commitment to collaboration

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CC Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

*Extended discussions will be put up online over the next couple weeks.
* thanks to Gabriel Shalom for discussions around Immediated Autodocumentary

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