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
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.
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.
“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:
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.
Direct Link: notthisbody personal cargo
Here is the first of many segments from some 4 hours of discussion.
R. Douglas Nelson
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.”
(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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*Extended discussions will be put up online over the next couple weeks.
* thanks to Gabriel Shalom for discussions around Immediated Autodocumentary