In a recent article on Medium, Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Assistant Professor at McGill’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, explains how technology is helping to sustain quality of life for minimally responsive individuals.

Written as part of the Annual Meeting of New Champions, the article highlights developments being made at the Biosignal Interaction and Personhood Technology (BIAPT) Lab to connect with the inner world of minimally communicative patients.   Specifically, a system called ‘biomusic’ which allows caregivers to recognize emotional states by translating physiological changes into music.

The aim of developing these types of medical technologies, writes Blain-Moraes, is to maintain the personhood of non-responsive individuals.

Read the full story, here.

July 5, 2017