Blog Posts & Resources

May 13th, 2015

Platform

I am interested in developing and delivering projects for seniors.

My project colleague and I are exploring how audio headsets playing high fidelity music can help seniors challenged with health limitations. In one program, we use peer to peer co-learning feedback protocols (loops), including slow motion video to increase performance outcomes and enhance the shared group learning among participants.

In another project we play music using low cost headsets, There is a growing body of research that confirms that playing music can open up the neural pathways, revive memories and facilitate improved communications with caregivers.

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True-Fi Software Recovers Hi Notes for Senior Ears.

July 15th, 2019

Music played through Euphonia headsets is altered by Sonarworks – True Fi software. The sound alteration results in hearing music closer to what the sound engineers and artists intended.

We know that hearing loss is directly correlated to dementia. We also know that hearing loss makes it difficult to hear hi notes when listening to music, conversations with your loved ones or engaging in social activities. The True-fi software enables these hi notes to be heard and enjoyed.

The True-fi software is a critically important feature in our Euphonia Project because we want to use the highest quality sound so seniors with impairments such as hearing loss, dementia, Parkinson’s, depression are given an opportunity to increase the potential for recovering memories and having post music conversations with loved ones and caregivers.

Below is review of the True-fi softwareread the full review here

Review – Sonarworks True-fi Software.

 Guido Gabriele March 23, .

Choosing a headphone can be overwhelming. There are innumerable shapes, sizes, and sound signatures, at prices ranging from pocket change to a small fortune — how can we know what headphones are truly “good?” Reviewers (us included) can only provide subjective impressions, and searching for objective measurements of sound signature and quality can be a fool’s errand — measurements often differ between even the most experienced reviewers, and even the most expensive measurement equipment is prone to user error and variations in test conditions. Manufacturers promise that their headphones sound like “what the artist intended,” but that too is nearly impossible — most audio equipment colors the sound being played in some way; we cannot know what equipment the artist used during recording, and the artist cannot know what equipment we’re using to listen. In this mess of audio anxiety, a Latvian audio technology company Sonarworks is taking a new approach with its True-Fi software.

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The Alive Inside Trailer

May 24th, 2019

Music and Memory

April 16th, 2019

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Silent Zumba

April 14th, 2019

This video illustrates the use of headsets in outdoor dance activities. It’s easy to see how headsets can also be used in activities such as yoga, guided meditation, outdoor workshops etc.

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Alive Inside Demo

April 11th, 2019

The Power of Music on the Brain – Parkinson’s and Dementia Patients

April 6th, 2019

Senior Services

Power of Music and Dementia

April 4th, 2019

Senior Services

Social Determinism Theory and Me

January 29th, 2018

Over the past few years I’ve shifted my work interests (getting paid for work with non-profits) to addressing issues related to senior’s health. In particular my interest included matters related to:

  • accessibility & inclusion;
  • isolation & depression;
  • belonging & social connections;
  • recreation activities to improve health.

Read more…

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Education as Stewards and Purveyors of our Collective Wisdom

February 16th, 2017

Stephen Downs ((Half an Hour) posted in the Working Smarter Daily website on an un-attributed report appearing in document from the New America Foundation. I thought Stephen’s points of disagreement in the article were bang on. In particular I liked how Stephen described the purpose of education and the importance of not throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Read more…

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Modern Workplace Learning

February 14th, 2017

In a new post by Jane Hart she shares current research on 5 factors driving modern workplace learning. I’ve taken part in her online modern workplace learning sessions and I really appreciate Jane’s approach. In this post I was encouraged to see that mainstream corporate institutions (Microsoft) are finally embracing and implementing practices that support workplace learning. Read more…

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