Pulse Lab's Dr. Paula Gardner and Jessica Rauchberg Present Research at ICA 2020
Dr. Paula Gardner presentation on the Critical Perspectives on Open Science panel at the International Communication Association (ICA) 2020 conference. Gardner presented on her paper, Renovating Habituated Research Practices: Feminist, Crip, Anti-Oppressive, and Critical Design Approaches.
Pulse Lab Statement of Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement
Pulse lab stands in solidarity with protestors around the globe and Black Lives Matters condemning the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. Together we must confront the historic legacies of white supremacy, colonialism and imperialism that feed anti-black racism, and police brutality, fostering hate, injustice, intolerance and insecurity for...
New Research: ABLE Music Interactive Platform
The ABLE Music platform is a co-creation project in collaboration with older adults with dementia and their caregivers, to provide unique pair or group interactions and intergenerational play by transforming movement into art experiences (digital painting and musical creation) in order to enhance well-ness (physical, mood, cognitive).
The ABLE Project Featured on McMaster University's Brighter World Blog
The ABLE (Arts Based Therapies Enabling Longevity for Geriatric Outpatients) project led by Paula Gardner, Asper Chair in Communications and Associate Professor in the CMST department has been featured on McMaster University's Brighter World Blog. The ABLE project includes researchers from health care, computer science, engineering, and communication and multimedia, ranging from undergrads and...
Dr. Paula Gardner Co-Author and Co-Editor of Ada Special Issue (No. 16): Emerging Gender, Media and Technology Scholarship in Africa
The Ada: Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology has released its publication of Ada Special Issue (No. 16): Emerging Gender, Media and Technology Scholarship in Africa, co-edited by Paula Gardner, Audrey Gadzekpo and Leslie Steeves. Ada is an open access journal.
MIRA Webinar Series – Get Out of Your Silo: How and Why You Should
Working with people who are outside of your own area of expertise or interest allows diverse groups to combine their expertise, creating a team that produces results greater than the sum of its parts. During this webinar, Paula will share her own approaches to interdisciplinary research, strategies for success, as well as some of...
ABLE Project Awarded Grant from Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)
The Pulse Lab team, Caitlin McArthur, Stephen Surlin, Adekunle Akinyemi, Rong Zheng, Paula Gardner and Alexandra Papaioannou, have been selected for the Spark Program to develop our project, ABLE-Music: Movement-Music Interactions to Engage Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments. The project will be hosted by Hamilton Health Sciences - GERAS centre.
ABLE Team Presents at the MIRA Catalyst Grant Networking Session
This October, the ABLE team had the opportunity to present at the MIRA Catalyst Grant Networking Session, an event designed to showcase the projects funded by the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA). While at the event, the team, including Dr. Paula Gardner, Dr. Rong Zheng, Caitlin McArthur, Stephen Surlin and Adekunle Akinyemi...
ABLE Testing at AMICA
Able is a wearable platform designed to encourage physical therapy and exercise. When players exercise, their movements generate pleasurable sound and visual experiences. These incentivize users to continue physical therapy on a daily basis and in pairs. We are currently testing the beta version of ABLE with residents of AMICA Mature Lifestyles community, and...