Healing Spaces seeks to re-imagine dementia care through playful, multi-sensory experiences. We are building a smart platform caregivers can use to transform spaces through light and color, & explore the senses in the most delightful way.

Exciting news!  Healing Spaces has been named one of six TOP IDEAS in the Caregiving for Dementia OpenIDEO challenge, which is sponsored by AARP Services Inc. and UnitedHealthcare.

Check out our submission here !

More updates coming soon on this page!

The Team

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Gabriela Gomes

Lead Designer | Creative Director | Programmer
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Awu Chen

Lead Programmer

As a mixed reality developer, Awu Chen’s focus is on building system driven worlds where individuals can tell their own story through emergent narratives from personal experiences. | www.awuchen.com

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Sydney Rubin

Designer | Researcher

Sydney is a game design student bringing her expertise in social and positive psychology to design entertaining interactive experiences that support wellness. | www.sydneyrubin.org

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Winnie Lai

Researcher

Winnie is an engineering student passionate in both tech innovations and the human mind. She strives to better understand how to integrate technology to enrich other people's lives.

Thesis Committee

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Marientina Gotsis

Co-Founder & Director of the USC Creative Media and Behavioral Health Center | Associate Professor of Research at the Interactive Media & Games Division, USC School of Cinematic Arts

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Donna Benton

Director of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center | Research Associate Professor, USC Davis School of Gerontology

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Leah Stein Duker

Associate Professor of Research, USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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Andreas Kratky

Media Artist | Associate Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts

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Advisors

Maryalice Jordan-Marsh | USC School of Social Work

Dennis Wixon | USC School of Cinematic Arts

Interested in the project? Healing Spaces is recruiting!

/ Engineer | Programmer (iOS Development)

/ Writers

I am always happy to hear from anyone who’s interested in the project, no matter what field or area of expertise. If you think you have something to contribute to the project, please get in touch!

 

gomesg@usc.edu

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Email: gomesg@usc.edu