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Wednesday, April 6 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
FAST TRACK: Bring Music, Dance and Art to Health Tech and innovation

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Behavior change is the toughest challenge in healthcare, patients and elders suffer from both physical fatigue and severe stress. They are often homebound due to safety concerns and compromised immune systems, triggering isolative depression. Caregivers are more likely to get sick as well. Research shows Creative Arts Therapy improves cancer patients’ Quality of Life by 50% and reduces pain by 59%! Dance reduces the risk of dementia by 76%. The panel will discuss published medical studies on health benefit of art (music, dance, art), and use empathy and design thinking to bring them to health tech innovation to create effective healthy behavior change.

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Amy Li

Founder, Dance4Healing
Amy Li leads the integrative health startup, Dance4Healing, which inspired by her own fight against stage IV cancer, utilizes artificial intelligence and behavior design to connect dance teachers to patients, recommend personalized music and dance, and create dance buddies and patient groups based on real-time emotion and health data.

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Rana Chudnofsky

Director of Education, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
Following a highly accomplished entrepreneurial career in business— NextStep Technologies became a leading training and development firm for Fortune 500 corporations like EMC, AT&T, Sun Life Financial and Fidelity— Rana Chudnofsky takes a Wellness turn with the launch of WellZone, a 'tech-meets-wellness' practice devoted to individual stress reduction. As Director of Education for the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine... Read More →
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Kathleen Howland

Professor, Music Therapy, Berklee
"I often say that music is like a diamond; it has many different facets, and I have been interested in studying all those different facets in a variety of ways. I'm very invested in neuroscience as a way of explaining what we do and what we see. So I look at anthropology, I look at neo-natology, I look in every direction I can, and I think that's reflected in the academic work I've chosen." "The summer between my freshmen and sophomore years [in... Read More →
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Robin Zander

CEO and Co-Founder, Design For Dance
Robin Zander is an educator, author, and strategist. With a diverse background ranging from management consulting to circus performance, he has spent his career working with individuals and companies to improve performance. He is a member of BJ Fogg’s Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford-founded Design for Dance conference. Through his podcast, The Robin Zander Show, he interviews exceptional... Read More →

Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:20pm
Commonwealth C In the breakout-room hallway

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