Stefanie Blain-Moraes

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Moving With and Tuning In: A participatory mixed methods study to foster social inclusion of individuals with dementia and their carers

2016/17-2020/21 • $316,341 • PI,CO,Other
One of the most insidious consequences of dementia is the rupture of relationships, which occurs both between the individual with dementia and his/her primary caregiver (the dyad), and between the dyad and other members of society. As a result, both members of the dyad suffer from a loss of...

Development of a Point of Care System for Automated Coma Prognosis

2018/19-2020/21 • $283,383 • PI,CO,Other
The Problem: Coma is a state of unconsciousness with a variety of causes. Traditional tests for coma outcome prediction are mainly based on a set of clinical observations (e.g., pupillary constriction). Recently however, event-related potentials (ERPs; which are transient electroencephalogram...

Biosignal Interaction and Personhood Technology

2019/20-2020/21 • $190,000 • PI
Stefanie Blain-Moraes leads the Biosignal Interaction and Personhood Technology (BIAPT) lab, an interdisciplinary research group funded by all three branches of the federal Tri-Council. The BIAPT lab applies advanced signal processing and machine learning algorithms to electroencephalographic...

Evaluating the efficacy of neuromodulation for the detection of consciousness in unresponsive patients

2017/18-2020/21 • $135,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Many patients in intensive care and complex continuing care are behaviourally unresponsive (e.g. unable to move and/or speak) as a result of severe trauma or disability. These patients include those in a minimally conscious state (MCS) or unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS; previously...

Development of a point of care system for automated coma prognosis

2018/19-2019/20 • $273,862 • PI,CO
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Interfacing biomusic and autism: what are the everyday ethics of representing the physiology of what moves us

2016/17 • $25,000 • PI,CO
The purpose of our project is to support a citizen-led initiative to create the first autism-friendly city in Canada. The increasing global prevalence rates of autism, associated stigma, and resulting social exclusion requires innovative collaboration across different sectors of society. In this...

Communicating with unresponsive patients in critical care: using event-related potentials to enable interaction with family and health care professionals

2012/13-2015/16 • $130,209 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Communication in critical care settings is impossible for many patients as a result of either severe injury or life-sustaining measures used in intensive care. These conditions not only impede traditional methods of communication such as speech and gesture, they often result in fatigue, pain,...

Adaptive use music technology for children with developmental disabilities

2015/16 • $6,500 • PI,CO,Other
Music can be an incredible tool to facilitate the development of children with disabilities, to promote participation, and to integrate rehabilitation and health promotion interventions. However, children with severe disabilities may not have the opportunity to engage in music making and are...