reMindA.I.: Harnessing the power of music to promote senior well-being
Music elevates our mood, connects us with our past and provides a host of benefits for our everyday health and well-being. Yet many of the people who could benefit most from music are seniors who may have limited ability to interact with technology.
reMindA.I. provides an enriching, individually curated music listening experience for seniors who don’t understand or are intimidated by streaming music applications; who can’t manipulate headphones or earbuds; and who possibly can’t even remember or articulate their music preferences.
Our subscription-based, end-to-end music listening system features custom curated and individually presented listening sessions that help seniors recapture and enjoy the musical memories of their lives.
Market Analysis & Investment Considerations
Features & Benefits
- Individualized therapeutic music sessions
- Scheduled, daily activity
- Senior-friendly listening device
- Personalized voice introductions
- Personalized voice reminders
- Voice activated
- Biometric and motion sensors
- Automatic WiFi connection (no ID or password)
- Broadband mobile connectivity (via Bluetooth)
- Secure family network (no robo calls)
- HIPAA compliant
- Guided meditation, audiobooks, soundscapes
- Improve mood, overall health and well-being
- Reduce senior and caregiver stress
- Mitigate loneliness
- Enjoy reminiscence
- Ease anxiety and pain non-pharmaceutically
- Enhance cognition and alertness
- Master relaxation strategies
- Stimulate long-term memory
- Boost mental awareness
- Strengthen neural fitness
- Establish healthier lifestyle habits and behaviors
- Improve awareness – practice mindfulness
- Improve quality of sleep and appetite
Where science meets musical memory
The soothing power of music is well established; music has been shown not only to reduce psychological stress, but to promote healing as well. Listening to music activates our entire brain, creating the potential to improve the way we think, behave and feel.
What most people don’t realize, however, is that not all music provides the same health benefits – indeed, extensive research has shown that individually-curated ‘therapeutic music’ is proven to be far more effective at calming frayed nerves than is music selected based on genre, era or popularity alone.
Study after study validates the power of truly personalized music to enhance mood and memory, especially among older people experiencing cognitive decline. Now, for the first time, any family member or caregiver can provide regular therapeutic music tailored exactly to the senior’s tastes and memories.
How it Works
Caregivers interact with a 15-minute, evidence-based music history assessment – the culmination of decades of clinical and research expertise developed by our Chief Science Officer, Linda A. Gerdner PhD, RN, FAAN – that collects specific information about your senior, such as age, ethnicity, immigration experience and other personal and social milestones.
All information you provide about your senior to help us individualize their listening experience is maintained in compliance with HIPAA.
Our ‘Lifeline Discovery’ curation algorithm processes this information and generates a series of unique, personalized playlists, for different days, times and moods. As your senior listens to the initial music selections, our purpose-designed listening device, the ‘Bandanna’, dynamically gathers more information – from simple commands like “stop” or “skip”, to physical gestures such as nodding or toe-tapping – to continuously fine-tune and improve playlists.
Unbelievably easy to use
reMindA.I. is predicated on the findings of extensive, evidence-based research on both the psychological and physical health benefits of music, as well as the limitations of our oldest family members and patients.
Your senior doesn’t need to touch screens, remember passwords or otherwise interact with our application. The curated playlists are streamed via the senior’s local WiFi network (i.e., in their home or long-term care facility) directly to the Bandanna device.
The Bandanna doesn’t require any fine-motor coordination. The user simply slips it around their neck and listens – the speakers are close enough to the ears for seniors to clearly hear the music without disturbing others in the room. Since there are no headphones or earbuds, the Bandanna is also both hearing aid-friendly and hygienic. When the Bandanna needs recharging, seniors simply place it on the recharging pad – no wires and no batteries to change.
Your voice in their ear
Verbal cues will direct your senior when to use the Bandanna for optimal therapeutic value, and when it’s time to recharge. As the senior’s family member or trusted caregiver, you can record any number of personalized messages, from “good morning, Joan” to “let’s listen to some music now,” to “remember to take your meds”, all in your own voice. Our application will play your messages through the Bandanna at the desired times.
Over the past two decades, incontrovertible evidence has been documented, supporting the use of individualized music interventions and confirming that daily listening to individualized music offers numerous neural health benefits impacting cognitive, emotional and social functioning both in normal aging as well as in different stages of memory impairment.
It is now well-established that caregiver-implemented music interventions — guided by principles of music therapy —represent a potent, cost-effective, nonpharmacological therapeutic solution, that can be utilized by virtually all seniors and their caregivers, wherever they may live – especially those seniors who love their independence and wish to age in their own homes.
reMindA.I.’s guiding aspiration is to facilitate seniors’ ability to age in place, independently, in the safety and comfort of their own homes, for as long as practicable. Indeed, our core organizational objectives are:
- To promote seniors’ sense of emotional and social connectedness with their loved ones, and
- To provide greater peace of mind to their caregivers.