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PaulaGardnerThis week, 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 was featured in a McMaster Brighter World article.

The ABLE project includes researchers from health care, computer science, engineering, and communication and multimedia, ranging from undergrads to full professors.

ABLE is a digital platform that older adults or their caregivers can use for either rehabilitation exercises or free-flowing dance movement. People who use ABLE can create a piece of music, paint a digital picture or play a game by waving their hands, dancing or making similar movements. It’s similar to Xbox Kinect or Ninetendo Wii games, except that the result is arts-based, rather than a hole-in-one or knocking all the bowling pins down. Read More