In the summer of 2019, Bill was inspired by a youtube video he had watched of a senior listening to music through a pair of headphones. Immediately, the senior's eyes had lit up and he began nodding his head, smiling, moving to the beat of the music. The impact of music was evident and profound. And when the video had ended, Bill had thought of a way to improve the quality of life for senior citizens with music, and Music4Memories was born.
By providing devices with a personalized music playlists of patients' most beloved songs and artists and providing live performances, students in this project aim to combine the power of music and technology to alleviate the lack of emotional connection patients so often exhibit in their day to day lives. Additionally, as more and more people switch their music collections from iPods to smartphones, there’s a growing supply of second-hand iPods, MP3 players, and portable music players. Music4Memories hopes to collect and make use of these devices and put them into the hands of elders who can really benefit from personalized playlists.
Please mail to: 92 Stillwell Road, Holmdel, NJ USA
1. Why music?
2. What's the science behind it?