Sci-fi Architecture: what would you do with a Transformable Mobile Containment System?

The Transformable Mobile Containment System (TMCS), showcased on the Discovery Channel's Daily Planet television show, inspired me from the moment I saw the clip. (Watch it here.) A self-contained shipping container, Excalibur Canada created a self-loading, self-leveling system complete with generator for electrical, and pumps. In the video, they set up a modular healthcare unit in an hour … Continue reading Sci-fi Architecture: what would you do with a Transformable Mobile Containment System?

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Labs: CEAL

The other day Daily Planet presented a segment on a lab that studies the effects of unique planning conditions on the body. The iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research in Toronto consists of 12 cutting-edge labs, workshops, and other reasearch spaces to safely study how adults, specifically those with disabilities, interact with their environment. Inside this lab, they have … Continue reading Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Labs: CEAL

Seeing What Others See: Real-Time Brain Scans and Virtual Reality

I'm back from my recent hiatus and planning to post more frequently. A friend sent me a link to an article from the Toronto Star, reporting how real time brain scans create distorted images of what people are actually watching at that moment. Its kind of amazing. Though the representation is uncannily accurate, I'm struck more … Continue reading Seeing What Others See: Real-Time Brain Scans and Virtual Reality

Can Technology Help with Alzheimer's?

I follow a LinkedIn group called the 'AIA Academy of Architecture for Health' (AAH), and through it I discovered the organization The Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Inc, which publishes a newsletter called Perspectives for design professionals and patients. May 2011's newsletter contains an interesting article entitled 'Simple Technology Makes a Huge Impact,' which focuses on the Simple C Companion. … Continue reading Can Technology Help with Alzheimer's?