UBC BEST takes on music therapy

Formed in 2012 by two students, the Biomedical Engineering Student Team (BEST) brings together students from across the university to tackle challenges in biomedical device design. BEST has recently worked with musical therapists on a device called Music to Movement, which provides musical feedback to patients who are in rehabilitation programs after a stroke. Musical feedback is used by occupational therapists to help the recovering brain map musical sounds to specific movements, like holding a cup or taking a step. BEST will enter the Music to Movement device in the 2015 BMEidea competition this April for a chance to win $10,000. More information here.