Title card: How an APP helps people with Parkinson’s
VO: “Parkinson’s is a debilitating movement disorder that effects more than a million people in the United States including 50 to 60 thousand new people every year. And to-date there is no known cure.”
VO: “That’s why SS+K built ‘Moving Through Glass’: the first ever augmented reality application that uses wearable technology to provide around the clock aid to people living with Parkinson’s.”
Super: David Leventhal, Program Director, Dance for PD
VO: “It started with the realization that within Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD Program. The classes, using the training and techniques of professional dance to enhance the balance power and coordination of Parkinson’s sufferers, were falling short in a critical way. Participants like me needed tools we could take beyond the classroom and into our daily lives.
The agency was asked to find a solution. SS+K started with analyses: from classroom methods to available technologies to specialized user needs. Extending Google’s Glass platform, they built custom software to maximize performance and simplify user inputs.
Then they worked with instructors to distill choreography and music into short stimulating modules to guide and inspire movement. From seated warm up and balance building, to walking simulation and restart techniques in case users got stuck.
SS+K shot original footage, recorded new music, and then tested with class participants.
Finally, Moving Through Glass was presented to leading researchers at the Weil- Cornell Medical Center.”
VO: They requested their own Glass for testing and called the application amazing, ingenious, and incredibly promising.
On camera: “OKAY GLASS, BALANCE ME”
Clip: “SHIFTING, ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER…”
VO: “Now, students like me have the tools to navigate the world outside the studio, whenever, wherever we need them.”
Title card: Moving Through Glass