A product codeveloped by an IC student may soon help reveal a whole new segment of the musical mind. Jessica Voutsinas is the cocreator of a product called Trills, a platform and set of blue-tooth enabled headphones that generate personalized playlists based on a user's current and desired emotional state. These playlists can enhance a person's focus, motivation, or wellbeing.
Jessica’s eyes were opened to the therapeutic power of music in IC’s Exploring Music as Medicine course, during which students play familiar songs for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s at local nursing homes and adult residential facilities. The music brings residents joy and can even reconnect them to memories or bring about moments of lucidity.