Geoffrey, Thanks! I'll take a look and give you some more feedback. In terms of color, my personal preference is a lighter shade or purple. I would avoid pink or blue. Purple is a nice "in between". Of course, I'm biased as we used purple for our company color. Another good choice would be a soothing green - on the lighter side. You are doing great. Keep sharing and talking with others and you'll get the help and expertise to finish your project. Best, John
Nicola, Thank you so much. We've been learning so much through this Challenge and in discussions with physicians, nurses and at home caregivers of drug-exposed infants.
This week I visited with Dr. Michelle Bode at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, New York. She has been dedicated to helping NAS infants and their caregivers for several years. Dr. Bode reinforced how important it is to collect insights from parents and caregivers on our product. She also discussed how she embraces use of several different approaches to care for drug-exposed infants. At Prapela, we embrace the idea that we will provide one of many helpful tools caregivers can use to better care for our kids. What an inspiration meeting Dr. Bode!
Later today we'll be speaking with Dr. Jennifer McAllister of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center who recently published a study identifying one of the long-term consequences of NAS infants. We have so much still to learn and Cincinnati Children's is taking a leading role identifying the long-term cosnequences of in utero drug-exposure.
Nicola, it's comments, suggestions and feedback like yours that increases our energy and excitement. Thanks so much for taking the time to review our submission and making a comment. Sincerely, John
Peggy, Thanks so much. I am so glad you questioned how and why our technology works. Myself, I've learned a lot from Dr. Paydarfar and Jim Niemi (both co-founders) this past year about stochastic resonance technology. Our stochastic vibro-tactile technology (SVS) is one of many different forms of SR (for example SR benefits can be produced with sound instead of gentle vibration). It is a field of science that has been percolating for the past 20 years. Based on the work at UMass, Harvard and other organizations - I'm pretty confident other "SR" products will be introduced in many other applications. One example is improving balance in the elderly.
To help our "story", I'm also excited to share that last night the National Institutes of Health selected Prapela as a winner in its Substance Use Disorder Challenge. We are humbled to have the NIH support our initiative. I'll be posting the news on our application and on social media later today.
Again, thanks so much for your interest and taking the time to comment.