The MindfulGarden platform is designed to de-escalate anxiety and aggression associated with chronic disease in institutional care settings. Built on a videogame engine, and powered by the individual’s own agitated voice and gestures, MindfulGarden comes alive on-screen with engaging computer-generated imagery that progressively calms disruptive behaviours, eliminating or reducing reliance on drugs and restraints.
In proof-of-concept at a regional hospital, MindfulGarden was perfectly described by a clinician as ‘the videogame the frail elderly doesn’t even know they are playing.’ In the first of what will be multiple ‘game’ experiences relevant to diverse cultural backgrounds and geographies, flowers bloomed and butterflies floated, fully engaging the hyperactive patients, and allowing care to begin sooner for underlying conditions.
MindfulGarden is working in a regulated medical device space and takes an evidence-based approach to user-centered design and development. The company currently has completed two clinical studies on hyperactive dementia in a long-term care setting and has two pending studies on delirium in the ICU beginning in Fall 2020. The team has been self-funded to date with significant grants from two internationally recognized leaders in funding brain health innovation for seniors and is currently seeking seed investment to take the company through the regulatory process to commercialization.
A Global Problem. Limited Treatment Options.
MindfulGarden is designed as a behaviour modification tool for
hospitals and long-term care facilities to:
Reduce Cost of Care
Improve Health Outcomes
Protect Work Environments
Peter is known as a health systems agitator and has held various positions in private and public sectors, most recently Deputy Minister in Cabinet Office of the Ontario government, and Board Chair of a $250M healthcare IT agency. Earlier in his career, he grew up in the health technology world, succeeding in a progressive sales and marketing leadership capacity, Through a hand full of M&As landed at GE Healthcare, where he led Canadian market development and the public-private partnerships team.