SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Mar 25, 2014) - Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), a leading developer of state-of-the-art interactive music products, today announced that its Beamz interactive music system was used in recreation therapy research study funded by Temple University and published in the most recent issue of the American Journal of Recreation Therapy.
The study is titled "Physiological Effects of a Technology-Based Music-Making Program in Skilled Nursing Residents," and evaluated the effectiveness in elevating heart rate and producing a relaxation response using Beamz as a music making intervention. The research conclusions recognize the diversity of Beamz product uses and its potential to serve a variety of therapeutic goals.
"The numerous healthcare applications for the Beamz technology and interactive music are vast and significant," said Charlie Mollo, CEO of Beamz Interactive. "Combing music making activities with patient specific care objectives is a great means to accelerate therapeutic outcomes. We are pleased that Beamz is becoming an innovative tool for recreation therapists to improve the quality of life for the clients they serve."
The American Journal of Recreation Therapy is the unchallenged journal of record in the field and the gold standard for providing recreational therapists the latest research, techniques and advances in the use of recreational intervention. This study, which uses the Beamz interactive music system, was published in the volume 12 number 3 issue and conducted by members of the Department of Rehabilitation Services at Temple University: Brigid Lyons, BS, CTRS; Rhonda Nelson, PhD, CTRS, Associate Professor; and Pei-Chun Hsieh, PhD, CTRS, Assistant Professor.
"The findings and observations of the study raised some interesting questions that have expanded our thinking," said Al Ingallinera, Vice President of Product Management for Beamz Interactive. "Music is a motivating and powerful tool, and we are creating more structured activities for recreation therapists to achieve extraordinary results using our products and interactive music."
To view information regarding this specific recreation therapy research study, please visit: www.thebeamz.com/education-healthcare/therapetic-settings/recreation-therapy-research. For general information about the American Journal of Recreation Therapy, including how to obtain reprints of the full study, please navigate to: www.recreationtherapy.org.
More information regarding the Beamz product line for therapy applications can be found at: www.thebeamz.com/education-healthcare.
About Beamz Interactive, Inc.
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC) has created state-of-the-art interactive laser controller technology that can be used to develop new market opportunities in a wide variety of music, education, healthcare, gaming and consumer applications. In its first application, the Company developed an innovative new music technology and product offering that brings music to literally everyone in a way that was previously not possible. Beamz allows people that have no musical background or training to play and enjoy music within minutes, yet it has the depth to enable accomplished DJs, artists and musicians to perform, compose and create highly sophisticated interactive music. Beamz Interactive's technology portfolio includes multiple patents, patents pending and trade secrets covering interactive music, software, laser-based controllers, gaming applications and related designs and devices. For more information on Beamz, please visit: www.thebeamz.com.
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