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Hi! I design (mainly medical) products, services, systems and experiences in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I am a Top 40 Under 40 Alumnus and a Core77 Design Award winner.

I helped design Mobili-T - a mobile swallowing therapy system for people with dysphagia. Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulty and is caused by afflictions such as head and neck cancer.

Mobili-T is a portable swallowing therapy system that provides visual biofeedback to help strengthen the muscles used for speaking and swallowing.

Mobili-T uses a small under the chin sensor (held by an adhesive) using sEMG (surface electromyography) to sense muscle activity. Like your heartbeat on an echocardiogram, Mobili-T shows your swallowing muscles in action.

Mobili-T enables remote monitoring - patients are able to do swallowing therapy when and where it works for them and their clinicians can track their progress.