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  1. One Starfish at a Time | Erika Neo | TEDxYouth@AIS

    Erika reflects on how her experiences with animals and children with special needs have impacted her outlook on the world. Erika Neo is an energetic, dedicated and hardworking individual who seeks to contribute as much as she can to any task she takes on. Starting at the age of 6 in Singapore...

  2. Rhea and the plight of pachyderms | Rhea Lopez | TEDxStXaviersMumbai

    The life of a performing elephant is cruel. Despite the ban on animal performances in circuses, elephants are forced to perform illegally, continue to be beaten or they are kept chained up and endure poor care. The ex-circus elephant Rhea’s life was no different. After spending 53 years as...

  3. Pet therapy in work and school | Lorinda Schrammel | TEDxOStateU

    Lorinda Schrammel is the training and development manager at Oklahoma State University. She is also the owner of Evie, a 2-year-old black and tan shepherd who works with OSU's pet therapy program. While Lorinda works in Human Resources at OSU, Evie welcomes new employees and serves as a...

  4. Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert

    That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, is developing advanced robots that can gallop like a cheetah, negotiate 10 inches of snow, walk upright on two legs and even open doors and deliver...

  5. What My Dogs Taught Me | Bruno Icobet | TEDxBacau

    | Contributor(s):: Bruno Icobet

    When working as a programmer for several hours a day, you need something to get in touch with your human nature and to break the patterns of your life. For Bruno, his savior was Alma, a gorgeous Golden Retriever.Bruno is not a professional dog trainer and he does not make a living training dogs...

  6. Sniffing Out Cancer | Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte | TEDxWilmington

    | Contributor(s):: Pina De Rosa, Adriana LaCorte

    Pina De Rosa and Adriana LaCorte describe, with great passion and intensity, their ongoing project -- making a documentary about the ability of dogs to identify, through scent, cancer BEFORE even the most modern technology. Their talk describes the beginning of the process, and features clips...

  7. The importance of our nation's military working dogs: Lisa Phillips at TEDxSanAntonio

    | Contributor(s):: Lisa Phillips

    In this talk, Lisa educates us about the importance of our nation’s military working dogs (MWDs), and how we can honor them and support them while on active duty and in retirement.Lisa Phillips was born and raised in Connecticut, and relocated to Texas after joining the Army in 2001 as a...

  8. Sniffing Out Cancer: Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte at TEDxWilmington

    | Contributor(s):: Pina De Rosa, Adriana LaCorte

    Pina De Rosa and Adriana LaCorte describe, with great passion and intensity, their ongoing project -- making a documentary about the ability of dogs to identify, through scent, cancer BEFORE even the most modern technology. Their talk describes the beginning of the process, and features clips...

  9. The best college major you've never heard of: Ann Perkins at TEDxBozeman

    | Contributor(s):: Anne Perkins

    Do you consider your pet part of your family? Have you ever been struck wondering about the unique bond between humans and domesticated animals? The relationship between humans and animals goes back tens of thousands of years. But until about 40 years ago, most behavioral research focused on...

  10. The healing species: Cheri Brown Thompson at TEDxColumbiaSC

    | Contributor(s):: Cheri Brown

    Founder of The Healing Species, a unique educational program that uses rescued dogs to teach compassion and build character in at-risk youth.

  11. Paws with a cause story: Joe Dulin at TEDxGrandRapidsLibrary

    | Contributor(s):: Joe Dulin

    Director of Advancement for Paws With A Cause demonstrates with the aid of a client and his dog how Assistance Dogs help people with disabilities to become self-sufficient.

  12. My seizure dog: Evan Moss at TEDxSouthCapitolSt

    | Contributor(s):: Evan Moss

    Evan Moss is a 9-year-old boy with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and epilepsy. Evan is a precocious young boy who loves to make people laugh and enjoys writing. When the decision was made to get a service dog to help Evan, his sister Aria suggested using Evan's book, My Seizure Dog, as a...

  13. Computational public safety- dogs, robots and disasters: Dr. Alexander Ferworn at TEDxRyersonU

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander Ferworn

    Dr. Alexander Ferworn, professor at the Department of Computer Science, has made a career at Ryerson by looking at challenges from perspectives very different from those of his colleagues. He started with the idea to put cameras on rescue dogs who search rubble, which led to attaching robots to...

  14. One Year Later: TEDxDU

    At TEDxDU 2011 we showed this video highlighting what a few of our speakers from last year are doing now.Phil Tedeschi and four-legged friend Samantha are helping others in animal-assisted social work, Eva Hakansson is pursuing new records for electric motorcycles, and Kim Gorgens is spearheading...

  15. Can Wearable Computing for Dogs Keep Humans Safer?: Melody Moore Jackson at TEDxPeachtree

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The earliest record of dogs assisting humans with disabilities dates back to ancient Rome, in the first century A.D. Melody shows us a creative use of wearable computing that enables humans and their...

  16. Canines in Combat and Competition: Michael Davis at TEDxOStateU

    Oklahoma State University Professor Michael Davis researches animal athletes ranging from explosive detection dogs to Iditarod sled racing dogs. He talks about his findings and passion to help these incredible canines.

  17. Canine Connections: Mike Dowling at TEDxNapaValley

    | Contributor(s):: Mike Dowling

    Marine Corps Sergeant Mike Dowling talks about Canine Connections, the connection between a Military Dog Handler and his dog, Sergeant Rex, as part of the TEDxNapaValley 2012 "Connected" event. Born in Berkeley California and raised in the Bay Area, Mike Dowling is a former U.S. Marine...

  18. Bonding with Horses

    | Contributor(s):: Amitabh Divakar

    A meditation technique is used that is based on visualising the Shape of OM.With this meditation I am able to raise my Theta waves. When TBR ( Theta Beta ratio) crosses 5, the horses bond. In closeness with horses my TBR goes upto 15 ( mean), and Delta is 62 (mean).I believe high TBR cases...

  19. Dogs Helping Humans Heal: Moschell Coffey at TEDxUMassAmherst

    | Contributor(s):: Moschell Coffey

     Moschell Coffey speaks about the relationship between dogs and humans and the ways that dogs and humans can improve each other's health and well-being. She discusses therapy animals, the types of facilities they visit, and the people they help.

  20. The effects of HAI on human health and well-being: Focus on ASD

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    | Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire

    Dr. Marguerite O'Haire discusses a systematic review of studies covering human-animal interactions and animal-assisted interventions in children with autism spectrum disorders and her own study covering children, including some with autism spectrum disorders, and human-animal interactions....