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Terapias realizadas con perros | Miguel de Prado | TEDxGijon
| Contributor(s):: Miguel de Prado
La actuación de las unidades caninas salvan muchas vidas. Su adiestramiento les permite en comunión con su monitor, localizar personas perdidas y ayudar en rescates. Pero también actúan como ayuda en terapias de recuperación. Miguel de Prado nos cuenta su...
How therapy dogs can be an intervention tool for struggling readers | Karen Burns | TEDxSaltLakeCity
| Contributor(s):: Karen Burns
Learning to read is arguably one of the most important skills taught in school, and it is no surprise how challenging it can be. Karen Burns knows how the reading skills gap can affect someone for their entire life. In this poignant, and sometimes funny, talk, Karen tells us how man's best...
Why care about the mental health of therapy dogs | Everett Lowenstein | TEDxChallengeEarlyCollegeHS
| Contributor(s):: Everett Lowenstein
Everett loves dogs - particularly his own dog who also works as a therapy dog. In their therapy work together, Everett became concerned about the emotional well-being of his dog due to the stress of it. In this talk, Everett not only shares findings about the stress levels of dogs -...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Sniffing Out Cancer: Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte at TEDxWilmington
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
HABRI Central Case Studies: Animal Intervention: Decreasing Anxiety in Cancer Patients
| Contributor(s):: HABRI Central
A university student talks about a tumor he had as a child and how a dog his family adopted during his treatment helped him through the recovery process.
HABRI Central Case Studies: Battle Buddies: Providing Emotional Support to Overcome PTSD
An Iraq War Veteran and the director of ICAN talk about how his service dog assists him not only with mobility issues but also in coping with his PTSD.
HABRI Central Case Studies: Children Reading to Therapy Animals
In this video, volunteers and parents talk about the Tippecanoe County Public Library's program that allows children to read to therapy dogs and cats.