Article published on Oberlin.edu on the 1step2life team
Psychology Students Develop Technology to Help Adolescents Manage Chronic Pain
The 1step2life team led by Dr. Nancy Darling has won 1st place in the Oberlin Center for Innovation and Impact’s LaunchU 2019 startup incubator. After over 200 hours during January and two separate pitch competitions, 1step2life was awarded $20,000 from a judging panel that included trustees of Oberlin College, several college deans, and members of the Oberlin Entrepreneurship Club.
The $20,000 will go towards clinical trials of the 1step2life platform at the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program as well as the University of Connecticut Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program. With the signing on of multiple consultants and the backing of the LaunchU program, 1step2life will continue to work to help teens in pain take back their lives.
I recently had the pleasure of representing Oberlin College and Conservatory at the 2018 Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference. I presented on my current research in dynamic systems modeling and chronic pain with a presentation entitled “A New View of Pain: Dynamic Systems Modeling and Chronic Pain”.
The presentation can be downloaded below
A New View of Pain
Presenting A New View of Pain
Oberlin College Researchers at OUPRC 2018
This gallery displays samples of notes taken during the winter term project. Pen and paper work allows for careful planning and hypothesis testing alongside the software.
Compliance Equation Notes
Pre-Work NOVA Modeling
Graph Shape Predictions
Equation Building Notes
Assumptions Underlying the Model
A link to the website of the NOVA project: http://numerusinc.com
A link to the website for OMNI, the Oberlin Modeling Initiative: http://ocsites.oberlin.edu/omni/
This gallery serves to show the growth of the pain model over the course of its development during my winter term project.
Richard Salter’s Model of Pain from NOVA 2 Reconstructed in Numerus
Simple Logistic Model of Pain
Simple Logistic Model of Functionality
MEDAL group in Additive Compliance
Kramer/Darling Static Model of Pain and Functionality
Nested Capsule Architecture
Modular Model of Compliance
The Finalized Parent Capsule