Los Angeles, California, April 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StoryFilean artificial intelligence startup that is redefining the media landscape with its proprietary storytelling technology, announced the launch of its first educational project dedicated to supporting people with ALS, giving them access to life-enhancing resources through to using participatory stories, ‘how to’ knowledge sharing, and more. The idea came from Eric Weinbrennerfounder of the non-profit organization SLA de base paint to healfollowing his own difficulties in living independently with ALS, as he lost all mobility and the ability to communicate.
“ALS is a diagnosis that hits hard and fast,” Weinbrenner said. “Right now it’s a losing battle and a race against time for families looking for answers to live as independently and comfortably as possible. Every moment counts and is precious. The goal of this resource is to give people with ALS faster access to reliable information – and actionable tips and advice – so they can spend the precious time they have on what’s most important. important: the family. »
Topics essential to independent living, but often nuanced and confusing, such as the use of chair lifts, toilet risers, feeding tubes, assisted speech technology, as well as real knowledge about progression of illness, bodily changes, loss of movement, and maintaining intimacy and family ties with rapid physical deterioration will all be covered by StoryFile.
SLA StoryFile: your questions answered
SLA StoryFile: your questions answered, now available on Paintforacure.org, allows users to ask questions and get answers using an interactive educational interface and artificial intelligence. The first phase of the resource includes over 200 questions answered by Weinbrenner and his caregivers about his changing experiences with ALS, and over 3 hours of interactive interviews with Scottsdale-based ALS expert and neurologist Dr. Todd Levine. Using the ALS StoryFile platform, anyone visiting the Paint For A Cure website will be able to type or ask a question about ALS, and answers from Weinbrenner and Dr. Levine will be shared through an AI interface that allows for video response directly from them using StoryFile’s Conversa technology.
“StoryFile’s Conversa technology applies the power of human conversation to provide users with a way to ask questions and get answers in a personal and engaging experience,” said Ari Palitz, Creative Director of StoryFile. “From the comfort of their own home, people living with ALS can quickly ask questions and receive trusted answers from Eric and others in a way that feels personal to them, as opposed to browsing multiple sites. Web and Internet searches to try to find the answers they’re looking for when it comes to living with ALS.
As part of this partnership, StoryFile and Paint for a Cure are also making story-sharing technology available to families living with ALS to share their stories with their own families and the wider ALS community, archived through to video storytelling technology.
“Storytelling is an integral part of the human experience,” Palitz said. “People with ALS are rapidly losing the ability to communicate verbally with others, and this technology gives them an incredible gift to forever preserve their stories and connect with the world.”
StoryFile’s ALS-specific Storypack is now available, so people with ALS and their families can share their journeys using the easy-to-use, at-home version of the technology called StoryFile Life. The Storypack will provide a list of all the questions they need to create their own interactive AI experience like Weinbrenner’s. Users can control who they share the resulting StoryFile with via privacy settings – whether it’s just for family or part of the larger ALS conversation (and added to the public archive).
“We hope the ability to record stories and share videos and memories with StoryFile Life will give other families with ALS a way to capture and share special moments with this generation and the next,” Weinbrenner said. “For my kids, videos are now the only way to remember my voice and hear stories like the first time Mom and I met, and that’s priceless.”
To view and interact with Weinbrenner’s video on Paint for a Cure, please click here.
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StoryFile makes artificial intelligence more human. Inventor of conversational video, the company was founded in 2017 in Los Angeles. Now, the patent-protected technology she developed powers both the Conversa platform and a consumer version for home use, StoryFile Life. Conversational video enables users of all kinds to make deeper human connections, whether for family history, commerce, customer service, education, or any collective human knowledge that needs to be shared. Conversa is the only SaaS solution that lets anyone create and publish their own interactive conversational video content, and create FAQ, leave-behind, chatbot, explainer video, and more. With videos that respond, StoryFile is revolutionizing the storytelling and communication industries. To learn more, visit StoryFile.com.
About Paint For A Cure
Paint For A Cure was founded by Phoenix resident Eric Weinbrenner. On November 27, 2019, the day before Thanksgiving, Eric was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (also known as ALS). After receiving this damning news, he turned to painting to cope. It became a creative outlet to calm his nerves and his mind, allowing him to shift his focus from his diagnosis to his art. Eric realized the healing power of creativity and was inspired to launch Paint For A Cure. Paint For A Cure supports those affected by ALS. Their main goal is to provide medically accessible housing and financial assistance to ALS patients and their families who cannot afford these necessities. Visit Paint For A Cure website for more details.
The Weinbrenner family at Hues of Hope 2022
Paint for a Cure founder Eric Weinbrenner and his wife Jen Weinbrenner