Research and Development
Photozig, Inc. is creating new concepts, developing, and researching new applications for digital videos, online media, and mobile apps.
As an industry partner of NASA Research Park, Photozig, Inc. is positioned for extraordinary opportunities to engage in mutually beneficial cutting-edge research with NASA scientists and engineers. We are particularly intested in the application of technology to support healthcare applications.
We also collaborate with centers of excellence as Stanford University, UC Davis, UCLA, University of Illinois at Chicago and others.
Novel Healthcare Applications
iCare for Dementia Familty Caregivers
Investigation of an online program to support caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's in collaboration with Stanford University and the Alzheimer's Association, and funded by the National Institute on Aging.
Learn more about iCare
CWC Chinese Dementia Caregiving
Collaboration with Stanford University on research related to techniques for coping with the responsibilities and emotions of caring for an older adult relative with dementia.
Learn more about CWC Chinese Research
Reminiscence for Alzheimer Patients
Research on a new intervention called Therapeutic Old Memories to enhance the well-being of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease.
Info about Lifezig
Personal Digital Memories
Study on supporting individuals with cognitive disabilities with a computer program to store personal memories and improve their performance in learning, memorizing and social interaction.
Technology for Alzheimer's Care
Investigation of the application of technology for Alzheimer's care, skills training, and caregiving.
Featured Publications by Research Team
iCare online program for reducing caregiver distress
Kajiyama, B., Thompson, L. W., Eto-Iwase, T., Yamashita, M., Di Mario, J., Marian Tzuang, Y., & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2013). Exploring the effectiveness of an internet-based program for reducing caregiver distress using the iCare Stress Management e-Training Program. Aging & mental health, 17(5), 544-554.
DVD program to reduce stress in Chinese American dementia caregivers
Gallagher-Thompson, D., Wang, P-C., Liu, W., Cheung, V., Peng, R., China, D., & Thompson, L. W. (2010). Effectiveness of a psychoeducational skill training DVD program to reduce stress in Chinese American dementia caregivers. Aging and Mental Health, 14(3), 263-273.
Fotonovela for Reducing Depression and Stress in Latino Dementia Family Caregivers
Gallagher-Thompson, D., Tzuang, M., Hinton, L., Alvarez, P., Rengifo, J., Valverde, I., ... & Thompson, L. W. (2015). Effectiveness of a fotonovela for reducing depression and stress in Latino dementia family caregivers.Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, 29(2), 146-153.
Reminiscence Video for Dementia Patients
Kajiyama, B., Dib, L., Tymchuk, A., Boxer, A., Kixmiller, J., & Olinsky, C. (2007). Improving the Quality of Life for Caregivers and Care Recipients with Personalized Video Channels. Clinical Gerontologist 31(1), 95-100.
Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH)
Gallagher-Thompson, D., Coon, D., Solano, N. , Ambler, C., Rabinowitz, Y., & Thompson, L. (2003). Change in Indices of Distress Among Latino and Anglo Female Caregivers of Elderly Relatives With Dementia: Site-Specific Results From the REACH National Collaborative Study. The Gerontologist, 43(4), 580–591.
REACH II Investigators (alphabetical order: Belle, S.H., Burgio, L., Burns, R., Coon, D., Czaja, S., Gallagher-Thompson, D., Gitlin, L., Klinger, J., Koepke, K. M., Lee, C. C., Martindale-Adams, J., Nichols, L., Schulz, R., Stahl, S., Stevens, A., Winter, L. & Zhang, S.) (2006). Enhancing the quality of life of dementia caregivers from different ethnic or racial groups: A randomized, controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 145, 727-738.