Rossio Motta-Ochoa completed her doctorate in cultural anthropology at the University of California, Davis. Her fields of specialization are Science and Technology Studies, medical anthropology, and person-centered anthropology. Her areas of interest are Assistive Technologies, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction. Currently, Dr. Motta-Ochoa is a postdoctoral fellow at the Biosignal Interaction and Personhood Technology Lab (BIAPT), under the supervision of Stefanie Blain-Moraes. Dr. Motta-Ochoa conducts ethnographic fieldwork about the effects of biomusic on the lives of those who can potentially benefit from it, such as individuals with dementia and their caregivers. She provides their viewpoints to inform decisions regarding the design of this technology.
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