Mechanisms of Balance Control during Locomotion

Mechanisms of Balance Control during Locomotion

Funding: National Science Foundation, German Research Foundation Description. Maintaining balance during locomotion is a complex task with requirements and constraints that change during the gait cycle. To understand the control actions employed by the central nervous...
Sub-Concussion and Balance Control

Sub-Concussion and Balance Control

Description. Sub-concussion is a cranial impact that does not lead to clinical symptoms. Current thinking views subconcussion as an under-recognized phenomenon that may cause measurable neurological injury. We have established an innovative human experimental paradigm...
Sensory Processing and Balance Control during Walking in CP

Sensory Processing and Balance Control during Walking in CP

Funding: Shriners Foundation Description. The goal of this project is to characterize neural control strategies underlying walking in children with cerebral palsy (CP) to inform the development of new therapeutic approaches.  Recent studies have suggested that a...
Balance During Obstacle Avoidance

Balance During Obstacle Avoidance

Description. Injuries from falls are a major public health issue. Falls often occur when the environment restricts the range of possible movements and drives the walking human out of the safety zone into less stable behavior. We use obstacles obstructing a walkway as...
Sensor Fusion for Balance Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Sensor Fusion for Balance Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Funding:  Shriners Foundation  Description:  Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a group of disorders affecting the development of movement and posture and is characterized by many functional impairments of which include poor balance, difficulties in gait and deterioration of...