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...
TreadSense

TreadSense

Funding: National Institute of Aging Previous research investigating visual feedback and postural control has focused on static posture while subjects attempt to keep their center of pressure on a visual target on a computer screen. This method of application has been...

Multisensory Balance Training

Funding. The Erickson Foundation Description. Falls are known to be a major source of injury and accidental death in the elderly. Of the population over 65 years of age, one-third to one-half experience falls annually; of these, half do so repeatedly. Falls are the...
Decomposing the Control Loop for Upright Balance

Decomposing the Control Loop for Upright Balance

Funding. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Human upright bipedal stance is deceivingly complex. What appears to be a relatively simple behavior in healthy individuals is the function of a complex adaptive feedback control system that remains...

The Influence of Light Touch Contact on Human Postural Control

Funding. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Science Foundation Description. Imagine situations in which you cannot see very well, such as when you enter a darkened room or get up from bed at night to get a drink of water. In these...