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...
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...
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...