ArmSense

ArmSense

Description. Parkinson’s disease (PD) leads to progressive movement problems that affect safety and independence, including slow walking and movement, short shuffling steps, tremor, rigidity, and balance loss. These problems may be exacerbated by sensory or...

Posters

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Peripheral and Central Postural Disorders

Peripheral and Central Postural Disorders

Funding: The National Institute of Aging Impaired balance control may arise from neurological problems such as loss of inner ear (vestibular) function. Deficits in one sensory system can also affect how intact sensory systems contribute to postural control. For...

Presentations and Posters

Thompson E., Agada P., Wright W.G. & Jeka J. (2016, February). Encouraging larger movements outside of physical therapy: pilot research with a new vibratory-feedback device to retrain gait in people with Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented at the Combined...
Peripheral and Central Postural Disorders

Multisensory Integration and Human Postural Control

Funding: National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Science Foundation Description: Standing upright on two legs is a complicated control problem for the nervous system. Humans never stand perfectly still and small muscular corrections are...

Genetic Basis for Vestibular Dysfunction

Funding: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders Description. In collaboration with Dr. Steve Roth, we studied individuals who have lost vestibular function due to gentamicin therapy to determine whether there is an underlying genetic basis for such loss. The...

The Interaction of Sensory Information, Posture, and Locomotion

Funding: The National Science Foundation Description. We investigated how multisensory information Is used to stabilize the gait cycle by stimulating walking subjects with multiple forms of sensory information, including visual, vestibular and proprioceptive....