Current Research Projects

Congrats to our new PhD. Tyler!

On the first week of April 2019, Tyler Feltrow has successfully defended his dissertation. His dissertation title was “Control of balance during locomotion” and the goal of his research was to provide a basic understanding of how the healthy human nervous system regulates balance to...

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Congrats to our new Ph.D. Fernando!

On the last week of March 2019, Fernando Vanderlinde dos Santos has successfully defended his dissertation titled “The Effect of Repetitive Head impacts on Sensory Reweighting and Human Balance”.  The purpose of his experiment was to gain an understanding of how prolonged repetitive...

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Sub-Concussion and Balance Control

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 using soccer heading to induce mild mechanical stress on brain tissue that is indicative of commonly experienced stress levels in humans experienced during sports/recreational activities. The long-term goal of this project is to investigate potential mechanisms underlying brain injury due to mild mechanical impact.

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TreadSense profiled by radio news station WTOP.

Dr. Jeka and some of his research team, Eric Anson, Peter Agada (both Kinesiology Graduate Students) and Joseph Owen (Undergraduate in Computer Science) were interviewed by a reporter from WTOP 103.5 FM radio about their Treadsense invention. It is currently installed at Washington Adventist...

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