Current Research Projects

ISPGR World Congress 2019

Dr. Jaclyn Caccese and Dr. John Jeka flew to Edinburgh, Scotland. Jaclyn presented her poster titled “Dynamic reweighting of three modalities for sensor fusion after repetitive head impact” at the International Society of Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR World Congress 2019). Although...

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Cheers to Dr.J!!

Last Fall (2018), Dr. John Jeka was a Keynote Speaker inside the Smolenice Castle – Bratislava, Slovakia! Yes, he did his keynote titled: “Temporally coordinated mechanisms of balance control during walking” in a castle!  The 8th Posture Symposium was organized by the Center of...

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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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