Non-invasive Sensory Aids to Optimize Spatial Awareness
We are interested in developing non-invasive methods that can be used in patient and healthy populations to optimize spatial awareness and balance performance. These include: Transcutaneous Electro-Cortical Therapy (TECT), vibrotactile feedback, and tongue electro-tactile feedback. A Computerized Dynamic Posturography is one of the research platforms that we use to pursue this line of research.
Moderate Exercise to Optimize Cognition, Sensorimotor and Cardiovascular Health
We are pursuing the use of moderate exercise on treadmill and cycle desks to optimize cognitive and sensorimotor performance. Autonomic physiology measures are also incorporated these studies to examine changes in brain blood flow, including transcranial Doppler, blood pressure, heart rate and end-tidal CO2. Future studies will further validate our concept of Adaptive Threshold Training to promote conditioning level of activity using wearable motion sensor technology.
Sensorimotor Learning and Adaptation Paradigms
In addition to assessing sensorimotor adaptation of astronauts, our laboratory uses a variety of visual distortion lenses while navigating functional mobility tasks to study mechanisms of adaptation, as well as predictors of adaptability.
Motion Simulators and Gaming
Mars rover, driving and flight simulators
Specialized Tests for Measuring Visual-Vestibular Function