SMART research group focuses on
- developing and accessing smartphone-based technologies for balance and gait rehabilitation.
investigating the facilitation of fall recovery performance as a function of age, cognitive load, and alert parameters (body location and lead time).
quantitatively assessing fall recovery performance in response to unexpected trips and slips.
quantitatively assessing cortical activity during walking and balance tasks.
evaluating motor performance in older adults and people with neurological disorders.
Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research (CNBR)
Research is conducted in the Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research (CNBR), which is part of the National Center for Human Performance at the Texas Medical Center.
The CNBR brings together interdisciplinary research teams having expertise in engineering, physiology, clinical medicine, psychology, human factors, physics, mathematics, and computer science.