New work from our own PhD student Chang Liu on the relationship between spatiotemporal asymmetry and stability during walking. She was also awarded a De Luca travel award to attend World Congress of Biomechanics to present a follow-up to this study. Way to go!
Please join us in congratulating lab member Aram Kim for being awarded a Link Foundation fellowship and winning 1st place at the Dentistry Research Day for her work on learning and generalization of locomotor skills in VR. It's been an exciting couple of weeks in the lab!
Her new paper exploring the role of visual information about the lower extremities on visuomotor coordination during virtual obstacle negotiation just got published as well!
Join us tomorrow at noon in the Sullivan Center (CHP 157) to learn about Aram's dissertation plans to examine neural correlates of locomotor skill learning.
On Thursday, November 30th, Sungwoo Park defended his dissertation proposal and became our lab's first official Ph.D. candidate. Congratulations Sungwoo!
This past Saturday, Dr. Finley shared some of our recent work on the costs of asymmetry during healthy and hemiparetic walking with attendees at the Orange County Stroke Rehab Network's Annual Research Workshop.
Today we welcomed a group of visitors from the American Heart Association to the lab. We first explained how we use motion capture and other tools to analyze locomotor learning and then, our colleagues from the Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation Lab performed an interactive demonstration of one of the brain-computer interfaces that they are developing for people post-stroke.
Three of our lab members will be presenting posters at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. this year.
On Saturday from 1-5 pm at poster EE25, Dr. Finley will be sharing recent work on the energetic consequences of reducing step length asymmetry in people post-stroke. On Monday from 1-5 pm at posters NN13 and NN14, Aram Kim will present her work on learning and generalization of locomotor skills in virtual environments, and Sungwoo Park will present recent results on the regulation of dynamic balance during locomotor adaptation.
A new study from our group characterizing the biases introduced by the use of simplified center of estimates during walking and turning was recently published in Gait and Posture.
K.L. Havens, T. Mukherjee, J.M. Finley. (2018). Analysis of Biases in Dynamic Margins of Stability Introduced by the Use of Simplified Center of Mass Estimates during Walking and Turning. Gait and Posture. 59, 162-167.
We're excited to share our first bioRxiv preprint about the energetic consequences of reducing spatiotemporal asymmetry during gait in people post-stroke!
N. Sánchez and J.M. Finley (2017). Individual differences in locomotor function predict the capacity to reduce asymmetry and modify the energetic cost of walking post- stroke. bioRxiv.