Movement Control

Human Development

Research involving human development focuses on factors that influence infant and child movement strategies. Recent studies that have examined influence of the home environment on locomotor acquisition, muscle activation patterns in infants learning to walk, and impact of wearing external support garmets on gait parameters.  

Motion Analysis

Research involving motion analysis incorporates computer generated image processing from high speed cameras and video. Many of our motion analysis research includes the integration of electromyography and force plates to examine kinematics and kinetic movement patterns. 

Small cameras
Ceiling camera
Feet sensors

Motor Control and Learning


Research in the area of motor control and learning includes the investigation of patients from various clinical populations. This includes patients who have been diagnosed with specific movement disorders, traumatic brain injuries, and those who have Parkinson's disease, autism, or have experienced a stroke. 

Sensorimotor Integration

Research involving sensorimotor integration encompasses the accumulation of sensory input from multiple sensory modalities. This includes but is not limited to, somatosensory stimulation, and visual and vestibular input. The goal of this research in this area of study is to specifically evaluate movement strategies of the body within a controlled environment.