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.
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.
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.