Physiology of Walking and Engineering Rehabilitation Laboratory
The Physiology of Walking & Engineering Rehabilitation (PoWER) Laboratory primarily focuses on how humans process/attend to sensory information, produce motor actions and learn new motor skills. The laboratory uses a blend of MEG/EEG neuroimaging and advanced biomechanical engineering analyses.The outcomes are directed at the development of new rehabilitative technologies and therapeutic approaches for improving the mobility of patients with developmental disabilities.
Secondarily, the laboratory has a major research arm that is dedicated towards understanding neurophysiological changes in aging adults with Down Syndrome. This research employs MEG brain imaging to identify new biomarkers that can be used to recognize the pre-clinical signs of dementia, and the assessment of new treatment approaches that are on the horizon for Alzheimer's disease.