Design principles and clinical application of a wearable vibration device for individuals with proprioception deficiency

Sense of limb position will be defected or deteriorated as a result of injuries to the nervous system or aging. This project will address the design principles and application of a wearable sensory assistive device with the goals of improving the sense of limb position in elder adults or individuals with stroke. A prototype of the device will be designed and its effects on brain activity and movement performance will be explored on healthy adults. The results of the experimental part of this project will provide a proof-of-concept basis for future clinical trials using this novel assistive device on special populations.

Niyousha Mortaza
Faculty Supervisor: 
Cheryl Glazebrook
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