Developing the Microsoft HoloLens for cognitive-motor dual-tasking.

People living with a disease or injury that affects their brain face daily challenges related to impaired cognitive function – including memory, reasoning, planning, and problem solving – and motor function particularly during tasks that concurrently challenge cognitive and motor function, such as grocery shopping, navigating new or busy environments, or simply having a conversation while walking. This project will develop and evaluate a tool that uses a mixed-reality headset, the Microsoft HoloLens, to combine challenging and controlled cognitive and motor tasks in a manner similar to these naturally-occurring daily challenges. This tool will improve our ability to assess and train cognitive and motor function in people living with disease or injury that affects the brain.

Kit Beyer
Faculty Supervisor: 
William McIlroy
Partner University: