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.

Intern: 
Kit Beyer
Faculty Supervisor: 
William McIlroy
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Ontario
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