Investigating the link between the central nervous system and human movement to optimize function and mobility
Here in the Neuroscience, Mobility and Balance Lab our research team focuses on:
- Understanding how the brain and other parts of the central nervous system control movements of the body.
- Translating this knowledge to help individuals improve their recovery after a neurological injury, such as a stroke.
- Understand the utility of wearable sensors to characterize activity and health measures in aging and neurodegenerative populations.
We interpret this information to help find ways to minimize age-related effects on movement control (such as reducing the risk of falling). We conduct research in university-based labs, in hospital-based labs and in the community using advanced measurement systems.
- Feb. 3, 2017
The Tool Kit for Assessing Human Balance and Mobility, developed by Dr. McIlroy, his colleagues, and the NiMBaL lab has been awarded funds for further testing and development.
- Jan. 19, 2017
Dr. McIlroy is the winner of the prestigious University of Waterloo Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision for 2016-2017. The award, established by the Graduate Studies Office and the Graduate Student Association, recognizes exemplary faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in graduate student supervision.