Neuroscience, Mobility and Balance Lab
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. 24, 2021
Congratulations to Mark Laylor (PhD candidate)!
Last week Mark Laylor won "Best Overall Presentation" for the Neuroscience 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. In the 3MT competition, Mark presented his doctoral research, "Stimulating stability: The brain and balance control", in 3 minutes and using a single slide!
We are working on getting a recording of this presentation and will upload when available! Well done Mark and all other competitors!
- 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.