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:

  1. Understanding how the brain and other parts of the central nervous system control movements of the body.
  2. Translating this knowledge to help individuals improve their recovery after a neurological injury, such as a stroke.
  3.  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. 

  1. Mar. 30, 2021Looking back on 1 year of working from home

    With 2020 came an onset of chaos and uncontrollable events, many of which will stick with us for decades to come.  Among the mess of a global pandemic some people at NIMBAL will remember 2020 for different (hopefully more positive milestones!) reasons! Here are some of the notable milestones that a few of our graduate students have experienced:

  2. Feb. 24, 2021Mark Laylor wins 3MT Neuroscience Competition!

    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!

  3. Feb. 3, 2017From the lab, to the community

    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.

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