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The MAL has launched a study entitled “EMG modules as a novel biomarker of basal ganglia plasticity in Parkinson’s disease”. The study funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation aims to identify specific characteristics of muscle activity that could be linked to changes within the brain that are associated with Parkinson’s disease.

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Past Research Projects

Check out our previous research projects!

Fall detection using Home Robots

Home robots can enable caregivers with the ability to quickly make an assessment and intervene if an emergency event is detected. This can provide an additional layer for detecting false positives, which can lead to improve compliance. We are working towards the development of a fall detection system based on a combination sensor networks and home robots.

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Monitoring Motor Patterns of Epileptic Seizures Using Wearable Sensor Technologies

This study will evaluate the use of miniature wearable movement sensors attached to the body to monitor physical and physiological signals related to motor movements that accompany seizures of epilepsy patients who have been admitted to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for the purpose of monitoring their seizures. We will study patients who are likely [...]

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The Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Combined with Functional Task Training on Motor Recovery in Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors

Various approaches have been used by researchers to facilitate motor recovery in patients undergoing rehabilitation. Among others, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is of particular interest because of its ability to facilitate motor recovery and ease of use. It is our hypothesis that coupling transcranial direct current stimulation with functional task training will enhance the [...]

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