Research Interests & Current Projects

Wii participants 

 

The current project in the biomechanics lab investigates the effectiveness of the Wii Fit Balance exercise on Standing Balance and Gait Mechanics in the elderly. Participants train on the Wii Fit Balance exercises for 12 sessions over a 4 week time period to work on their balance ability. Undergraduate research students are responsible for testing the participants' balance abitlity by measuring the movement of the center of pressure of the body during standing. The students also examine the participants walking mechanics to see if the balance training had an effect on walking velocity, stride length, stide rate, trunk lean, and foot clearance.