Our research aims to understand how the brain functions to move the body in the world. We use advanced neuroimaging to explore neural mechanisms like neuroplasticity, with task performance measures of kinematics and electromyography, to learn how the brain controls community mobility. Ultimately, the lab aims to improve mobility outcomes and maximize quality of life for people after stroke.
Neurophysiology and Neuroplasticity
The aim of these research projects are to incorporate brain measures to understand how we move in the world. Under this stream, we ask physiological questions like “How does the brain control mobility?”, and neuroplasticity questions like, “Does rehabilitation change physiology?” This stream taps into Dr. Peters' expertise in functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electroencephalogram (EEG) to examine how neural function links with lower extremity task performance in healthy adults and after stroke.
Personalized Mobility Rehab
Under this research stream, the lab seeks to maximize mobility outcomes through personalized mobility by developing, refining, and implementing mobility protocols, telehealth applications, and community exercise programs.