Carolin Curtze, PhD
Dr. Curtze's focuses on improving functional mobility and reducing falls in people with neurological dysfunction. The emphasis of her work is on concepts of dynamic stability and how Parkinson’s disease and antiparkinsonian medication affects postural control and dynamic stability during walking and turning. She develops new ways to quantify dynamic balance continuously during daily life using inertial sensors to reveal instability and fluctuations in sensorimotor control. Her goal is to improve rehabilitation approaches and optimize individualized patient care.
Advanced Biomechanics II, MATLAB
neuromechanics | gait | balance | turning | dynamic stability | inertial sensors | aging | Parkinson
Ph D, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, Medical Sciences, 2012
MS, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany, Sport Science , Psychology and German Studies , 2005
Curtze, Carolin, Nutt, J, Carlson-Kuhta, P, Mancini, M, Horak, F. 2015. Levodopa Is a Double-Edged Sword for Balance and Gait in People With Parkinson's Disease., Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society, 30, 10, 1361-70.
Fino, P, Horak, F, Curtze, Carolin. 2020. Inertial Sensor-Based Centripetal Acceleration as a Correlate for Lateral Margin of Stability During Walking and Turning., IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 28, 3, 629-636.
Shah, V, McNames, J, Mancini, M, Carlson-Kuhta, P, Nutt, J, El-Gohary, M, Lapidus, J, Horak, F, Curtze, Carolin. 2020. Digital Biomarkers of Mobility in Parkinson's Disease During Daily Living., Journal of Parkinson's disease, 10, 3, 1099-1111.