MOVCENTR: Creating an infrastructure and expertise to explore the mechanisms of human movement.
The research is focused on variability related to movement disorders. The scientists in the MOVCENTR use methods with many interacting parts to study the cause and effects of diseases. Through research, the creation of assistive devices, and nonlinear analysis, our scientists are able to study interventions and recommendations for rehabilitation processes and clinicians.
Phase II continues with a movement disorders research theme and introduces new research projects to the MOVCENTR. The evolution of new research projects allows further junior investigators the opportunity to independent researchers. This is done by using their current project data, expand on their hypothesis and specific aims, and apply for independent federal funding.
The Phase I projects consisted of six research projects, and 11 pilot projects. Four new projects have been proposed for Phase II. This will include new pilot projects and pilot project mechanisms.
The current four research projects are being carried out under the Center. These projects address different motor-related disorders and are led by junior investigators. The expertise of these junior investigators spans the continuum from engineering to physical therapy.