Current Pilot Projects
Research | Discovery | Innovation
Dr. Song-Young Park from the School of Health and Kinesiology in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, is a project awardee. His project is titled, Impacts of mitochondrial-targeted antioxidant on leg function, leg blood flow and skeletal muscle function in peripheral artery disease patients. The overall project goal is to elucidate the role of the vascular mitochondria in chronic lower extremity ischemia and to investigate the application of mitochondrial-targeted therapy in-vivo to improve vascular function and gait mechanics in patients with PAD.
Dr. Spyridon Mastorakis from the Department of Computer Science in the College of Information and Technology is a pilot project awardee. His project is titled, Edge of Computing for an Augmented Reality Framework to Improve Human Gait Variability focuses on augmented reality. One of his goals is to advance the understanding of the research community on how to enable the pervasive deployment of AR technologies in non-controlled (non-laboratory-based environments).