Aging and Geriatrics 2019 Projects

Project Title: Spinal electrical stimulation to enhance walking ability in elderly adults

Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. David Clark
Phone: 352-376-1611 x105244

Student: Brittany Raymond

Research Project Description:

The objective of this study is to establish the feasibility, preliminary efficacy, and variance of response for using transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) and textured shoe insoles to excite spinal locomotor circuits and enhance practice-related performance and retention on an obstacle walking task. Enhanced practice and retention effects will support future efforts to translate this approach into a longer term rehabilitation intervention.
This work is funded by the US Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service.
The medical student will assist in data collection, data analysis, and lab meetings.