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February 11, 2019

Research immerses HBCU undergrads in biomedical engineering

For Americans over 65, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death. With increases in average life expectancy, the importance of balance training methodologies and assistive technologies towards maintaining overall health, improving balance, as well as preventing falls, has significant societal relevance. The goal of this research is to gain new knowledge about how bodyweight supportive versus sensory training can improve one's balance to ultimately reduce the number of falls in older individuals.

The research in this episode was supported by NSF award #1700219, Investigating a new Generation of Assistive, Innovative Technologies (GAIT) for balance rehabilitation.

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