The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
College of Applied Health Sciences
Mobility and Fall Prevention Research Laboratory
Welcome to the Mobility and Fall Prevention Research Laboratory Website. Our laboratory is located at 10 Freer Hall, in the Department of Kinesiology & Community Health within the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The goal of the lab is to further our understanding of the volitional control of compensatory postural responses and contribute to the existing body of fall prevention research in older adults. We use state-of-the-art motion capture, equipment for biomechanical measures, and non-invasive brain imaging to simultaneously record movements and brain activity during functional whole body movements. Using interdisciplinary approaches, our lab examines the underlying behavioral and neural mechanisms underlying postural dysfunction in older adults with neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, to better identify potential behavioral and neural biomarkers of neurological disorders. Given the interdisciplinary nature of our work, our lab collaborates with colleagues in Medicine, Neuroscience, Physics, Engineering, and Kinesiology across the University of Illinois campus and other national universities and institutions.
I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or an interest in our program.
Dr. Manuel Hernandez