Neurological factors challenging bimanual motor control and treatment response in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. KU Leuven
Children with unilateral Cerebral Palsy (uCP) present with many sensorimotor deficits in their impaired arm, compromising effective use in daily life activities. Accurate motor control between both arms is vital in performing bimanual tasks. This proposal is triggered by the need to provide well-targeted treatment plans optimizing bimanual motor control, as such improving the child’s participation in daily life. Yet, bimanual motor control is ...
The aging population poses unprecedented challenges for society. Here, we will investigate age-related changes in the brain in relation to movement control. The basic premise is that age-related decreases in motor performance are associated with functional and structural changes in the brain. To achieve this goal, we will use a complementary multimodal imaging approach consisting of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography ...
A 3D musculoskeletal model of a horse developed with the primary goal of the study of motor control of the fore limbs during locomotion in horses. University of Antwerp
Compensatory mechanisms for motor control deficits in Parkinson's disease: understanding the relationship between cueing, cognition and underlying brain activity. KU Leuven
Training postural and gait balance control in children with Cerebral Palsy: associations between brain structural metrics and motor behavior KU Leuven
When an injury occurs to the developing brain, as in Cerebral Palsy (CP), children experience deficits in motor control. Poor postural control is a primary deficit in CP with a large impact on a child’s daily life, since it is crucial for gait and, thus, greatly affects the risk of falls. To improve their quality of life, adequate treatment is essential. However, the success of treatment greatly depends on the knowledge of the underlying ...
Sensorless load angle control dynamic stepping motor apllications Ghent University
Stepping motors are the most used electrical machines for low-power positioning. In this study, a estimator is proposed to estimate the load angle, also in more demanding stepping motor applications. The estimated feedback is used to optimize the postion control so that positioning tasks can be done as quickly as possible.
Diagnostics and recovery of motor function in children with traumatic brain injury: neural structure-function relationships regarding motor coordination. KU Leuven
Triggering motor memory consolidation in Parkinson’s disease: the effects of complex practice on brain activity during learning of postural and fine motor tasks KU Leuven
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by severe motor symptoms, including postural instability and upper limb dysfunction that are only partially alleviated by medication. PD is also a motor learning disease due to the degradation of the striatum, involved in the consolidation of motor memory. We showed earlier that motor practice improves writing deficits and that there is long term potential when it is applied in a focused manner. ...
Training postural and gait balance control in children with CerebralPalsy: associations between brain structural metrics and motorbehavior Ghent University
When an injury occurs to the developing brain, as in Cerebral Palsy (CP), children experience deficits
in motor control. Poor postural control is a primary deficit in CP with a large impact on a childU+2019s daily
life, since it is crucial for gait and, thus, greatly affects the risk of falls. To improve their quality of
life, adequate treatment is essential. However, the success of treatment greatly depends on the ...