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Research Opportunities

Current Projects

Integration of Competing Theoretical Models of Vestibular Involvement in Balance Control During Stair Negotiation

This project is evaluating current models of vestibular involvement in balance control during dynamic tasks.

Optimization of Electric Vestibular Stimulation Methodology

This series of projects is looking to improve how we administer such stimulation.

Vestibular Stochastic Resonance

This Series of studies is examining the efficacy of using an electric current as a balance aid.

Visual Contrast Enhancement of Fall Risk Reduction

This study is examining whether manipulation of the stairwell environment can reduce fall frequency.

Vestibular Autonomic Interaction During Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation

Examination of the autonomic effects of galvanic vestibular stimulation.

Recruitment and Training

Currently, we are actively recruiting graduate and undergraduate students to work on projects related to a variety of topics:

  • Vestibular Interventions in fall prevention
  • Vestibular involvement in Movement Transition
  • The influence of gravity on motion perception

If you are interested in getting involved, contact Dr. Dakin. Please note that availability within the lab is determined by the needs of the current projects.

Trainees and Applicants to work in the Neuromechanics lab will gain experience in areas related to:

  1. Neuroscience, Biomechanics and Human Physiology
  2. Data analysis and statistics
  3. Research methods
  4. Computer programming (Matlab, Labview, R)

The training received through working in the Neuromechanics lab will be directly relevant to job professions such as: Medicine, Physiotherapy, General Sciences, Academia, Biomedical Engineering, Data Sciences