Clinical Movement Control and Rehabilitation
Applying advanced computational methods, we analyze the body movements of patients with neurological movement disorders. Goals of this work are to identify and to quantify disorder-specific or lesion-specific changes in movement patterns, including especially complex whole-body movements like gait or interactive tasks, and the diagnosis of preclinical symptoms of movement disorders. Our work addresses movement deficits associated with various neurological disorders, including cerebellar ataxia, Parkinson's disease, and apraxia. Another focus of this work is the investigation of motor adaptation and training effects in normal participants and during motor rehabilitation training for neurological patients.