Title of PhD: Optimizing Individualized Practice for Age-Related Sensory and Motor Deficits
Supervisors: Chris Miall, Alan Wing, Michael Grey
The project is targeted at developing a method of robot-assisted practice which is optimised according to individual performances in an elderly population. The aim is to achieve this by looking at sensory perception and basic physiological differences between older and younger adults to develop causal relationships with motor performance. Using the knowledge gained from these experiments, it will then be possible to modify training interventions to target the areas of greatest weakness and maximise recovery.