Disturbances in neural control of movement


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Title Disturbances in neural control of movement
Period 01 / 2005 - unknown
Status Current
Research number OND1325649
Data Supplier Website EMC


The long-term objective of our line of research is to unravel the pathophysiological mechanisms that underly various movement disorders. Our first goal is to validate the Cervico Ocular Reflex (COR) as a possible tool for evaluating multiple (minor) trauma to the cervical spine. The COR is the eye response evoked by passive neck rotation in the absence of visual or vestibular stimulation. The long term objective of this line of research is to know whether the COR can be a tool in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of multiple cervical spine lesions. Presently an age related effect on the COR has been found. The relation with clinical syndromes is being studied. A second project concerns the effects of Biofeedback on motor control in relation to Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). In cooperation with the faculty of Industrial Design from the Technical University Delft research on a tool for diagnosis and biofeed back training in RSI is now performed. The three staff members of this group (Kleinrensink, Stoeckart and Lange) are also involved in the Lowlands Institute of Surgical and applied Anatomy (LISA- Rotterdam). In this institute education and research in the field of gross anatomy related to surgery is initiated and performed. Research projects are: vascularisation of abdominal organs, repair of abdominal wall defects and (in cooperation with the faculty of Industrial Design TU Delft) the development of surgical instruments based on (functional) anatomical aspects.

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