Research Projects

Group photo of LARRS team members

Selected Research Topics

  1. Driver’s Safety Institute to Improve Performance of Long Haul Truck Drivers
  2. Cognitive Workload Reflects Subliminal Cognitive Impairment in Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease
  3. Cognitive Effort in Breast Cancer Survivors
  4. Increased Cognitive Effort During Dual-tasking and Its Relationship with Falls in Parkinson's Disease
  5. The Eyes Have It: Use of Pupillometry to Assess Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis
  6. Eye-catching Measures of Cognitive Fatigability and Daytime Sleepiness in Multiple Sclerosis
  7. Development of a Low Cost Portable Driving Simulator

Current and Previous Funding (last three years)

Hannes Devos (Co-PI) and Abiodun Akinwuntan (Co-PI)
A Low Cost Portable Driving Simulator
IAMI Frontiers Trailblazer Award

Hannes Devos (Co-PI) and Jamie Myers (Co-PI), Abiodun Akinwuntan, Wendy He, Jennifer Klemp, Monica Kurylo, Melissa Mitchell, Anne O’Dea (Co-I)
Task-Evoked Pupillary Response: Assessment of Cognitive Effort for Breast Cancer Survivors
KU Cancer Center Pilot Grant

Hannes Devos (Co-PI) and Catherine Siengsukon (Co-PI)
Eye-Catching Measures of Cognitive Fatigability and Daytime Sleepiness in Multiple Sclerosis
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Research Fund

Hannes Devos (PI) and Sharon Lynch (Co-I)
The Eyes Have It: Evaluation of Cognition Through Pupillometry in Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Melike Kahya (PI) and Hannes Devos (Mentor)
Cognitive Workload During Cognitive-Motor Interference and its Predictive Accuracy of Falls in Parkinson’s Disease
NIH T-32 Kansas Training Program in Neurological and Rehabilitation Science

Melike Kahya (PI) and Hannes Devos (Mentor)
Cognitive Workload During Cognitive-Motor Interference and Its Predictive Accuracy of Falls in Parkinson’s Disease
Mabel A. Woodyard Fellowship in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Shelley Bhattacharya (Site PI), Abiodun Akinwuntan (Site Co-PI) and Hannes Devos (Co-I)
Driver’s Safety Institute to Improve Performance of Long Haul Truck Drivers
U.S. Department of Transportation

Hannes Devos (PI), William Brooks, Jeffrey Burns, Kathleen Gustafson, and Jonathan Mahnken (Co-I)
Cognitive Workload Reflects Subliminal Cognitive Impairment in Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease
KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Hannes Devos (PI) and Jamie Myers (Co-I)
Cognitive Effort in Breast Cancer Survivors
KU Medical Center Research Institute

Hannes Devos (PI)
Pupillary Response to Cognitive Workload in Parkinson’s disease
American Parkinson’s Disease Association

Abiodun Akinwuntan (Co-PI) and Hannes Devos (Co-PI)
Relationship Between Fall Risk and Driving Performance in Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Abiodun Akinwuntan (PI)
Virtual Reality Rehabilitation After Stroke
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Abiodun Akinwuntan (PI)
Assessment and Rehabilitation of Fitness-to-Drive in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Hannes Devos (PI)
Population-based Assessment of Fitness-to-Drive in Medical Conditions
VIAS Institute

Hannes Devos (PI)
Low Vision Rehabilitation for Drivers with Glaucoma
GRU James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute

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Activities and Updates

Two LARRS students presented their poster at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Section Meetings 2018 in New Orleans, La in February 2018. The poster by Melike Kahya and Kevin Williams is titled "Does Pupillometry Reflect Change in Postural Control: A Proof-of-Concept Study."

A proposal by LARRS co-directors Akinwuntan and Devos has been selected to receive funding from the Frontiers Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation Trailblazer program. Titled "A Low Cost Portable Driving Simulator," the proposal is supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award awarded to KU Medical Center from the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Akinwuntan and Devos from LARRS presented on driving simulation for drivers with medical conditions at the annual Transportation Research Board Conference.

Jamie Myers, Abiodun Akinwuntan, and Hannes Devos were awarded the KU Cancer Center Pilot Grant for their study "Task-Evoked Pupillary Response: Assessment of Cognitive Effort for Breast Cancer Survivors"

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