LARRS activities and updates

photo of Hannes Devos (at left) with three others in front of a APDA conference banner

Along with other award recipients (above), lab director Hannes Devos presented the study progress on "Cognitive Workload in Parkinson’s disease" at the American Parkinson's Disease Association's Scientific Board Meeting on May 25, 2017 in Newark, N.J.

Ashwaan Uddin, B.S., summer LARRS student from the KU School of Medicine, was offered a T-32 Summer fellowship to work on pupillary responses in Parkinson’s disease. Congratulations!

Kevin Williams, first-year DPT student, was awarded a T-32 program summer training position to study cognitive workload while walking in Parkinson’s disease. Congratulations!

A manuscript co-authored by Hannes Devos, Ph.D., Abiodun Akinwuntan, Ph.D., and others has been published in the journal Behavioral Brain Research. Appearing in the March 30 issue, it explores the relationship between cognitive workload and cognitive impairments in individuals with Parkinson's disease.

LARRS members test EEG equipment:

lab team members test EEG equipment

Dean Akinwuntan tests the new VR treadmill in LARRS:

Dean Akinwuntan on the VR treadmill

Melike, graduate research assistant in LARRS, tests the remote eye tracker for our cognitive workload study:

lab team member working on computer

The LARRS was well-represented at the Student Research Forum April 5, 2017.

Melike at the podium during presentation

Melike presented "Pupillary Response to Task Complexity in Parkinson’s Disease."

Sanghee presenting his research

Sanghee presented "Comparison of Unsafe Driving across Medical Conditions," and Viswa presented "Effect of Cognitive Demand on Visual Field Performance in Senior Drivers with Glaucoma."

Devos collaborated with colleagues at Osaka University and Augusta University on a study exploring the use of virtual reality to diagnose neurodegenerative conditions. Abstract

On Dec. 13, Dean Akinwuntan presented the keynote lecture “Behind the Wheel” at the Young Stroke Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Devos presented “Driving in Dementia” at the PAIRS lecture series at KU Medical Center on Dec. 6.

Devos and Akinwuntan co-authored a paper on driving after concussion in the Journal of Neurotrauma.

Photo of the ACRM's NDNG executive committee
Devos has been elected treasurer and membership chair of the ACRM Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group.

“Determinants of On-road Driving in Multiple Sclerosis,” a paper co-authored by Devos and Akinwuntan, was recently published in the journal Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

On Nov. 1, LARRS co-directors presented a day-long workshop at the 2016 Progress in Rehabilitation Research of the American College of Rehabilitation Medicine in Chicago, Ill. Together with colleagues from the University of Iowa and Washington University, Devos and Akinwuntan led a session on methodologies to detect and assess driving impairments in patients with neurodegenerative conditions. Devos also presented in a symposium on therapies to improve cognition in patients with Parkinson’s disease, and he presented his recently conducted research in four platform communications.

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