Research Projects

Selected Research Topics

  1. Pupillary Response to Cognitive Workload in Parkinson’s Disease.
  2. Population-based Assessment of Fitness-to-Drive across Medical Conditions
  3. Performance-based Visual Field Testing in Drivers with Glaucoma
  4. Association between Falls Risk and Unsafe Driving in Multiple Sclerosis
  5. Driving after Concussion: When is it Safe to Resume Driving after Symptoms Resolve?

Current and Previous Funding (last three years)

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

Abiodun Akinwuntan 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
Belgian Road Safety Institute

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

Hannes Devos (Co-PI)
Driving after Concussion: When is it Safe to Return to Driving?
University of Georgia Seed Grant

Hannes Devos (PI)
Performance-based Visual Field Testing to Detect Driving Impairments in Individuals with Glaucoma
Fight for Sight / Prevent Blindness America Public Health Award

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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.

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.

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

lab team member working on computer

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