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Ongoing Research Projects

Learn about the ongoing research projects for the Mobility and Falls Lab.

Safe Fall Project

Funded by the National Institutes of Health in September 2021, this project explores teaching older adults protective movements that reduce the impact force when they fall as a strategy to reduce fall-related injuries.

Fall Prevention in Individuals Who Utilize Wheelchairs

Role of Technology in Fall Prevention

Currently Funded Grant Awards

Mentor-based Rehabilitation Research Post-doctoral fellowship: Cognitive-Motor Interference Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis
Sponsor: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Minimizing Fall-Related Injury in Older Adults: A Motor Learning Approach
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities
Sponsor: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research / Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

Recent Publications

Hsieh KL, Frechette ML, Fanning J, Chen L, Griffin A and Sosnoff JJ (2022). The Developments and Iterations of a Mobile Technology-Based Fall Risk Health Application. Front. Digit. Health 4:828686. doi: 10.3389/fdgth.2022.828686

Mejía ST, Su TT, Lan Q, Zou A, Griffin A, Sosnoff JJ. The Context of Caring and Concern for Falling Differentiate Which Mobile Fall Technology Features Chinese Family Caregivers Find Most Important. J Appl Gerontol. 2022 Apr;41(4):1175-1185. doi: 10.1177/07334648211053857. Epub 2021 Dec 1. PMID: 34852205.

Morrison S, Armitano-Lago C, Rynders CA, Sosnoff JJ. Changes in trunk and head acceleration during the 6-minute walk test and its relation to falls risk for adults with multiple sclerosis. Exp Brain Res. 2022 Mar;240(3):927-939. doi: 10.1007/s00221-021-06296-1. Epub 2022 Jan 28. PMID: 35088117.

Zanotto T, Lynch SG, Hausdorff JM, Sosnoff JJ. Frailty in multiple sclerosis: A closer look at the deficit accumulation framework. Mult Scler. 2022 May;28(6):1000-1001. doi: 10.1177/13524585211061332. Epub 2021 Dec 21. PMID: 34931916.

Zanotto T, Galperin I, Mirelman A, Yehezkiyahu S, Estes J, Chen L, Regev K, Karni A, Schmitz-Hübsch T, Paul F, Lynch SG, Akinwuntan AE, Devos H, Hausdorff JM, Sosnoff JJ. Frailty and Falls in People Living With Multiple Sclerosis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Nov 24:S0003-9993(21)01576-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.10.025. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34838587.

Hsieh KL, Sosnoff JJ. A Motor Learning Approach to Reducing Fall-Related Injuries. J Mot Behav. 2021;53(5):663-667. doi: 10.1080/00222895.2020.1814195. Epub 2020 Sep 4. PMID: 32883190.

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