Understanding and predicting freezing of gait in Parkinson's Disease. [ 2014 - 2017 ]

Also known as: Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease

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Researchers: Prof Simon Lewis (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Philip Ward Dr Hamish Macdougall Prof Hung Nguyen

Brief description Freezing of Gait (FOG) affects half of all patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) with episodes causing the feet to feel glued to the ground leading to a significant falls risk. The mechanisms underlying FOG are not well understood and current treatments are usually ineffective. Combining brain wave recording, eye-tracking and functional brain scanning we will identify the changes that precipitate an episode of FOG allowing the development of a non-invasive device to prevent falls.

Funding Amount $AUD 380,580.96

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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