The MVRC uses state-of-the-art equipment and research techniques to study balance control and rehabilitate patients.

Below are the components of the MVRC facility:

The centerpiece of the MVRC is a spatially-immersive display setting called the BNAVE (Balance NAVE Automatic Virtual Environment).

Several environments have been developed to support the research and rehabilitation needs of the MVRC.

Types of Balance Studies
The major goal of the research performed at the MVRC is to study how people maintain their balance while standing as well as during walking.

Measures of Body Sway
The MVRC uses several methods for quantifying how people maintain balance, for example, by studying body sway.

Measures of eye movement
The MVRC runs many experiments to determine what people are looking at and how their eye movements change as they are moving through different environments.


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