Boston Section Life Members Seminar

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The Musculoskeletal Control and Dynamics Lab at Stevens Institute of Technology has a mission to understand and improve movement mechanics during activities of daily living and athletic maneuvers. Dr. Antonia Zaferiou, Director of this lab, focuses current research on how people concurrently manage multiple mechanical objectives during complex and ecologically valid whole-body rotations. Working towards improving movement mechanics, her team and collaborators have been developing sound biofeedback to facilitate motor learning using “sonification”, which conveys movement measurements through musical cues and soundscapes in real-time. In this talk, she will describe how the lab is uncovering strategies older adults use to balance during turning while walking and developing adaptive sonified biofeedback to facilitate balance training. This research includes critical goals to (a) personalize biofeedback so that it partners and adapts with each older adult’s motor behavior and (b) compare turns in real-world environments to those performed inside the lab using wearable sensors.

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  • Date: 20 Apr 2022
  • Time: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Co-sponsored by Boston Section Technology and Engineering Management
  • Starts 22 March 2022 06:00 PM
  • Ends 20 April 2022 05:45 PM
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Dr. Antonia Zaferou of Stevens Institute of Technology


Designing Music Feedback to Tune Balance Strategies Used During Turns


Dr. Antonia Zaferiou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Zaferiou received her BE in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union and MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University of Southern California. After her doctoral studies, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan. Before joining Stevens Institute of Technology, she directed a biomechanics lab in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.