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GRANT PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

“Short-term High Variability Training to Enhance Gait in the Elderly”

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Eric G. James, Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Human Performance

Offering Agency:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)

Amount and Project Period:
$ 122,120 over 2 Years

Date Submitted:
November 15, 2013

Project Description:

The research proposal applies Differential Learning Theory (Schöllhorn, Mayer-Kress, Newell, & Michelbrink, 2009) to examine the possible short-term enhancement of gait in the elderly. Support for the experimental hypotheses will indicate high variability gait training as a possibly more effective form of training than traditional methods to enhance gait in the elderly. Possible implications of these findings are that high variability gait training could shorten the length and cost of gait interventions for the elderly.

 

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Please contact Prisci Roca Tipton at 956-882-5722 for more information related to this Grant Proposal Submission.

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