Research Project C02

C02-1 Rehabilitation for postural/movement impairments using sensory intervention

Research Outline

To perform motion properly, various types of sensory input must be reflected in posture/motor control prior to or concomitantly with the motion. Thus, the motor impairment is not just a musculoskeletal problem and related to sensory problems. Therefore, motor impairment can be improved through sensory intervention. In posture/movement impairments, the temporal and spatial activity patterns of systemic muscles are impaired, and muscle synergy control may have abnormalities. It is not fully understood how muscle synergy control is altered in motor disorders. Moreover, while daily rehabilitation is an intervention for fast dynamics (FD), it remains to be elucidated what interventions provoke slow dynamics (SD) efficiently. This project aims to elucidate abnormal muscle synergy control in motor impairment and to propose new theories for rehabilitation.



Nobuhiko HAGA

Principal Investigator Nobuhiko Haga (Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Co-Investigator* Takashi Hanakawa (Director, NCNP)
Co-Investigator* Hiroshi Yokoi (Professor, The University of Electro-Communications)
Co-Investigator* Dai Owaki (Assistant Professor, Tohoku University)
Co-Investigator Akio Ishiguro (Professor, Tohoku University)
Co-Investigator Arito Yozu (Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Co-Investigator Masao Sugi (Associate Professor, The University of Electro-Communications)
Co-Investigator Kahori Kita (Assistant Professor, Chiba University)
Co-Investigator Shin-ichi Furuya (Associate Professor, Sophia University)
Co-Investigator Kazumasa Uehara (JSPS PD, NCNP)

* funded co-investigator