Motor Control Research Lab

The MCRL is an interdisciplinary team with a common mission of using novel technologies to study human movement as a function of aging and impairment to promote functional independence and enhance quality of life.

We focus on mobility, balance, and gait as a function of aging and impairments to investigate the following: 

  • Risk, mechanisms and prevention of falls in people with neurological impairments 
  • How gait and balance are affected by neurological impairments
  • Cognitive motor interference in walking
  • Theoretical motor control
Our research participants include healthy adults of all ages, people with Multiple Sclerosis, people with Parkinson’s Disease, and stroke survivors. Our research focuses on how people’s everyday lives are affected by age and impairments. We are always looking for individuals age 18 and older who are interested in taking part in our research.


Interested in finding out more about being a research participant? Fill out our contact form below or call us at 217-244-7006 to find out more information.