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About Our Lab

The Gait and Brain Lab is a research facility at Parkwood Institute, London, Ontario. We specialize in ageing-related research, specifically looking at the interaction between one’s mobility and cognition as one ages. The Gait and Brain Lab’s mission is to integrate “Mobility and Cognition” as a new line of research to better understand and treat the epidemic of insidious disability in older people.


Gait and Brain Seminar

Save the Date!

Part 11 of the Gait and Brain Seminar Series at Western with international guest speaker Dr. Ervin Sejdic, PhD from The University of Pittsburgh’s Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biomedical Informatics Departments.

Date: Tuesday October 17th, 2017

Time: TBD

Location: Parkwood Institute, Main Building Room # F2-235

Topic: Engineering Human Gait.

Read more about our seminar series here.


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Current Research

You can accept the wrinkles—reluctantly and  you can handle the stronger eyeglass prescription. But one thing you don’t have to passively accept as you age is a lack of balance and mobility problems. Falls are a leading cause of injury for older adults. One in three seniors will experience a fall each year and half of them will fall more than once. Falls are the most preventable health risk to Canadian seniors.


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Research Opportunities

Do you have memory problems?
Do you have trouble remembering things?
Are you 65 years old or older?
Would you like to be part of a research study?

Interested older adults are invited to call to get information about participating in our research studies.

Our projects are looking at the relationship between walking and cognition (how you think and reason). If you have concerns about your memory, you are encouraged to call us and , if you meet certain criteria, you will be invited to take part in our research studies. You may then be invited to come to Parkwood Institute, part of St. Joseph’s Health Care London, and undergo a thorough assessment by our  trained professionals. As a part of the study, you will have a complete memory and mobility evaluation, which can be sent to your family physician if you wish.

If you are interested, please contact us today! info@gaitandbrain.com