Our faculty has been doing some amazing research this summer! Keep up to date with their latest projects.
Summer 2023 Grant Announcements
The University of Utah Department of Neurology is proud to announce three new grants as of July 2023:
Remote Sensing of Autonomic Function and Mobility Coupling Using Wearables to Monitor Recovery After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Melissa Cortez, DO, as well as Peter Fino, PhD, of the Health and Kinesiology Department and Leland Dibble, PhD, PT, of the Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Department, are seeking to develop a system to assess individuals who have persistent symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), such as concussions. They will monitor activity, heart rate, and other key indicators of mTBI using wearable at-home devices.
By combining data streams from these devices worn at home, these researchers believe they can identify individuals with persistent mTBI symptoms earlier and expedite rehabilitation when they show signs of atypical recovery. You can read more about this project here.