2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Psychology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Helen Bronte-Stewart, Neurology

Jordan will be investigating the role of augmented reality as a tool for teaching Parkinson’s Disease patients to regain rhythmicity in their movement. This disease deteriorates one’s capacity for coordinated, complex movements, and Jordan will be exploring how the augmented reality component in the Moving Through Glass program (developed for Google Glass in collaboration with Dance for PD and the Mark Morris Dance Group) could use external timing mechanisms to compensate for the loss of internal timing in PD patients.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2017:

The Effect of Augmented Reality on Gait in Parkinson’s Disease

Jordan Parker1, Johanna O’Day2, Russell Mendonca1, Chioma Anidi1, Helen Bronte-Stewart1
[Departments of Neurology & Neurological Sciences1 and Bioengineering2, Stanford University]