Discovery and innovation are the cornerstones of an engineering education. Students in the Opus College of Engineering have opportunities to work alongside faculty who are pushing research frontiers in their fields — and to apply what they learn in class to real-world problems for the benefit of society.
Dr. Brian Schmit, Hammes Family Professor in the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a $3.34 million R01 research grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve walking, balance and community mobility in people with multiple sclerosis.
The project, “High-intensity, dynamic-stability gait training in people with multiple sclerosis,” is funded through the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research of NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The study will utilize a novel combination of high-intensity exercise on a treadmill that moves unexpectedly to improve balance and increase walking speed.