Research & Innovation

Antonia Zaferiou Receives $822,200 NSF CAREER Award

The grant will fund vital research to improve quality of life for older adults

Antonia Zaferiou

Dr. Antonia Zaferiou, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded an National Science Foundation CAREER Award in the amount of $822,200. Her project, entitled “Adaptive Sonification to Improve Balance During Everyday Mobility,” will use machine learning and wearable technology to identify balance and gait deficits in fall-prone older adults and to deliver personalized auditory biofeedback ("sonified biofeedback") designed to improve dynamic balance while walking.

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