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University of Southern California, Locomotor Control Lab

The purpose of this study is to understand how people control walking and balance. We are looking for healthy older adults who are interested in joining the study. This study requires two separate visits to the lab. Participation involves having small sticky markers placed on your arms and legs so a computer can detect your movements. You will walk on a normal treadmill for several bouts of 5 - 15 minutes in duration for a total of about 45 minutes. Breaks will be included between each block and each visit should take approximately 2-3 hours. We will also perform clinical assessments of balance and walking ability.

You will be compensated for participation in this study.

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About University of Southern California, Locomotor Control Lab


1540 Alcazar St., Los Angeles, CA 90033, US

Mission Statement

In the USC Locomotor Control Lab, we seek to understand how walking is controlled and adapted in both the healthy and injured neuromuscular system.


Locomotor Control Lab has developed models and experiments based on principles of neuroscience, biomechanics, engineering, and exercise physiology to identify the factors that guide locomotor learning and rehabilitation. Ultimately, the goal of our work is to design novel and effective interventions to improve walking ability in individuals with damage to the nervous system.

Computers & Technology
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


1540 Alcazar St.Los Angeles, CA 90033




  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 40
  • 2-3 hours per visit
  • Do not have the following conditions: X Uncontrolled hypertension X History of neurological disorders or head trauma X Orthopedic or pain conditions that limit walking ability X Asthma that interferes with physical activity

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