Principal Investigators

    Prof Simon Lewis


    University of Sydney

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 254,989

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    Freezing of Gait (FOG) affects half of all patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) with episodes causing the feet to feel glued to the ground leading to a significant falls risk. The mechanisms underlying FOG are not well understood and current treatments are usually ineffective. Combining brain wave recording, eye-tracking and functional brain scanning we will identify the changes that precipitate an episode of FOG allowing the development of a non-invasive device to prevent falls.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Australia
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
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