NYU Students were invited to submit a proposal to develop an innovative tool or resource that would enhance research, policy or lifestyle for older adults as their lifespan increases.

We are pleased to announce that the winning team plans to design a virtual reality system combined with a pressure-sensing walkway for clinicians to understand the underlying domain that leads to imbalance, by comparing balance parameters between rich and poor stimuli provided by various visual scenes. The  team will have access to up to $10,000 to build their product during the 19/20 academic year.

picture standing left to right Victoria Raveis, Bei Wu, Rufei Sheng, Zhu Wang, Joshua Chodosh

Left to Right - Victoria Raveis, Bei Wu, Rufei Sheng, Zhu Wang, Joshua Chodosh

Picture of Rufei Sheng and Zhu Wang

Rufei Sheng and Zhu Wang

The winning team members are: 

Zhu Wang | Tandon School of Engineering, Phd of Computer Science

Rufei Sheng | Tandon School of Engineering, Master of Urban Science and Progress 

Marta Gospodarek | Steinhardt,  Phd of Music and Performing Arts Professions

The team's faculty advisor is:

Anat Lubetzky | Steinhardt, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy