Executive Director of OMNI
Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience, Dept of Biomedical Sciences Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine
Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Ohio University Athens, Ohio
Under the auspices of lead researcher, Brian Clark, a research study, Development of a Telemedicine Approach for the Treatment of MdDS, was conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. Support for this study was provided by donations to the MdDS Foundation.
This collaborative research effort was designed to develop and test a virtual reality (VR)-based device as an effective, portable, and inexpensive means for home treatment of MdDS.
Dr. Clark also received grant support from the MdDS Foundation to enable early clinical studies focused on MdDS. The results of Dr. Clark’s MdDS studies have been published in the peer-reviewed literature as follows:
Human Balance Laboratory
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
In 2012, clinical studies were conducted in the Human Balance Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Support for this clinical research was provided by the National Institutes of Health (Pilot Study on Mal de Debarquement; R21DC012162).
This study was completed and findings published in July 2014.
Chronic Illness Research Team (CIRT)
School of Psychology
University of East London
From 2010 through 2011, the Chronic Illness Research Team (CIRT) at the University of East London conducted three studies to better understand the impact of MdDS on the lives of patients. Findings were published in October 2014.