Meet Our Scientific Advisors and Research Partners
SMARTfit is conducting clinical study activity in several high value areas within the medical market where SMARTfit’s unique value proposition which includes Baseline Measurement, Custom Protocol Development and Session/Progress Reporting in both Diagnostic and Treatment pathways promises to offer patients meaningful gains in quality of life measures.
Systems have recently been installed at Rancho Los Amigos and Keck Hospitals where multiple studies are either in process or planned. Using these results, staff at Rancho, under the supervision of Dr. Charles Liu, plan to assist with developing cinical protocols for treating multiple conditions.
Human nervous system functions invariably involve a combination of cognitive and motor components.
I am extremely intrigued and optimistic that SMARTfit will prove to be an exceptionally effective and important tool that combines cognitive and motor training in unique and endless combinations to address a multitude of indications within the athletic and medical realms.
Charles Y. Liu, PhD, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Biomedical Engineering USC Director, USC Neurorestoration Center
Everything in Parkinson’s research points to the need for combining cognitive challenges with physical activities – I cannot think of a better way to do that than with SMARTfit.
Beth Fisher, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy Director, Neuroplasticity and Imaging Laboratory Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California
SMARTfit takes the focus of the player off the mechanics and moves it to the external, forcing the brain to solve two problems at the same time. This solves the big missing part in rehab because we want carryover onto the field. SMARTfit is a great tool to test if this is happening before they return to play.
Christopher Powers, PhD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA
USC professor, Director, Biokinesiology Program, Co-Director, Biomechanics Research Lab
“I think that positioning SMARTfit as a key medical device will potentially open up many applications. In particular, I am very interested in exploring applications to promote the rehabilitation of children with motor and cognitive impairments.
This will definitely require some thoughts to first move forward with the easiest applications and then with a more inte-grated plan, when there will be a better understanding of the uncountable developments that SMARTfit allows.”
Fabio Macciardi, MD, PhD
Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Psychiatry, Psychiatry & Human Behavior School of Medicine
Phillip D. Tomporowski, PhD
Professor, Department of Kinesiology (Exercise Science Programs)
Martin Teicher, MD, PhD
McLean Hospital Title:Director, Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program
Harvard Medical School Title: Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Russ Romano MA, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer at University of Southern California