iCAMP lab 1 (320x240) (320x240)
credit: Scott HolmesArray of iCAMP wearable technology

Led by Bijan Najafi, Ph.D., the Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP) is an interdisciplinary research and development collaboration that engages creative teams from vascular surgery, orthopedics, podiatry, nursing, geriatrics, and engineering at Baylor College of Medicine. iCAMP aims to improve stability, healing and mobility, worldwide. Specifically, they aim to enhance patient care as well as function, mobility and quality of life through increased emphasis on screening, diagnosis and prevention using simple and robust tools for human motion assessment. iCAMP’s unique approach to objective movement assessment affords novel healthcare delivery and personalized care especially for the elderly and patients with chronic conditions.

The group joined the department in December of last year and have already made remarkable strides, being awarded almost $1.5 Million in federal funding as of March 2016.

The group is currently working on several studies and clinical trials in which Dr. Najafi is the principal investigator or site principle investigator:

Upper Extremity Frailty Assessment Tool - funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Aging (NIA) SBIR Phase II. Total Baylor sub award: $413,426
Portable Device for Telecare Monitoring of Elderly People - funded by an NIH/NIA STTR Phase IIB. Total Baylor sub award: $540,501
Managing Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathy in Cancer Patients Using Exergaming - funded by an NIH R21 from National Cancer Institute (NCI). Total funding: $435,875
Wellbuilt for Wellbeing - funded by United States General Services Administration (GSA), Total Baylor sub award: $40,263 
Massive Weight Loss and Its Effect on Postural Stability and Fall Risks - funded by an NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) R03. Total Baylor sub award:  $22,748

See www.bcm.edu/icamp for the list of ongoing research at iCAMP.