Mobility Research Studies

 

Role of Parietal Cortex in Walking, Cognitive Function, and Fatigue in Healthy and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Participants 

This study examines activity in the brain as a person steps over obstacles while walking and is provided feedback of their performance. We are also looking at how the brain and muscles act when a person is fatigued.

Key Study Criteria (other criteria may apply)

Healthy individuals or individuals with MS aged 18-64; right-handed

Time Commitment

3 sessions over 2 weeks

Compensation

$210

Study Involves

Navigating different virtual obstacles while walking on a treadmill; EEG and fNIRS recordings


 

Evaluation of a Computerized Biofeedback Based Intervention to Improve Postural Control and Remedy Balance Dysfunction in Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Including Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) (flyer)

This study assesses the ability to sense small changes in movement under an individual’s feet while standing and determines if a computerized balance program can improve balance.

Key Study Criteria (other criteria may apply)

Individuals with ABI or TBI: Aged 18-65; able to stand unsupported for 5 minutes; at least 6 months post injury

Healthy Controls: Aged 18-65; able to stand unsupported for 5 minutes

Time Commitment

Intervention group (ABI or TBI): 20 visits over 8 weeks

Non-intervention group & Healthy Control group: 3-4 visits over 8 weeks

Compensation

Intervention Group: $300 for testing visits, additional $400 for completing training intervention ($700 total)

Non-intervention Group: $300 total for testing visits

Healthy Control Group: $200 total for testing visits

Study Involves

Medical evaluation including walking & balance assessments, balance training sessions (intervention group only)

 

 

Additional inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply. Contact ResearchStudies@KesslerFoundation.org for more information.

 

 

This listing was last updated on 6/8/2018.