Be a subject
We are currently recruiting able-bodied subjects for two studies. Both studies will take place in Reber building on the University Park campus. If you are interested in participating as a subject, email Dr. Martin at email@example.com.
Examining the Influence of Double Support Duration on Walking Gait
The study will take one hour or less, and requires walking on an instrumented treadmill at a comfortable speed while keeping time with a metronome and/or modifying the length and nature of your stride. We will be recording the forces under your feet and your leg movements using force transducers and infrared cameras. Our goal is to better understand the influence of healthy individuals’ double-support durations on their overall stride. This parameter has been known to change in older populations and those at heightened risk of suffering falls, and further insight into its influence may allow for better rehabilitative therapies and technologies to be developed for people experiencing mobility challenges. Participants for this study must be 18-40 years of age with a BMI under 30, and must be free of substantial visual impairment after correction or any other conditions that may impact gait or safety. You must also be able to walk for 15 minutes total without devices or handles. You will not be paid for your participation but you may return to look at your joint angles after the completion of your experiment if you want. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact one of the study team member: Dr. Anne Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org; 814-863-4114), Daniel Williams (email@example.com; 865-223-4647) or James Redmond (firstname.lastname@example.org; 484-919-4482). Study Flyer.
Measuring the long-range correlation in human joint-angle variability during walking
The study will take less than an hour and just involves walking on a treadmill at a comfortable speed while we record the forces under your feet and your leg movements. If you want, you may return to look at your joint angles after the completion of your experiment and gain knowledge about your walking gait. Participants for this study must be 18-40 years of age with a BMI under 30, free of conditions that may impact gait, and able to walk for 10 minutes without devices or handles. You will not be paid for your participation, but this study will lead to a better understanding of the role of variability in human gait, and may eventually help us identify people at risk for falls. We are currently only recruiting male subjects for this study. We anticipate conducting the study early next semester (late August-September 2017). If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact one of the study team member: Dr. Anne Martin (email@example.com; 814-863-4114) or Ernesto de Lemos (firstname.lastname@example.org; 305-987-1324). Study Flyer.
If you would like to receive emails when we are recruiting subjects to participate in one of our research studies as a subject, email Dr. Martin at email@example.com. The experiments generally involve walking on either a treadmill or over force plates while we use cameras to record how your legs move.