Participate

Quantitative assessment of control participants in Kinarm robot (DBMS-143-22), Dr. Stephen Scott – Primary Investigator

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study of sensory and motor functions. Your data provides us with understanding of how different kinds of motor skills are used for different situations in daily movements.   Volunteers with no known neurological or musculoskeletal disorders and who are over the age of 30 are invited to participate.

As a participant in this study, you are invited to perform an upper-arm motor tasks with Kinarm Lab robots.  The Kinarm Lab is located in KHSC – Kingston General Hospital Site on Connell 4 inside the WJ Henderson Centre for Patient Oriented Research.  To enter the hospital you must be fully vaccinated against COVID19.

Your participation will take approximately 1 hour to complete, with opportunity to participate in additional studies.  In appreciation of your time and involvement, you will receive a small monetary compensation of $15.

If you would like more information or would like to schedule a time to participate, please email or call Jordan at 613-533-6000 extension 74590 (miller.j@queensu.ca).

If you have any concerns about the privacy with this study please contact:   The Queen’s University Health Sciences and Affiliated Teaching Hospital Research Ethics Board (HSREB) at 1-844-535-2988 or email HSREB@queensu.ca.

Thank you for your interest in our studies!

 

What is involved?

As a volunteer, you come to a KINARM lab and are greeted by one of our trained operators. You will be seated in the KINARM robot and then perform a series of tasks similar to a simple video game. While you perform the task, the robot measures your movements and reactions. These measurements are recorded and saved to files on a computer.