We are inviting participants between the ages of 5 and 75 who have difficulty walking due to stroke, spinal cord injury, or cerebral palsy, to take part in a study investigating the use of wearable assistive devices, like powered orthoses, to help people walk!

Where and when:

  • Participants will be asked to complete 2-6 visits, each lasting ~2-3 hours
  • The study visits will take place either at NAU’s Flagstaff campus or Phoenix Biomedical campus, depending on your proximity.
  • Please contact Dr. Zach Lerner (info below) to schedule visits

There is no cost, in fact you (or your) child we be compensated:

  • Participants will receive $25/hr, with a maximum of $100 per visit.
  • Participants will be provided $10 of travel compensation for every 25 miles traveled to the facility where the study will take place, with a maximum of $60.

What to expect?

  • We will fit you with a customized leg braces that will help you move
  • You will complete a gait analysis while walking with and without the device
  • We will measure your breathing, and muscle and brain activity
  • A licensed physical therapist will be on hand to provide assistance


Please contact Zach Lerner, Ph.D. to enroll in the study or for more information.

Email: Zachary.Lerner@nau.edu

Ph: 928-523-1787.