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.