Looking for People Interested in Giving Feedback on Functional Electrical Stimulation Devices

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University Health Network - REL Lab

Interviewing future end-users and clinicians regarding wearable functional electrical stimulation devices

Toronto Rehab researchers are looking for individuals interested in participating in a study which will identify users’ needs and opinions toward new smart garments that will deliver functional electrical stimulation (FES).

The study will involve attending a presentation about garments (shirt, stockings) embedding electrodes that can activate upper limbs and lower-limbs muscle. You would participate in a discussion taped with a microphone about your perception of these garments. Paper questionnaires will also be filled in.

It will be one time visit, lasting approximately 3 hours.

Please respond if:

1. You are an adult (>18 years old), fluent in English and without severe depression or psychiatric disease.

2. You had a stroke or a spinal cord injury (SCI) more than one year ago, and are paralyzed, fully or in part, in the leg(s) and/or arm(s).

OR

You are health care professionals (physiotherapist, occupational therapist, nurses…) experienced in rehabilitation of people with SCI and/or stroke.

OR

You are the main care-giver of a relative (parent, partner, or child) who is paralyzed and dependent because of a stroke or a SCI.

Session location: Lyndhurst Centre, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto.

Reimbursement will be provided for transportation.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Milos Popovic

Interested?
Call Bastien Moineau at 416-597-3422 extension 6213;
or e-mail him at bastien.moineau@uhn.ca

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