Sep 11, 2013
Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Independent Wheelchair Transfers in the Built Environment: How Transfer Setup Impacts Performance
You may be eligible to participate if:
- You are 7 years of age or older
- You use a wheelchair (manual or power) or scooter as your primary means of mobility
- You can perform independent transfers to/from your mobility device
The Human Engineering Research Laboratories is looking for wheeled mobility device users (males and females), age 7 or older to participate in a research
study on the impact of transfer setup on hand positioning during independent transfers. Participation includes completing a questionnaire, recording body
measurements, and assessing strength, ability to reach, and transferring from the wheeled mobility device to a different surface. This study is funded in part
by the U.S. Access Board.
This research study will involve a visit of approximately 1.5 hours.
You will be compensated $50 for completing the study.
Participation is voluntary and all information collected will be kept strictly confidential.
Principal Investigators: Alicia Koontz, PhD & Rory Cooper, PhD
If you are interested in participating or learning more about the study, please contact our Clinical Coordinators: Annmarie Kelleher or Stacy Eckstein at (412) 822-3700.
Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
6425 Penn Avenue, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15206