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The goal of this study is to investigate how human neuromuscular responses in leg muscles to a sensory stimulus differ during different standing postures and during walking.
Do you meet the following criteria?
• You are between the ages of 18 and 35.
• You have no documented neurological impairment or musculoskeletal injuries.
• You can perform activities of daily living without arm or leg malfunction or pain.
• You have no implanted devices such as a cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator.
If so, you might qualify to participate in this research study.
The study will be conducted in the Movement and Cognitive Rehabilitation Science Laboratory in Bellmont Hall, Room 530. Participation involves two sessions, each lasting no longer than 2 hours. Parking will be provided. There will be no compensation for this study.
Participants will be asked to hold different steady seated and standing positions and will also walk on a treadmill, in all cases while receiving repeated mild, short electrical stimuli to a nerve near the right wrist. Individual muscle responses in both legs will be recorded.
This study will help to understand the normal neurological and neuromuscular function and may improve clinical rehabilitation of neurological disorders such as spinal cord injury and stroke.
This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Texas at Austin.
Participation in the study requires you not to consume depressants (medication, alcohol, etc. which affect brain function) for at least 24 hours before testing sessions.
Please note that we are committed to protecting you and ourselves from the pandemic crisis. We are strictly following the university-recommended guidelines and expect you to follow them as well. Here (Commitment to Protect Texas Together) is a link to learn about the guidelines and regulations in detail. Further instructions and a ‘COVID-19 Symptom Prescreening Form’ will be emailed to you when you volunteer, to ensure that your visit to the laboratory does no harm to your and our wellbeing.
Tuesday, March 30
Movement And Cognitive Rehabilitation Science, BEL530 Darrel. K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium (BELLMONT)