Studies

For our research, we conduct human subject studies to analyze human behaviour and evaluate novel methodologies. Most studies require participants to interact with a robot. Participating in our studies is an excellent opportunity for individuals to learn more about our lab and research, and to interact with our cool robots!

All experiments are approved by a UBC Research Ethics Board.

You may also take a look at our past studies to get an idea of what we do in our lab. Currently recruiting studies are below.

You may also take a look at our past studies to get an idea of what we do in our lab. Currently recruiting studies are below.


 

Stroke Rehabilitation Research Study (People that had a stroke)

The Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CARIS) Laboratory and the Robotics for Rehabilitation Exercise and Assessment in Collaborative Health Care (RREACH) Laboratory are conducting this study, which aims to improve the way home-based physical therapy is delivered.

We are conducting a study on human reaching movements while holding two robotic devices in your hands.

We are seeking volunteers who are recovering from a stroke and who meet the following criteria:

  • Weakness on one side of the body as a result of a stroke.
  • Able to sit on a chair without arm rests, for 1 hour.
  • Ability to understand/follow directions and answer questions in English.

Participants will be asked to come to the UBC Point Grey Campus and perform a series of reaching exercises while holding two robotic devices in their hands (if you are not able to grasp them, we will provide you with an adjustable strap that will hold the robotic devices in place).

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The study will take approximately 2.0-2.5 hours. Volunteers will be required to complete a consent form before participating. All transportation expenses will be covered, and participants will be compensated financially for their time.

For more information, or to volunteer for this study, please contact:

Bulmaro Valdés

bulmaro.valdes@alumni.ubc.ca | 778-628-7056

Principal Investigator: Dr. Mike Van der Loos | Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, UBC

 

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