X

Systematic Quantification of Systemic Blood Flow in Near Infrared Spectroscopy Brain Computer Interfaces in a Pediatric Context

Testing a Communication Device on Typically Developing Children

Summary

We invite you to take part in a research study to help develop a communication device for children with severe motor impairment.


Researcher(s)

Tom Chau, PhD, PEng

Participate in this study

We invite you to take part in a research study to help develop a communication device for children with severe motor impairment.

Who can participate

To participate in this study, you must be between the ages of 8 and 12 years old, be able to understand verbal commands in English, able to ride a stationary bicycle, and have no health issues that may adversely affect the measurements or ability to follow protocol, including neurological, psychological, cardiopulmonary, respiratory, drug or alcohol related conditions.

What's Involved

Participants will be asked to attend three sessions, each lasting approximately one hour long. During each session changes in brain activity will be recorded with NIRS. For part of the session, participants will be asked to pedal on a stationary bicycle. Forehead pads will measure scalp blood flow and a finger pad will measure heart rate. Participants will receive a small token of appreciation, a $25 gift card, and compensation for parking to thank them for their time after each session. 

Deadline

Recruiting until September 2017 or until 25 participants have been recruited.

Interested in participating

If you are interested in learning more about this study or participating, please see the attached flyer and contact Andrew Wong at 416-425-6220 x3270 or at.wong@mail.utoronto.ca with your interest, and he will get back to you shortly. Contacting us does not obligate you to participate in the study.

Funding Agency

Internal Funding



Learn more about this study




Please do not share any confidential information. The research team will contact you by phone or email to provide more details about this study.