Researchers from The Human Engineering Research Laboratories at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System are looking for wheeled mobility device users (males and females), age 7 or older in the Pittsburgh area to participate in a 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.
The research study will involve a visit of approximately 1.5 hours. Participants will be compensated $50 for completing the study. Participation is voluntary and all information collected will be kept confidential. If you are interested in participating or learning more about the study contact the following clinical coordinators: Annmarie Kelleher or Stocy Eckstein at (412) 822-3700. The study is sponsored by the U.S. Access Board and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.