Volunteer for a Study

Sit to Stand Study

We are researching the effect of aging and muscle fatigue on the neuromuscular postural. 

To be eligible for the study, you must:

  • Be 18 - 25 years old or older than 65 
  • Be physically healthy (no history of lower extremity orthopedic, neurological, vascular, or metabolic pathological disorders)

For more information or if you are interested in participating in the study, please contact Woohhoung Jeon

Spinal Cord Injury Study

We are researching the effect of electrical stimulation-assisted standing rehabilitation on individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury. 

Compensation: $ 20 

To be eligible for the study, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older 
  • Have an incomplete spinal cord injury (C5 – T12) 
  • Be at least six months post injury 

For more information or if you are interested in participating in the study, please contact Christina Mihova 

Knee Pain Mechanism Study

This study measures knee-surrounding muscle electrical activities with Electromyography and evaluates their balance. Our purpose is to investigate the mechanism underlying knee pain for future innovative therapies. The test takes about two hours and requires wearing shorts and running shoes.

Qualifications

  1. Your age is within 18-45 years old;
  2. If you feel pain in rest or exacerbated knee pain in at least two of the following activities: stair-ascent or descent, squatting, kneeling, prolonged sitting, jogging/running, hopping/jumping;
  3. Your knee pain did not result from traumatic dislocation or injury, and never received knee surgery;
  4. The pain lasts longer than two months,

All checked? Then you are in!

Contact

If you are interested, please contact Jong Wong at 737-781-1562, or through e-mail: zhongwangaustin@utexas.edu. All the experiments will be done in Bellmont Hall 546D and 342, the University of Texas at Austin. This study has been approved by The University of Texas at Austin Institutional Review Board.