Biomedical Technology for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease
We are inviting people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) to participate in a research study to examine the effect of Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation (GVS) on gait.
GVS is a process of sending specific electric messages to a nerve in the ear, by placing non-invasive electrodes behind the ear. Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG), accelerometry, and simulated walking environment system will be used for data collection.
Who can participate in this study?
- Age between 35-85 years
- Diagnosed with PD or Parkinsonism
- Experience PD symptoms e.g. freezing, slow movements, etc
Who should not participate in this study?
- Have heart conditions including using a pacemaker
- Have any neurological disorder like stroke, seizure, epilepsy, acquired brain injury
- Have any history of ear or vestibular disorder
- Currently enrolled in any other research study involving drugs or devices
Study will run for approximately 2 hours and participant will receive $25 for time compensation.
If you are interested, please contact:
MENRVA Research Group