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
  • Pregnant
  • 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

(778) 782-5188


Eunice Kuatsjah 

(778) 385-6810