MyPaTH Story Booth 2.0
Interested in sharing your story about health, illness, or research? Patients and caregivers are needed to participate in a research study to help learn more about topics that are important to you and that may improve health and health care. Participation involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
All of Us wants at least one million people to join. Your participation can help shape the future of health for generations to come. People who join will share information. This might be about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. It might also be about family history and genes. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.
Survey on Transportation and Mobility Needs among People with Disabilities
Do you self-identify as having a disability that affects your mobility and/or use assistive devices? You may be eligible for a research study evaluating the usability of transportation services. The survey requires approximately 45 minutes for completion and can be accessed through any device that connects to the Internet, but it is optimized to be taken on a computer/desktop.
Project RACR: Promoting Resilience, Adjustment, and Community Reintegration after Spinal Cord Injury
Have you been diagnosed with spinal cord injury? If so, you may be able to take part in a research study to help engage in social activities as well as enhance emotional and physical health. Participation involves 9 in-person, telephone, or video visits for up to 3 months. Compensation is provided.
Comparing Lived Experiences Study
Are you African American, Black, or White non-Hispanic and have had a stroke? Did you receive care at UPMC Rehabilitation Institute inpatient rehabilitation facility? You may be eligible for a research study examining the health care experiences and perspectives of African American, Black, and White non-Hispanic individuals who have had a stroke and received inpatient rehabilitation.
Restoring Sensation after Arm Amputation
Are you an amputee with an amputation of one or both arms? Are you between 18 and 70? If so, you may be able to take part in a research study designed to develop new technologies that may improve prosthetic (artificial limb) control and reduce phantom limb pain. Compensation provided.
TTAS : Transtibial Socket Amputee Study
Do you have a below the knee amputation? Do you use a conventional socket prosthetic? You may be eligible for a research study to to develop a novel Socket Suspension System fit monitor. Compensation is provided.
Evaluation of MIRA
Are you an amputee with a forearm amputation or wrist disarticulation? Did your amputation occur at least one year ago? You may be eligible for a research study to evaluate a new method to control a robotic prosthetic hand. Compensation is provided.
Evaluation of Vision-Guided Shared Control for Assistive Robotics Manipulators
Are you an adult that use a power wheelchair as your primary means of mobility? You may be eligible for a research study to evaluate a new control method for a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm among powered wheelchair users. Compensation provided.
In-wheel Suspension Study for Manual Wheelchair Users
Do you have a spinal cord injury which occurred at least one year ago and use a manual wheelchair full time (30+ hours per week)? You may be able to participate in a study to examine how in-wheel suspension in manual wheelchairs changes vibrational exposure and how this impacts pain and fatigue. This study involves 2 in-person visits and 12-weeks of in-wheel suspension use. Compensation provided.
Spinal Cord Stimulation for the treatment of motor deficits in people with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Are you affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy? You may be able to participate in a research study using spinal cord stimulation (SCS), an approved clinical therapy for pain syndromes that do not respond to drugs. Unexpectedly, SCS has shown the ability to promote the recovery of leg motor function in people with complete motor paralysis in consequence of spinal cord injury years after injury.
A Sensorimotor Microelectrode Brain-Machine Interface
Do you have little or no ability to use your hands due to a cervical spinal cord injury, brainstem stroke, or spinal stroke? Are you aged 22-70? If so, you may be eligible to take part in a research study involving brain-machine interface (BMI) technology. BMI technology uses signals recorded from the brain to control devices such as a computer or a robotic limb. Compensation provided.