Motion analysis for upper limb impairment (FULMA)
This study from the George Institute aims to develop a new technology that will capture and analyse upper limb movement, to help occupational therapists and physiotherapists conduct improved clinical assessments for people who have had a stroke.
You are invited to participate if you:
- have upper limb impairment because of a previous stroke more than 6 months ago; or
- have not had a previous stroke and do not have difficulties with upper limb movements.
The study will involve attending the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, at a convenient time which suits you and a researcher.
You will be asked to complete various tasks with your arms with a researcher while being recorded on video using the FULMA system.Your visit will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
Additionally you will also be asked to fill out a questionnaire which can be done prior to or at the beginning of your visit, which will take approximately 10–15 minutes.
Participants will be compensated $50 total for getting to and from the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick. For your time, you will also be given a $100 gift voucher to Myer/David Jones/Woolworths/Coles/other e-gift card.
Participants who have had a stroke will also be invited to participate in a later optional interview over videoconference with a researcher.
The interview will be informal, flexible and could take approximately 20–30 minutes and allow you to talk about your experiences and views. It will include questions about how you felt about joining and participating in the study, completing the assessments with the FULMA system, and how the system could be used in routine clinical care.
To express your interest or find out more, please contact the research team by email to FULMA@georgeinstitute.org.au