Research Study Recruitment

Field Validation of Wearables for Detecting Activity Patterns in Wheelchair Users
Principal Investigator: Dan Ding, PhD

Project Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the usability and accuracy of wearable devices for detecting physical activity patterns in manual wheelchair users in their natural environments (i.e., at home and in the community). You will be asked to use physical activity devices at home for 2-7 days. You will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the wearables devices at the end of the study. You will be compensated $25/day for your time.

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You may be eligible to participate if:

  • You are between 18-65 years old
  • You use a manual wheelchair full time and can independently propel
  • You are at least 1 year post-injury and you are medically stable
  • You live in the community

You will be asked to…

  • Make 2 lab visits
  • Wear/use activity monitors for 2-7 days
  • Provide daily feedback about your activity patterns

If you are interested in participating or learning more about the research study, please contact the clinical coordinator, Khara James, at 412-822-3700 or

Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Avenue, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 | (412) 822-3700 |