Research Study: Virtual Balance Task in Children with Cerebral Palsy

IMG_0829Research study: How does feedback enhance learning of a virtual balance task in children with cerebral palsy?

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association has teamed with the Rehabilitation Games and Virtual Reality (ReGame-VR) laboratory at Northeastern University in Boston, MA to recruit children with cerebral palsy, aged 7-12 years, who can walk independently and have good attention skills. The children will take part in a virtual reality video game study.

Research Study Details from Northeastern University

We are exploring the effects of different types of feedback on learning a new balance task in a virtual environment. The study involves two, 1.5 hour visits to the lab within 1 week in which your child would use his/her body movements to play a virtual reality game while standing on a balance platform. Children will be placed in one of 3 groups, each of which will receive different types of verbal feedback. We are interested in how well this feedback helps children learn the practiced balance task, as well as differences between groups in performance of a new balance task at the second visit.

We will reimburse your parking or transit and your child will receive a 20$ gift card as a token of our appreciation for being in the study.

This study will help us understand how to design virtual reality video games that best promote learning of balance skills for children with cerebral palsy.

Research Study Contact Information


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