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Recruiting Adults Over 65 Years Old for Biomechanics Study at UQ

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With ageing comes changes in the way we perform daily movements, such as walking and balance. This is, in part, caused by changes in the strength and composition of our muscles and tendons.

In this study, researchers want to investigate how movement changes with ageing and whether a simple device, called an "exoskeleton", can improve muscle function to assist with walking and balance.

 

How to Participate in the Study

UQ is recruiting adults over 65 years of age. To be eligible you must be able to participate in 15 minutes of low-intensity exercise (i.e. walking) without an ambulatory assistive device.

Participants must also be comfortable with the placement of small sensors on their legs, to measure movement patterns during walking and balance tasks.

You will be reimbursed for your time with a $40 gift voucher and free reserved parking at UQ will be provided for the experiment.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form at the following link: https://forms.gle/kYbJUc8ySUHfWWBo6 or alternatively you can contact
Connor Clarke - c.a.clarke@uqconnect.edu.au or Jemima Po - j.po@uq.net.au (Research Assistants, Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab, UQ).

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