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Improving Walking Using Virtual Reality-based (VR) Treadmill Training in TBI

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of VR-based treadmill training on walking ability. Researchers are also examining changes in thinking ability and brain activity as a result of the VR-based treadmill training.

Participants complete walking, sitting, and standing tests using Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS). fNIRS is a technique that uses infrared light to detect changes in blood level in the brain while a person performs a task. 

Actively Recruiting
Yes
Duration

Participation lasts approximately 4 weeks, including 10 training visits (up to 1 hour each), 1 consenting visit, and 2 data collection visits (up to 5 hours each). 

Inclusion Criteria
  • Individuals aged 18-35 diagnosed with TBI
  • at least 6 months post injury
  • able to tolerate upright standing for up to 30 minutes
  • have stable blood pressure.
Compensation

Participants who complete the study receive $100. 

Research Categories
Traumatic Brain Injury
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