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Adapted Video Gaming

Do you like video games? We are currently recruiting participants between the ages of 18 and 75 to join a study using adapted gaming controllers.

Participants should have a lower extremity mobility disability (e.g. – gait deviation, balance issues and/or use an assistive device for mobility or balance) and be available to come on-site for one 1.5-2 hours of video game play.

Compensation of $50 will be provided for completing the study.

For more information or to participate, contact Amy Belcher at or 205-313-7432.

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Virtual Study Options

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M2M (Movement to Music)

M2M studies the effects of a 12-week rhythmic-based Movement-2-Music exercise program on health and fitness outcomes in people with neurological disabilities. People who enter the study will be asked to participate in either the 12-week M2M program or a waitlist control group. This study is for adults between the ages of 18 and 70 who have a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, Parkinson disease or cerebral palsy. Participants can be compensated up to $255 for completing the study. For more information or to participate, contact Lori Theriot or 205-313-7455.

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The purpose of this study is to test the effects of two 8-week remotely delivered tele-exercise programs: Movement-to-Music (M2M) and Standard Exercise Training (SET) on physical activity and quality of life outcomes in adults with spinal cord injury.

Participants will be randomly enrolled into one of three groups: an M2M intervention group, a SET intervention group, or a control group

For more information or to participate, email Amy Belcher or visit

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User Experience and Preferences of Exercise

The purpose of this study is to learn the needs and perspectives of user experience and preferences about using fitness facilities and their barriers regarding Universal Design of fitness facilities, programming, and equipment through a one-on-one interview. Participants will receive a $40 gift card after the completion of the one-on-one interview.

For more information or to participate, email Sangee Padalabalanarayanan or call 205-975-0550 .

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Universal Design in Fitness Facilities/Equipment Study

RecTech, Lakeshore’s rehab engineering center, is seeking fitness professionals or facility managers outside the state of Alabama with at least two years of experience in their position to participate in a study interview regarding the accessibility of their fitness facilities.

Participant answers will be kept confidential and will be used to recommend potential changes to universal design principles. You will be compensated for your time.

For more information or to participate, contact Beth Barstow at or 205-934-7321.

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SUPER HEALTH evaluates the effects of an exercise program on improving pain, fatigue, physical activity, and physical function. The exercise program will be delivered through a tablet app in the convenience of your home using exercise videos. You will be randomly assigned in either the 1) exercise group, 2) exercise with a social networking group or 3) control group. The program will be adapted to your specific needs and abilities. If you have difficulty walking as a means for exercise, you may be eligible. Participants receive study equipment valued up to $500. For more information or to participate, email Amy Belcher or call 205-313-7432.

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