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AVEED (Advanced Virtual Exercise Environment Device)

AVEED is an exercise device unlike any other commercial product providing virtual experiences. From its universal positioning and resistance control systems, it meets the demands of each user. RecTech, Lakeshore’s rehab engineering center that developed this equipment, is recruiting participants to test the device and provide feedback. 

This study is recruiting for two participant groups – one of stroke survivors and one of individuals with other types of physical disabilities. Compensation of $25 will be provided for completing the study.

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

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.


MENTOR is an 8-week wellness program that focuses on 3 areas of health: mindfulness, exercise, and nutrition. In addition to weekly classes aimed at improving the body, mind and spirit, participants will have the opportunity to meet with a Health Coach to discuss other areas of health. MENTOR will provide a variety of tools and resources including a $200 gift card at the conclusion of the program. This program is offered virtually and can be done at home.

For more information or to participate, email Amanda Jeter or call 205-403-5512.

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, email Alex Yates or call 205-403-5525.


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 Jennifer Howell or call 205-403-5509.