Sensorimotor control across the lifespan

Request for Participation

The University of Adelaide are currently running a set of experiments investigating hand eye coordination across the lifespan.

They are seeking participants aged 60 years and above to participate an experiment conducted at the University of Adelaide. The experiment will involve making reaching movement towards a touch screen monitor where a target will be displayed. In this project we will be tracking your eye movements and hand movements with special cameras and sensors while you are sitting in front of the computer. 

Participants should have;

  • Normal/ corrected to normal vision with no previous history of eye disease (For example Macular degeneration or Glaucoma). Normal glasses and reading glasses are fine. 
  • No previous history of motor neuron disease and be generally healthy.
  • No previous history of laser eye surgery. 

The experiment itself takes approximately 45 mins to complete with a number of breaks throughout the procedure. Refreshments (Tea, Coffee and biscuits) will be on hand during the breaks.

They are able to compensate participants for costs that may be incurred during travel to The University of Adelaide. This can include fees for parking in and around the campus.

They are flexible in the time and date you can nominate to participate (usually either morning or afternoon) and the researcher is happy to meet you outside of the university (such as the Art Gallery) if you are unsure of the location of the room.

Participants are also encouraged to bring their normal reading glasses if they usually wear glasses for viewing the computer. Single vision glasses are most appropriate for the system set up. They are also happy for participants to come in together; however there is only one set up at this point so please bring some reading material while between testing.

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Please contact Ms Jessica O'Rielly (jessica.orielly@adelaide.edu.au) for more information or to arrange a suitable time.