Volunteers with Parkinson's disease needed for walking study

Adults 18-85 years old who have Parkinson's disease are needed to participate in a research study at the Motion Analysis Lab at Kennedy Krieger Institute aimed at determining how noninvasive brain stimulation can understand patients with Parkinson's. The study involves having small sticky markers placed on your arms and legs so a computer can detect your movements as you stand, walk on the floor, and walk on a treadmill. You will also receive two forms of noninvasive brain stimulation called transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). We will also quickly test how you move and feel with a brief neurological exam. There are no medical benefits or significant risks to you for participating in the study. You will be asked to come to the lab for an initial screening visit, then six separate additional visits, each separated by approximately one week. You will be paid $325 for participation in this study.

For further information, please contact the Motion Analysis Lab at motionlabkki@gmail.com or call the lab at 443-923-2716.

Amy J. Bastian, PhD, principal investigator, IRB protocol number: IRB00052263. Sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.