Study recruitment

We are recruiting participants who have little experience with surface electromyography (sEMG) to participate in a research study on telerobot performance (HIRB00011569). Participants will use a custom telerobot to perform an object manipulation task in a virtual environment. Your participation is entirely voluntary and would involve one approximately 60- to 90-minute session on the Homewood campus. Participants who complete the study will be compensated at a rate of $10/hour with an Amazon gift card.

If you are interested in learning more about this study, contact Kezi Li via email at Additionally, please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone else who may be interested in our study.

Eligibility criteria

  • Adult (over 18 years of age)
  • English-speaking
  • Normal upper-limb and hand function .
  • Right hand dominant [left hand dominant] (Note: will be specified at the time of recruitment)
  • Normal or corrected-to-normal close-range vision

You may direct any other questions or concerns to Professor Jeremy Brown at 410-516-6609 or the Johns Hopkins Homewood Institutional Review Board at 410-516-6580.

The researchers plan to use the data collected in this study to develop improved haptic feedback for telerobot operation. Your assistance in helping us meet our research goals would be greatly appreciated.