Motion Analysis for the Upper Limb Impairment (FULMA)
Motion Analysis for the Upper Limb Impairment (FULMA) – The George Institute, University of Wollongong & Prince of Wales Hospital
Motion Analysis for the Upper Limb Impairment after Stroke (FULMA) is a study to develop a new technology which measures upper limb movement for people who have had a stroke. Volunteers are invited to participate in the study to help develop this exciting technology, which will help Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists improve their clinical assessments with stroke patients in the future.
The FULMA study involves experts from The George Institute for Global Health, the University of Wollongong and the Prince of Wales Hospital.
We are seeking participants who are/have:
- Adults (age ≥18 years)
- ≥6 months since your first-ever stroke
- Stable arm paresis (i.e., difficulty moving your arms) with some ability to extend the hand at the wrist and partially move the fingers and thumb
- Able to attend an hour long visit to the Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.
Participation in the study involves:
- Completion of a series of basic upper limb movements to be recorded by the laptop- based FULMA system.
- Travel to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick. Participants will receive a $50 travel voucher and $100 shopping voucher for their time.
Your involvement in the project aims to:
- Contribute to possible improvements with stroke assessment tasks for Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists
- Help develop new medical technology, which may eventually be available on smart, portable devices.
For more information, please call +61 2 8052 4500, or contact the George Institute research team at : FULMA@georgeinsitute.org.au
This project has been approved by the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Human Research Ethics Committee (email SESLHD-RSO@health.nsw.gov.au and reference 2022/ETH01871).