Participants for study investigating whether light touch improves standing balance in adults with profound visual loss

17 October 2013

The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology are conducting a balance study investigating whether light touch improves standing balance in adults with profound visual loss. For this study we are looking for healthy adults aged between 40 and 60 years and fluent in English.

  • The study takes approximately 3 hours, including breaks. It includes balance testing using a force balance platform, some vision tests and a questionnaire on physical activity.
  • The study takes place at the BRC for Ophthalmology http://www.brcophthalmology.org/contact_us.aspx
  • There is no remuneration for taking part, although we can pay travel expenses up to £20

Please contact the following e-mail address if you are interested in taking part (please include "Light touch in Balance" in the subject line): aachal.kotecha@ucl.ac.uk, and we will forward you a participant information sheet.

This study has been approved by Camden and Islington Local Research Ethics committee and is sponsored by Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Aachal Kotecha PhD

Senior Research Associate, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology