UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Participate in Research

Our work would not happen without the contribution of the many people who volunteer for our research.

Would you like to participate in a research study?

Our work would not happen without the contribution of the many people who volunteer for our research. At Aspire CREATe we are constantly running studies with volunteers, both patients and members of the public. You do not need to be a local patient. Unsure if you could take part? Just contact us. 

If you would like to be informed of all our research studies by email, please send a blank email to aspire-create-research-join@ucl.ac.uk. If you are connected directly to the UCL network, you can also subscribe through the mailing list homepage. Either way, you will receive a confirmation email.

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No longer recruiting

  • STIM2STAND (Closed May 2020)
  • Crowdbot online questionnaire (closed May 2019)
  • Robovox

Smartphone Accessibility Study

This aims to understand how smartphone users with a spinal cord injury use their functional abilities, such as hand or arm movement, or voice, in combination with assistive technology to interact with their smartphone. We would like to know if these methods meet your day-to-day activities, such as making and receiving phone calls and using social media. We hope to identify potential gaps where existing technology does not meet the user needs.

NEUROMOD: Using wearable stimulation devices to control bladder overactivity following spinal cord injury

We are investigating whether electrical stimulation can increase bladder capacity, decrease bladder pressures and decrease urine leakage in participants with SCI and bladder overactivity. Participants will use a smartphone app controlled wearable stimulation device during a single urodynamics experiment and then over a week in their daily lives to try and enable better bladder management.

Developing a mobile app to log triggers of spasticity

We are recruiting participants who suffer from spasticity, or who work with people with spasticity (clinicians or carers). If you take part, you will be asked to watch a short, instructional, video about a mobile app to log triggers of spasticity, and fill in a quick survey about it. The results of this study will help us  develop this app so that it is best suited for its end-users (people with spasticity).

(CULMINAte)-Correlates of Upper Limb Movements in Neural Activities

Volunteer participants who experience upper limb spasticity in their every day lives due to Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) are welcome to participate in our study.