Be a research participant!

Help us develop and test new rehabilitation interventions and technologies! A representative list of research currently being conducted in the lab is below. For more information, reach us at (617) 358-8100 or at gaitlab@bu.edu. 

All studies provide coverage for parking and transportation as needed!


Multi-modal evaluations of walking function after stroke

Participate in a study to investigate the relationship between the way that people move after a stroke and their level of disability. This study will help us identify ways to more accurately measure movement in people who have had a stroke. This study will provide us with new knowledge, which will help us to develop more effective treatments and technologies to help people who have had a stroke walk faster, farther, and with less effort. This study takes place at Boston University in Boston, MA. (see recruitment flyer)

Soft robotic exosuits for walking rehabilitation after stroke

Participate in a study testing the safety of a soft robotic suit designed to assist walking after stroke. This device is meant to be used during physical therapy sessions, where the goal is to help people who have had a stroke learn how to walk with a more natural gait. This study will help us learn how to use the device during rehabilitation. This study takes place at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, MA. (see recruitment flyer)

Development of soft robotic exosuits for walking assistance after stroke

Participate in a study focused on developing a soft robotic suit designed to help people who have had a stroke walk with a more natural gait. The suit is made from tight-fitting garments and cables that connect to the garments. To help a person who had a stroke walk, the cables are shortened at key points during walking. This causes the robotic suit to move your legs. This study takes place at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. (see recruitment flyer)

Graded exercise tests for individuals poststroke

The goal of this study is to measure cardiovascular capacity after stroke using a maximal effort test. This test will be conducted by trained professionals and will provide our research team with important information regarding exercise tolerance after stroke. This study takes place at Boston University in Boston, MA.