This study is completed and is no longer accepting participants. Results will be announced in the coming months.
Participants wanted for study, $100 offered for participation.
This study will analyze the effect of outlet height on ease of use among people who use wheelchairs, aged 18-75. Participants will receive $100 for participating in the 1-hour study at NC State’s facility.
The study aims to improve understanding of optimal wall outlet height in hopes of informing building code. Most previous studies have been conducted using college students (most frequently young healthy males). By including wheelchair users, we wish to gain more representative sample of the population.
Study and Compensation
$100 will be given to individuals who participate in the study, which should take about 1 hour.
The participant will complete a brief survey, we will apply sensors (which are placed on the skin like Band-Aids) to the participant’s arm and back in order to measure muscle activity and exertion, and we will complete several tasks in order to evaluate strength and exertion while using various wall outlet heights.
All personal information will be kept confidential, and will not be shared with any person outside of the research team.
REDLab at the NC State Center for Universal Design at:
101 Leazar Hall
2230 Katherine Stinson Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695
(Near the intersection of Stinson and Boney Dr., click here for map)
Parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the study site. We will pay for the cost of parking in the lot.
In order to participate in the study, you must fit the following description:
- Use a wheelchair on regular, if not daily basis
- Age 18-75
Due to exertion involved in the study participants may not:
- Have uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Have injured hands, wrists, elbows or shoulders (must be able to safely manipulate things with hands and arms)
- Be pregnant
Dates and Times:
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.