Upper Limb Study

Dr. Steven Charles, PhD of Brigham Young University, is currently recruiting patients with essential tremor to participate in an experiment investigating the control of upper limb (shoulder, elbow and wrist) movements. The goal of this research is to better understand the movement impairments associated with essential tremor and improve assistive and rehabilitative devices for patients with this disorder.

Subjects who participate in our experiment will be asked to make a number of upper limb movements under different conditions, freely or in interaction with objects or a robot, while we record various movement characteristics such as motion, force, and/or muscle activity.

The experiment consists of one session lasting less than 2 hours, is completely non-invasive, and is performed in the research laboratory of Dr. Steven Charles, PhD, on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Only those who are 18 or older are eligible to participate.

If you are interested in participating in this experiment, please contact Steven Charles at skcharles@byu.edu or (801) 422-7369.