Volunteers are wanted to take part in a research project developed at the Vision and Eye Research Unit (VERU), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. This research investigates how human locomotion is affected by time constraints and visual conditions. Your participation will help us identify what aspects of gait are affected by these factors, and potentially help inform future assistive interventions.

You can take part in the study if the following criteria apply to you:

1)  Aged 65 years and older 
2)  Diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, or not having any eye disease (wearing glasses or contact lenses is OK for the study)

Taking part would involve one, approximately 2.5 hour visit, to the mobility lab in VERU. At the start of the session, you would participate in four non-invasive vision tests that you will have almost certainly encountered previously.

The main aspect of the research will then involve walking and negotiating obstacles in the lab whilst your movements are non-invasively tracked using a motion capture system and a head mounted eye-tracker. You will be asked to perform the experiment whilst being provided with various movement time feedback.

If you would like to participate please contact:

Dr Tjerk Zult PhD
Post-doctoral research fellow

Vision and Eye Research Unit
School of Medicine
Anglia Ruskin University
Phone: 01223698473 or email [email protected]