[games_access] study participants needed for Product development

sheryl Flynn sherylflynn at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 1 13:01:54 EDT 2011

Dear Group,

Our team is conducting research on video game design and development for rehabilitation.  We are looking for folks who might be interested in participating in focus groups, product testing, and usability testing.  If you are in the Los Angeles or Southern California area, and would like to participate, please contact us (see IRB approved web posting below).

IRB Study # A-16123i,ii,iii,  15594i,ii,iii 16595i, ii, iii 

PI: Sheryl Flynn PT, PhD

 Description:  The purpose of this research study is to learn more about how to design and develop video games for rehabilitation. The reason for collecting
 this information is to find ways to improve rehabilitation outcomes for specific groups of patients and their families. Information from focus groups (small group discussions about games), usability trials of games, and product testing will be used to develop better video games that can be used for rehabilitation purposes.  Approximately 300 participants will be enrolled in this project.

 Contact: Sheryl Flynn PT, PhD at 310-913-5707, sheryl at bluemarblegameco.com OR
 Bonnie Kennedy PhD, OTR/L at 626-607-7391, bonnielk at bluemarblegameco.com

 Requirements:  We are looking for 4 specific groups of people:  1) people with
 disability who are undergoing rehabilitation, 2) people with disability who have
 received rehabilitation in the past, 3) rehabilitation specialists (PTs, OTs,
 Speech, Psych, Physicians) and 4) family/caregivers, friends of people with

 The discussion in the focus group will be in English

 Time Commitment:  approximately 2 hours

 Compensation:  Each participant will receive $50.00 for their participation

 Thank you very much for your consideration.

~Sheryl Flynn PT, PhD


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