Healthy Volunteers

In addition to participating in research studies when you have a particular health condition, you can also participate in many as a healthy volunteer.

Often, healthy volunteers are used as a comparison to a similar person with a condition. This helps scientists understand differences and similarities in people and how diseases affect them differently.

Several such studies are listed below. If you are interested in participating, you may call the Clinical Trials Office or fill out our Volunteer Form and someone will contact you about potential studies of interest.

Healthy volunteers needed for stroke motor coordination study (IRB# 29390)

Status: Active



  • Robert Sainburg, Ph.D., Department of Neurology



Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center researchers are investigating whether bilateral-assist training can be used to improve motor coordination in the paretic arm of stroke patients.

Healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 85 are needed for this study as a control group.



What does participation involve?

  • Non-invasive baseline function tests
  • Two to three hours performing basic arm movements using a robotic device and a virtual reality game


Additional Study Details:

Compensation is available for time and travel.



Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 



Study director: Robert Sainburg, Ph.D., Department of Neurology

For more information call: Candice Chopick, 717-531-0003, x283146

To view the flier click here.



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