Volunteers Needed for Research Study on Shoe Design

Boyer Biomechanics Lab
Boyer Biomechanics Lab

Researchers in the kinesiology department are seeking volunteer participants for a study on how different shoes change movement. 

Prospective participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Age 22-35 years
  • Be in good general health with a BMI less than 30 kg/m2
  • Have no history of major lower extremity surgery, injury or current joint pain

Participants will be asked to complete one visit to the lab. They will be asked to walk and stand in several different shoes while we measure how you walk, the activity of your muscles and the pressure pattern under your foot. There are also questionnaires about general health volunteers will need to complete. The study will take about 3 hours to complete. 

If interested, please contact the Boyer Biomechanics lab at boyerbiomech@kin.umass.edu or call 413-545-4421.