Volunteers Needed for Shoe Design Research Study

Researchers in the department of kinesiology are seeking volunteers for a study of how different shoes change how people move.

Prospective participants must meet the following criteria:

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

Participants will be asked to complete one visit to the lab, during which they will walk and stand in several different shoes while researchers take measurements. Volunteers will also complete general health questionnaires. The visit will take about three hours.

If interested, contact the Boyer biomechanics lab at boyerbiomech@kin.umass.edu or 413/545-4421.