Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Participants wanted for a Computer Research Project

Researchers from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington are planning to do a study measuring how different computer input devices affect how people use computers. We hope the results of this study will help us evaluate the ergonomic aptitude of current designs and potentially lead to the identification of additional design modifications to further promote effective ergonomics and health.

The duration of the study is going to range from 2 to 4 hours (closer to 2 hours). During the experiment, we will ask you to use and evaluate keyboards; measure muscle activity with electromyography, typing forces with a force platform, preference questionnaires and comfort questionnaires.

All of these measurements are non-invasive and minimal risk. If you do decide to participate, you will be compensated $20/hr for your time. This money will be paid in cash.

Taking part in this study is voluntary. If you are interested in participating in the study or just want more information, please contact Jay Kim, project coordinator, at 206-543-4727 or via the email address listed below.

*Please note that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information sent by e-mail

Thank you.

Jeong Ho (Jay) Kim, PhD candidate, MS
University of Washington
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100; Seattle, WA 98105
E-mail: jhkim01@uw.edu
Phone: (206)-543-4727