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Two Research Volunteer Opportunities

This study evaluates a collaborative game through a robot-play mediator. It is for children with disabilities, aged 6-17 with upper-limb challenges, along with one of their siblings.  They can explore the exciting world of social robots. As a thank you, each family will receive a $20 gift card and children will take home a special 3D-printed toy. Plus, enjoy an exclusive SIRRL lab tour at the University of Waterloo to meet some amazing robots! Ready to dive into the future of play? Have questions or want to sign up? Email negin.azizi@uwaterloo.ca.


The purpose of this study is to understand how children develop hand-eye coordination and reading skills and how vision affects this development. Results from the study will help us develop better tools to assess visuomotor deficits and disorders in children.


Participants must be between 7-14 years experiencing difficulties with motor coordination.

They will receive a $25 gift card for participation.


Please contact Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo at eniechwi@uwaterloo.ca

Trish Coupal at 10:09 AM
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