December 3, 2017
We are currently recruiting UK based participants for further preliminary testing of our FRAME technology. These are not the main trials which will begin in 2018. We currently have a shortage of people with left sided facial palsy although we will need a few with right sided facial palsy too. We also need participants who do not have facial palsy so if you have friends and/or family that wish to accompany you they may be able to help too. Travel expenses will be paid.
To take part you must be over 18 and have had your facial palsy for at least 1 year or longer.
Suitable participants will have the following:
- Unilateral (one sided) facial palsy with synkinesis
- No facial surgery
- No Botox in the last 4 months
Dates for participation in the project are:
- Tuesday 12th December from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
- Friday 15th December 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
We require 30 minutes of your time, to help the developers of the FRAME rehabilitation programme understand the differences in how facial muscles move in people with facial palsy. They need to understand exactly what electrical activity is happening in synkinetic facial muscles and the difference between the injured and uninjured side of your face.
Participants will be asked to carry out a series of movements, e.g. forehead wrinkle, frown, open and closed mouth smile, and whistle, whilst wearing special goggles fitted with electrical sensors. Each movement will be repeated ten times so that we get good capture of the electrical activity which happens when movements are made.
The process is painless although the fitting of the goggles may be quite tight. All the electrical data will be anonymous and destroyed once analysed. Additional information we will need from you is your age and the length of time you have had facial palsy.
Sussex University, (Falmer Site), please follow the link http://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/directions/
To register your interest please complete the questionnaire. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. To be considered all candidates will need to complete a questionnaire. Thank you.
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