Are you or your child aged 6, 8 or 13 years old?
Would you or your child be willing to take part in a study to help us understand what skills are needed for children to ride motorcycles safely?
No experience with motorcycles is needed and children will not be required to ride a motorcycle in this study.
What is the Child Development & Off-road Riding – A Pilot Study about?
The Child Development & Off-road Riding Study is looking at what skills are needed to ride a motorbike or dirt bike safely. This might include things like strength and balance, thinking quickly, decision making, judging distances and judging speeds. We would like to know which skills are important to which parts of riding, e.g. in cornering or braking or negotiating obstacles.
We have developed some new methods to assess these skills but we need to check that these methods work and provide information that is relevant to how children ride motorcycles.
NeuRA researchers are stepping up their research with the introduction of a new perturbation treadmill aimed at preventing falls and improving balance. What is a perturbation treadmill? A perturbation treadmill is a treadmill, like those in the gym, but with two belts instead of one. We can control the speed of each belt independently. Each foot is placed on a […]