Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Diabetes Study using Virtual Reality seeks participants

Do you have Diabetes? 
Do you want to experience your diabetes related data in Virtual reality?

The University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics is looking for people with Type 2 Diabetes to participate in a research study. We will meet with you have you complete some questionnaires and then have you use a tablet computer and a virtual reality system to see/experience how well your blood sugar is under control, how blood sugar varies through the day, and what it might be like to have diabetic eye disease. 

The goal is to see how useful virtual reality is for educating people with Diabetes. We will meet with you, have you complete some questionnaires, and then have you use a tablet computer and a virtual reality system to see/experience how well your blood sugar is under control, how blood sugar varies throughout the day, and what it would be like to have diabetic eye disease.

The study will take 30-45 minutes, participants will be compensated with a $25 gift card.

Eligible participants are: 
  • 18 years old or older and 
  •  Have Type II Diabetes 
  •  but do NOT have diabetic eye disease. 
Please email: Bryan.Gibson@utah.edu or call 801-585-0929 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Bryan Gibson, DPT, PhD 
Assistant Professor 
Department of Biomedical Informatics 
University of Utah School of Medicine

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