Current Recruitment

Home-based virtual reality study! We are recruiting children aged 8-14 years in the Boston area until the end of June.

 In this study, we want to learn about how to measure children’s motivation and engagement while they are learning a new skill in an immersive virtual environment displayed in a virtual reality (VR) headset. VR headsets are used in rehabilitation and educational settings. We are testing new questionnaires that measure how motivated and engaged children are when they are learning new skills in VR. This project will help us to understand whether these are good measures of motivation and engagement in immersive virtual environments. This knowledge will assist in future studies designed to enhance the effectiveness of virtual environments as a learning tool for children and youth.

The study will take place via Zoom in your home, and we will drop off and pick up the VR headset.

Please click here to access more information and register for this study!

In-person virtual reality study! We are recruiting children aged 8-14 years in the Boston area until the end of April.

We have created a task in virtual reality that involves learning to bounce a virtual ball consecutively on a virtual racket. The task has 10 levels of difficulty. We are doing this study to help us understand how children perform on this virtual task as it increases in difficulty. We are also interested in learning about how children react to a challenging new task in virtual reality.

Please click here for more information and to register!

If neither study interests you, please click here to confidentially share your contact info so that we can get in touch with you about potential future study participation!