Earable Movement Study – Volunteers required

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We are developing novel on-ear wearable devices to analyse features of movement patterns in the real world. We aim to develop new ways to understand movement and daily function in healthy individuals and those with different movement, neurological, and balance disorders. By looking at early indicators of a person’s physical condition we hope to better understand the effects of new treatments and rehabilitation practices to make tangible differences patients’ daily living. By understanding the movement of the head with our novel on-ear wearable, it will help translate current clinical tests into at-home equivalents to better understand the progression of these conditions.

We are currently recruiting healthy typically functioning participants (of all ages and backgrounds) as well as patients with known movement, balance, or joint disorders into the study.

This study will involve the placement of markers on your body similar to the motion capture used in Hollywood and wearing headphone-like sensors. You will then be asked to perform a number of tasks such as walking, sitting, standing, and reaching for an object. We ask all participants to wear shorts and a t-shirt.

For full details of the study please download our participant information sheet:
PDF icon Participant Information Sheet

Please contact Terry Fawden at with any questions regarding the study.

Participants will be reimbursed £12 for their participation in the study. This study is supported by the Meniere’s Society and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and is approved by the Cambridge University Hospital’s Trust (IRAS ID: 314921)


Please enter Clinic 9 of Addenbrooke’s Hospital, which is on the left of the Outpatient’s entrance (as seen in the image below) 15 min before your appointment time. A member of our team will be there to greet you prior to your movement scan.

Cambridge Clinical Movement Laboratory, Cambridge University Hospital, Hills Road, Clinical Movement Lab Clinic 9, Box 120, Cambridge CB2 0QQ

Posted on 06/02/2024