There are a number of ongoing research projects that you might want to get involved in! These include:
1. Learning About Children's Pedestrian Behaviour
This project involves using a virtual reality system to study and understand how a child would cross a 'virtual' street while wearing a backpack. Children between the ages of 7-12 would be asked to visit our lab and cross a street safely through the use of virtual reality technology. Participants will wear 3-D goggles so that they experience simulated but highly realistic traffic conditions and carry their own backpack. Children have greatly enjoyed participating in similar virtual reality projects! As a thank you for participating, children will receive a $10.00 gift card, and parents will receive a $5.00 gift card. If you would like to learn more about this project, please give us a call or email us for more information.
2. Skateboard Park Focus Group
We are looking for about 20 skateboarders (regardless of level) to participate in a Discussion Group at the University of Guelph campus some weekend in January. The discussion will ask your opinions about using the different features of the skate park, and similar types of topics; there are no right or wrong answers we simply want to know your thoughts and opinions. The data gathered from the Discussion Groups will help us in developing recommendations for the design of future parks, so they are fun but also safe. We will serve snacks and drinks and take about 1 hour of your time. At the end you will receive a $10 gift card.
CDRU direct line: (519) 767-5033