Project SCORE: Music and Walking for Neurology
Type of Study/Intervention
Form of MS
Relapsing remitting MS/Secondary progressive MS/Primary progressive MS/Clinically isolated syndrome/Relapsing MS/People without MS
The proposed feasibility and validity project is the first part of a larger study which draws on expertise in physical rehabilitation and combines this with novel neurological music therapy technology; specifically, our team has developed a mobile software application (GotRhythm) that integrates wireless sensors to allow users to walk to their preferred music and has real world applications to monitor and assist users to normalise walking and facilitate exercise participation. We will establish the validity of our GotRhythm application in a control sample of healthy individuals and in persons who have mild to moderate disability as a result of MS or Parkinson’s disease. We will further apply GotRhythm comparing walking in persons with MS and Parkinson’s Disease to GotRhythm (using participants’ preferred motivational music) and silence.
You will be invited to attend Murdoch University, Perth, WA on two occasions one week apart
– Over 18 years of age
– English speaking
– Ability to walk continuously for 12 minutes, with or without a single walking aid.
A person with MS
A persons with Parkinson’s Disease
A person without MS or Parkinson’s Disease who has no other neurological conditions.
Not meeting the above inclusion criteria, or having another clinical condition impairing cognition or physical function.
Anticipated Start Date
Please contact the team at [email protected]
For further details please see the study website.
We suggest this study is most appropriate for persons living within comfortable driving distance of Perth
4 March 2021