Thursday, December 3, 2009

IRB Approval

As the project evaluator, I'm very happy to announce that the WiiCane project received official IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval on November 24. This means that we are able to move forward to collect data on adult participants and on children age 6 and above. IRB approval is necessary for all research using human participants, to certify that the research meets ethical standards for human subjects testing. Our data collection will begin on December 8.

After we have collected data on children age 6 and above, we will refine our procedure for testing children ages 3-5 and submit our preliminary findings to the IRB for approval to test in that age group.

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