Female Volunteers Wanted for Mammography Research Study

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Do you dread your annual mammogram? Are you tempted to avoid the whole uncomfortable ordeal? Do you wonder whether there will ever be “a better way”?

Enroll in our study and help identify new opportunities to make mammograms a more comfortable procedure.

This research aims to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze the stresses experienced by women during a mammogram procedure. The information gained will be used to identify strategies to help reduce mammogram discomfort. Participants will make a single visit to the GP Musculoskeletal System Modeling Lab on the UConn Storrs campus. The visit will take approximately 90 minutes.

Confidential participation in the study involves:

  • Undergoing a simulation of the compression portion of the mammogram procedure (No X-Ray!)
  • Data collection with electromyography (EMG), electrocardiogram (ECG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), Balance Control, and Grip Strength testing
  • Providing user-system feedback
  • Answering questionnaires

To participate in this study, you must be:

  • A woman between the ages of 20 and 70
  • Covid negative
  • Evidence of COVID vaccination history (at least 2 weeks from a second vacination)


$100 after completing the protocol

UConn IRB Protocol H20-0146

Principal Investigator: Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, Ph.D.,

Biomedical Engineering Department,

The GP Musculoskeletal System Modeling Lab, Room 215 and Room 213 C, 

Bronwell Bldg., 260 Glenbrook Rd., Storrs, CT

Email: Krystyna.Gielo-Perczak@uconn.edu

For more information, and to determine your eligibility for the study, please email  raghavi.shanmuganathan@uconn.edu

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