How to Participate

Research Participants Invited

The Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Lab is always looking for motivated individuals to participate in our research studies. Research participants are invited to the Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Lab at the Stanford Movement Disorders Center located at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center.

Trial number: NCT04043403
The SPRING study aims to investigate the safety and feasibility of adaptive deep brain stimulation (aDBS) for impaired gait and freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease with the Medtronic Percept PC and RC system. Research testing occurs over multiple half-days or full days and includes behavioral kinematic tests such as: repetitive alternating finger-tapping task, stepping in place task, and turning-and-barrier course task.

The QDG or Quantitative Digitography study aims to upgrade and validate a portable computerized keyboard for quantifying movement in people who have difficulty with movement and/or symptoms of neurological disease using a finger-tapping task. Research testing occurs over hour long visits at which both healthy controls and participants with PD perform a series of finger-tapping tasks and answer questionnaires.  

The ADRC study aims to investigate the patterns of degeneration of brain structures that may underlie cognitive and cognitive-motor symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia with Lewy bodies. Participation would require four research visits, which include completing cognitive, neuropsychological, and mobility assessments, and an MRI scan.

We are currently recruiting research participants diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease (SPRING and QDG) and freezing of gait (SPRING) as well as healthy controls with no neurological symptoms or disease (QDG only).

Contact Us

If you are interested in participating or learning more about any of the research studies, please contact:



(650) 723-6709


Stanford Movement Disorders
Stanford Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Stanford University