Research Participants Needed

Students from Trinity are looking for MND clients to participate in research that might make every day online activities a little simpler.

Cathriona Dempsey, Yvonne Healy, David Spain and Rob Hurson are four BSc (Hons) Information Systems students from Trinity College Dublin, who are carrying out research in relation to their final year project. They aim to discover if devices usually used to play computer games could usefully control a computer when carrying out simple tasks like searching on Google or sending an email.

The reason they selected this topic is that a sister of one of the team was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in March 2014. They hope that their research will make a difference to her life, however small, and in turn benefit other people living with MND.

They would really appreciate if you could spare approximately one hour of your time, to carry out some fun and simple tasks on a selection of computer devices, and provide them with some feedback. They are happy to come to your home or they can provide a location if you’d prefer. The only requirement they have regarding the location is a table with a bit of space. In order to participate in this study, you must be over 18.

If you’re interested, they would love to hear from you. They aim to have all of their testing done by early February.

In order to participate please contact Cathriona Dempsey by emailing

Or call Cathriona on 086 1585032