Studying the Effectiveness of Remote Transfer Training


Thank you for visiting our page on web-based transfer training! 

Research Opportunity:

We are trying to determine if a web-based training program is effective at improving transfer skills of wheelchair users. We are recruiting individuals for this research study that use a wheelchair for a majority of their mobility, can transfer independently and use a seated pivot transfer method.  You would not qualify for this study if you have pain that prohibits transferring, you use your lower limb muscles to transfer, or if you have a current pressure sore or a pressure sore in the last 3 months.

If you choose to participate, you will be asked questions about yourself, any pain you experience, and how you typically transfer. This information will help us better understand who is accessing the training. The training program is an hour long online module that can be started or stopped at any time. You will be compensated for your time for participating in this study.

You will not receive any direct benefit from participating in this study. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and whether you choose to participate or not to participate will not in any way affect your employment or relationship with the University of Pittsburgh.

If you are interested in participating in this research opportunity and would like more information, please click here.
Please note, at this time we can only enroll U.S. Citizens in the research study.

If you would like to access the training without being part of the research study, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact us directly at 330-383-3288 or