The Bronte-Stewart Lab at Stanford University is seeking participants for the SPRING (Stanford Parkinson’s Research In Neuromodulation for Gait) Study. The SPRING Study aims to investigate the safety and feasibility of adaptive deep brain stimulation for impaired gait and freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease with the goal of advancing the development of patient-specific DBS therapy to improve quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s disease.
Participants for the study should be between the ages of 25 and 80 years old with a diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease that is accompanied by gait impairment and/or freezing of gait. The study requires 6 research visits, lasting 3 – 4 days each, and occurring every 3 – 4 months. Total time of participation in the study will span approximately 2 years. Interested participants should be willing to go OFF their normal medication regimen for the duration of each research visit.
For more information, contact the Bronte-Stewart Lab by email or phone (650) 723-6709.