Bangor University, supported by England Athletics, is conducting research on the reaction times of deaf and hearing athletes using different sensory stimuli. The project aims to inform the development of a standardised starting system (or systems) in track and field athletics for deaf and hearing athletes.
Bangor University is looking to recruit a number of experienced deaf sprint athletes to take part in the study. They are looking for deaf athletes aged 18-35 with 8 years of 100m sprinting experience to take part in a testing day in Manchester.
The testing day will involve participants completing a series of 30 sprint starts, where your reaction time will be measured and recorded. You will be tested under a number of different types of stimulus including light, sound and touch. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice each stimuli before testing begins.
The testing day will take place at Sportcity in Manchester and should take around 90 minutes.
If you are interested to find out more about the study and sign up to take part please contact Libby Steele from Bangor University for more information, ask any questions and to complete the required research paperwork.