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Researchers at the University of Toledo invite adults and children aged 6-35 to participate in a study that looks at the way people explore and learn in virtual reality (VR). Study participants are eligible to receive a $100 gift card for their time. 

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What to know about this study:

How do I know if I (or my child) can participate?

To be eligible to participate...

  • You must be between 6 and 35 years old.

  • Your front 6 teeth must be healthy and stable (not loose).

  • You must be able to read and speak English.

  • You must not have a fixed dental or orthodontic appliance.

  • You must not have a disorder involving limited blood flow, a history of frostbite or sensitivity to extreme cold.


Participating in this study.

  • This study will be completed in two study sessions on the main campus of the University of Toledo.

  • Participation will take approximately one hour.

What will I (or my child) do?

  • You will submerge your hand in cold water.

  • You will be fitted with a mouthpiece that will blow puffs of air on your teeth.

  • Play a VR game that takes place on a completely new and different planet.


This study is approved by the Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Protection (IRB) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).

If you have questions or concerns about this study, you can contact the Social Health Lab at the University of Toledo at (419) 823-7667. 

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