Dr. Stucky’s Human Touch Study
Over the last year, I have been involved in designing and coordinating a study to investigate the effects of the Human Touch chair on physiology. The study will incorporate objective scientific questionnaires and measurable components such as blood pressure, surface EMG (sEMG) and thermographic evaluation to give insight into the effects of the Human Touch chair. The trial study is intended to provide initial data in a randomized fashion.
The study will include 30 people that have not used Human Touch products in the past. Each participant will be required to undergo a pre-evaluation and screening process prior to the two week study, which will consist of four 15-minute sessions. During each visit, the participant’s blood pressure will be taken before and after the 15-minute session. After the participant has completed their fourth and final session, a post-evaluation will be conducted. sEMG and thermographic data will be utilized to conduct pre and post-evaluations that will include graphical representation of the resting muscle tone. I am looking to this collection of functional data to give rise to important parameters that could show an effective scientific model of the benefit in using Human Touch products. It will also give rise to creating larger and wider spread condition-based and population-based approaches.
This is a great task to add 30 new people to my thriving practice. My staff has designed the flow and continues to take care of the practice needs and demands.
Check back soon for a follow-up blog post that will provide an update to the progress and completion of this study.