The Individualized Stimulation to Improve Mobility (I-STIM) Study

Concerned about mobility, walking, and balance? Join a clinical trial using non-invasive brain stimulation. You may even be able to participate from home.

Join a Clinical Trial Exploring New Treatments to Improve Walking and Balance

Are you aged 60 or older and concerned about your mobility, walking, and balance?

The I-STIM Study at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research in Boston is seeking participants. I-STIM stands for Individualized Stimulation to Improve Mobility.

I-STIM Study Goals

The goal of the study is to determine whether non-invasive brain stimulation improves balance, walking, and memory in older adults.

I-STIM Study Participation Overview

The I-STIM Study involves:

  • Up to 27 visits over eight months
  • Balance, walking, and memory testing
  • 20 sessions of non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Optional MRI scans
  • Compensation of up to $510

Visits can take place in the comfort of your own home, or at the Marcus Institute’s Roslindale location. If you prefer to come to us, free parking and/or transportation can be provided.

How to Sign Up

If you’re interested in participating in the I-STIM Study, send us an email or call 617-971-5310.

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Study Faculty

View Marcus Institute researchers leading the I-STIM study.

Photo of Brad Manor, PhD, at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research in Boston, MA

Brad Manor, PhD

  • Associate Scientist
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Research Areas

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Physical Health and Function

Through the Marcus Institute’s research we are learning how older adults can maintain independence and quality of life.

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