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04/04/18

UB Drone Research Study

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

UB Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and the Communicative Disorders & Sciences departments are currently looking for volunteers to participate in a collaborative study.

We are looking for participants who are:

  • 18-35 years old
  • Native English speakers
  • Not pregnant
  • Have normal hearing sensitivity

This research is being conducted to examine what levels of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or “drone”) noise are preferable and safe for human-UAV interactions. With these levels established and used as a reference, our team of engineers will design equipment for UAVs that will appropriately dampen the noise that they emit.

The research will consist of two steps and one optional third step. The first step is a hearing screening and the second is the research study. The optional step is an extension of the research study. We expect that the hearing screening and signing of the consent form will take approximately one hour. The research study portion is expected to take approximately two hours for a full experiment.  A small group of participants will be given the option to volunteer for a second experiment which will also take approximately two hours. The second experiment will take place during the summer.

 

Eligible participants (those who pass the hearing screening) who complete step two of the research will be paid $40.00 for their participation.  The small group of participants who are available to volunteer for a second experiment (step 3) will be paid an additional $40.00 for completion of participation in step 3.

 

Your participation in this research study is voluntary. You may choose not to enroll in this study.  If you are a student, there are no academic rewards for participating and no penalties for not participating.

 

More information regarding your participation in this study is available in the consent form document attached in this email.

 

If interested, please send an email to:

 

*****          DroneForBuffalo@gmail.com            *****

 

Please be sure to state your name and general availability for the hearing screening.