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Down Syndrome Dynamic Harness Study

Down Syndrome Dynamic Harness Study

This study aims to explore the effects of Partial Body Weight Support (PBWS) within an enriched play environment for infants with Down Syndrome (DS), who are not yet walking, to better understand how PWBS may impact their mobility; exploration; and overall activity level.

Participant Eligibility

Children who are under the age of 3 years with a Diagnosis of Down syndrome. Children who are able to sit independently but not yet independently walking are the best candidates. At least 1 parent can read and speak English.


Reham Abuatiq
(619) 830-9638

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Up and Down: Use of a Dynamic Partial Body Weight Support Play Environment to Encourage Upright Mobility and Exploration in Infants with Down Syndrome

Study ID: 00014183
Start Date: 02/14/2022
End Date: 06/30/2023

Heather Feldner
Alyssa Fiss
Julia Looper

Accepts Healthy Volunteers?

Study Site(s)

Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) South Building

1701 NE Columbia Rd, Seattle, WA 98195 behind the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) at the south end of the UW campus in Seattle
Seattle, Washington 98195


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

I am interested in this research study.