Research Participation Opportunities

Research Participation Opportunities for Our Patients and Community Members

A variety of research participation opportunities exist for Casa Colina patients and other community members who meet criteria as specified for each study. The purpose of these clinical research studies is to gain a better understanding of new technologies and methodologies with a goal of improving outcomes for our patients and people everywhere. Below is information regarding current studies being conducted at the Casa Colina Research Institute. Your inquiries and request to participate are welcome!

Cognitive Neural Prosthetics

Are you or somebody you know paralyzed from the neck down? If so, you may qualify for an important study that enables individuals with paralysis to control a computer using thought alone. An exciting collaboration between Caltech, UCLA, and Casa Colina Centers for Healthcare, this study uses an implanted device to read out the activity in your brain to perform tasks on a computer. We are looking for adults between 18 and 65 who are quadriplegic and able to attend study sessions at Casa Colina's Pomona campus three to five times per week for at least one year. This is a paid study for qualified candidates only and covers costs of travel to the study site. Participants who receive the implant will undergo clinical testing for at least one year. This research study is only accepting two eligible patients. If you suffer from high-level paralysis of any cause, you may qualify for this paid study.