Tele Tai Chi Study

Seeking older adults with mobility challenges! Are you interested in participating in an online, seated tai chi class?

The TechSAge center at Georgia Tech and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are conducting a clinical trial for ‘Tele Tai Chi’ – a virtual, seated, group Tai Chi class for older adults with long-term mobility disabilities.

Participation involves:

  • 8-week program (1-hour online classes, 2x a week, on Zoom)
    • We are using the evidence-based Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis exercise program that has been found to be safe and effective for older adults with a wide range of disabilities.
    • Classes will take place in small groups. *The next cohort begins on February 28th (Tuesday/Thursday classes; exact time TBD). There will be one final cohort this summer.
  • Questionnaires
  • Short interview
  • You will be compensated up to $60!

Participants Must:

  • Be between the ages of 60-80
  • Have mobility challenges 
    • Use a mobility aid (i.e., cane, crutches, wheelchair, walker, or scooter)
    • OR have serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs
  • Have mobility challenges for at least 10 years
  • Have access to a computer or tablet with a webcam and internet access

Contact study coordinator, Kara Mumma (Georgia Tech): or 404-385-2564.

TechSAge research is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research