We (The Research Group in Breast Health) run a sports bra testing service and work closely with some of the worlds top sports apparel and lingerie brands to test their products. To do this, we require female participants to run in each sports bra whilst we measure how supportive the bra is using motion sensors. We also collect feedback from the participants to obtain subjective measures such as; bra comfort, perceived support and appearance.
Who should be able to apply to participate?
General public, Students, Staff
- Comfortable with treadmill running for short periods (of up to 2 minutes at a time)
- Have not been pregnant or breast feeding within the last year
- Have not undergone any surgical procedures to the breast
- 18-45 yrs
How many participants are you looking for?
Unlimited- this testing is repeated as part of multiple projects
Project start date
22 Sept 2021
What will participants be doing?
Participants will be asked to run on a treadmill at a steady speed (10 kph), in multiple different sports bras, for up to 2 minutes at a time
Please describe the time-commitment required (e.g. 2 hours every afternoon, etc.)
What will participants receive as a reward for their participation?
Participants will receive £15 for their time, or a free sports bra
Where will participants be going? Please include the full address including postcode, or if they participate remotely/online please describe how.
University of Portsmouth, School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science, Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth PO1 2ER
What is the closing date for applications?
31 July 2022
How do applicants apply?
To register your interest, please follow this google form link https://goo.gl/wN5co7 and select 'volunteering for studies'.
We will contact you should any projects come up that you may be eligible for, to provide you with more information.
What ethics codes does the research project comply with?