Human Biometrics Study

What we are studying

The purpose of this study is to better understand how the heart and lungs move relative to the rib cage in humans due to postural changes and respiration. Participants will have an MRI visit at Wake Forest Baptist Health. They will also take a day trip to Melville, NY for an MRI. The study will cover travel expenses.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18 - 100

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be at least 18 years old and willing to undergo study requirements

What is involved

  • Participants will have a telephone screening
  • An onsite screening
  • An MRI at Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • And an MRI in Melville NY.


You will receive a $10 or $25 gift card depending on if you meet the onsite screening criteria. Partial participants will receive $225 + a $100 gift card. Full participants will receive $350 + $100 gift card.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Caresse Hightower

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.