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Improving Adherence to Spinal Cord Injury Exercise Guidelines Using Smartphone-Based Technology and E-coaching: A Proof-of-Concept SMART-Design Study


Anushua Banerjee


The objective of this study is to evaluate and improve smartphone apps to improve adherence to exercise programs for individuals with spinal cord injury. Participants who enroll will provide feedback on their experience using the app. 

This study is funded by the national Institutes of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, and is a project of the Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. 

Who Can Participate

  • Have spinal cord injury diagnosis
  • Age 18-80 years
  • English-speaking
  • Willing to use study apps on a personal mobile device
  • Not meeting SCI exercise guidelines (obtained through participant self-report during phone screening)


Participants will receive $100 after completing a 2-week trial of the app, completion of surveys and a possible interview on their experience.

Age Range

18 - 80

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