Peer-Reviewed Abstracts and Proceedings

2018

Vijayvargiya A, Kulich H, Slowik J, Bass S, Griscavage J, Koontz AM, Caregiver Trunk and Upper Limb Kinematics When Using Three Different Patient Transport Chairs, XXXth Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 7-8, 2018.

Múnera S, Pearlman J, We describe the development and validation of an online wheelchair maintenance training program (WMTP) for clinicians that is freely available for use, 12th International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress, Paris, France, July 8-12, 2018.

Augustine N, Kankipati P, Pearlman J, Rispin K, Schein R, Development of a Minimum Uniform Dataset (MUD) for International Wheelchair Service and Provision, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, In press, Arlington, VA, July 13-15, 2018.

Chemini A, Kulich H, Bass S, Vijayvargiya A, Koontz AM, Muscle Activation for Three Different Patient Transport Chairs on Ramps and Flat Ground, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, In press, Arlington, VA, July 13-15, 2018.

Kulich H, Bass S, Koontz AM, Caregiver perceptions of three different patient transport wheelchairs, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, In press, Arlington, VA, July 13-15, 2018.

Mhatre A, Duvall J, Cooper RA, Daveler B, Design and Field Evaluation of a Manual Wheelchair Seat Elevator for Throwing Events, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, In press, Arlington, VA, July 13-15, 2018.

Sallinger N, Wei L, Bass S, Ka H, Koontz AM, Real Time Transfer Technique Assessment Using the Kinect 2 Sensor, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, In press, Arlington, VA, July 13-15, 2018.

Sundaram SA, Grindle G, Gebrosky B, Bown J, Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Identification of Pressure Relief Maneuvers Using Changes in Center of Pressure, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, In press, Arlington, VA, July 13-15, 2018.

Thanyamongkhonsawat K, Sundaram SA, Characterizing Quantum Tunneling Composite for Use in the Manual Wheelchair Virtual Seating Coach, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, In press, Arlington, VA, July 13-15, 2018.

Veerubhotla A, Tsang K, James K, Ding D, Classifying intensity of activity using ActiGraph monitor in wheelchair users, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, In press, Arlington, VA, July 13-15, 2018.

Wei L, Tsai C, Koontz AM, The Relationship between Joint Ranges of Motion and Joint Kinetics during Sitting Pivot Wheelchair Transfers, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, In press, Arlington, VA, July 13-15, 2018.

Worobey L, Rice L, Huzinec R, Rigot S, Independent Transfers: Assessment, Training and Implications of Technique, Educational Conference of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, New Orleans, LA, September 2-5, 2018.

Kamaraj DC, Chung C, Tsang K, Ding D, Backus D, Technology based Measurement - Quantifying Activity of Wheelchair Users using Sensors & Machine Learning, ACRM Annaual Conference, Dallas, TX, September 30-October 3, 2018.

Mohan M, Dicianno B, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) as a specialty home for adult Spina Bifida patients: A Case Report, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 25-28, 2018.

Rho M, Blauwet C, Cooper RA, Shoulder Health of the Athlete Competeing in Wheelchair Sports, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 25-28, 2018.

 

2017

Frampton JR, Tita A, Dicianno BE, Comparing a novel, simplified classification system to established classification systems in adults with spina bifida, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 7-11, 2017.

Kamaraj DC, Mahajan HP, Boyanoski T, Dicianno BE, Cooper RA, Psychometric Properties of the Quantitative Driving Metrics in VRSIM-2, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 7-11, 2017.

Tita A, Dicianno BE, Correlation between neurologic impairment grade and ambulation status in adults with spina bifida, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 7-11, 2017.

Burrola-Méndez AY, Goldberg M, Bonilla-Escobar F, Pearlman J, Evaluating the Effectiveness of Hybrid Wheelchair Training: A Pilot Study in India and Mexico, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Griscavage J, Bass S, Slowik J, Koontz AM, An Ergonomic Comparison of Three Seated Transport Devices, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Hogaboom NS, Worobey LA, Boninger ML, Adverse consequences from wheelchair breakdowns increase the odds of rehospitalization for people with spinal cord injury, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Kamaraj DC, Mahajan HP, Bray N, Rispen K, Borg J, Kankipati P, Pearlman J, A Conceptual Model for Comparing Effectiveness in Wheelchair Provision, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Liu H, Crytzer TM, Bennewith A, Wolff J, Training and Education for Novice Wheelchair Users, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Mhatre A, Development of an Online Wheelchair List for Wheelchair Users and Providers, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Mhatre A, Development of Wheelchair Standards for Less-Resourced Settings, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Múnera S, Toro ML, Pearlman J, Colombian wheelchair sector: People, policies, products and provision, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Múnera S, Worobey LA, Toro ML, Pearlman J, An Online Wheelchair Maintenance Training Program for clinicians, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Rigot S, Worobey LA, Tsai C, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Biomechanical Effects of Transfer Training on Wheelchair to Toilet Transfers, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Tempest ML, Cooper RA, Cooper RM, McCormick BM, Back to the "ideal" Ultralight Manual Wheelchair, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Tsang K, Young H, Rimmer J, Ding D, Adapting off-the-shelf fitness wearable for manual wheelchair users, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Veerubhotla AL, Ding D, Using Wearable Sensors to Track Upper Extremity Motion in Rehabilitation: A Literature Review, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Wei L, Brown T, Ka H, Koontz AM, Evaluating Wheelchair Transfer Technique by Microsoft Kinect, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Worobey LA, Hibbs R, Shea M, Pederson J, Group wheelchair skills training - is it effective? International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, March 1-3, 2017.

Tsang K, Ding D, Can I use the developed custom algoritms for the wearable activity monitor I have? International Society for the Measurment of Physical Behaviour Conference, Bethesda, MD, June 21-23, 2017. 

Burrola-Méndez Y, Goldberg M, Kirby L. Smith C, The essence of the WHO Wheelchair Service Training Package.  Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, New Orleans LA, June 26-30, 2017.

Mandala M, Cole E, Schunn C, Goldberg M, Pearlman J, Comparison of Collective Team and Individual Student Peer Feedback on Design, International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, Cleveland, OH, August 6-9, 2017.

Chung CS, Wang H, Ding D, Cooper RA, Daily Static Prehensile Patterns Analysis of Commercial Assistive Robotic Manipulators, Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit, National Harbor, MD, August 29-31, 2017.

Chung CS, Ding D, Cooper RA, Daily activity Performance Evaluation of Commercial Assistive Robotic Manipulator User Interfacess, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Atlanta, GA, October 23-28, 2017.

Ka H, Chung C, Ding D, James K, Cooper RA, Robotic Manipulation Characteristics of Persons with Physical Disabilities, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Atlanta, GA, October 23-28, 2017.

Worobey LA, Kirby RL, How to Deliver the Wheelchair Skills Training Program in the Clinic and Beyond, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Atlanta, GA, October 23-28, 2017.

 

2016

Brane L, Downey J, Boninger M, Collinger J, Impact of Distraction on Brain Computer Interface Control of a Robotic Arm during a Motor Task, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA, February 16-20, 2016.

Fisher M, Dicianno B, Barriers to Procurement of Personal Wheelchairs at a Multidisciplinary Center for Assistive Technology: A Quality Improvement Project, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA, February 16-20, 2016.

Kamaraj DC, Dicianno BE, Cooper RA, Predicting real-world electric powered wheelchair driving performance based on virtual driving performance, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA, February 16-20, 2016.

Hickey CQ, Dicianno B, Seat Elevators: How to Utilize the Functional Mobility Assessment to Track Function and Justify Medical Necessity, International Seating Symposium, Vancouver, BC, March 1-4, 2016.

Miles A, Goldberg M, Gartz R, Pearlman J, Schmeler M, How to Develop a Contextually Appropriate, Reliable, and Valid Wheelchair Service Provision Assessment, International Seating Symposium, Vancouver, BC, March 1-4, 2016.

Crytzer TM, Dicianno BE, Cheng Y, Bryner MJ, Wilson RC, Sciurba FC, Impact of Level Lesion and Spinal Curvature on Pulmonary Function in Spina Bifida, American Thoracic Society 2016 International Conference, San Francisco CA, May 13-18, 2016.

Hiremath SV, Intille SS, Kelleher AM, Cooper RA, Ding D, Physical activity monitor system to quantify wheelchair-based activities in individuals with spinal cord injury, Rehabilitation Research at NIH: Moving the Field Forward, Bethesda, MD, May 25-26, 2016.

Downey JE, Schwed N, Schwartz AB, Collinger JL, Electrophysiological recording stability in human intracortical brain-computer interface users, International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, Pacific Grove, CA, May 30-June 3, 2016.

Flesher S, Collinger J, Foldes S, Weiss J, Downey J, Tyler-Kabara E, Bensmaia S, Schwartz A, Boninger M, Gaunt R, Intracortical Microstimulation as a Feedback Source for Brain-Computer Interface Users, International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, Pacific Grove, CA, May 30-June 3, 2016.

Royston D, Foldes S, Downey J, Weiss J, Tyler-Kabara E, Boninger M, Gaunt R, Collinger J, Upper Limb Movement Encoding by Intracortical Recordings in Human Sensorimotor Cortex, International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, Pacific Grove, CA, May 30-June 3, 2016.

Kamaraj DC, Mahajan HP, Dicianno BE, Terhorst L, Cooper RA, Ecological Validity of the Virtual Reality based Electric Powered Wheelchair Driving Simulator, European Seating Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, June 13-15, 2016.

Beringer C, Mansuri M, Simpson T, Fisher L, Munin M, Boninger M, Collinger J, Gaunt R, Data-Driven Identification of Fine-Wire Intramuscular Electrode Locations, North American Neuromodulation Society and Neural Interfaces Joint Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 25-29, 2016.

Chandrasekaran S, Nanivadekar A, Helm E, Boninger M, Collinger J, Gaunt R, Fisher L, Electrical Stimulation of the Cervical Dorsal Root Ganglia (DRG) for Sensory Restoration in Upper-Limb Amputee, North American Neuromodulation Society and Neural Interfaces Joint Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 25-29, 2016.

Downey J, Weiss J, Boninger M, Gaunt R, Collinger J, Encoding of Cursor and Hand Shaping Velocities by Primary Motor and Somatosensory Cortices, North American Neuromodulation Society and Neural Interfaces Joint Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 25-29, 2016.

Fisher S, Weiss J, Downey J, Waters S, Tyler-Kabara E, Bensmaia S, Schwartz A, Boninger M, Collinger J, Gaunt R, Neurophysiological, Psychophysical and Electrochemical Assessment of Intracortical Microstimulation Stability in Human Somatosensory Cortex, North American Neuromodulation Society and Neural Interfaces Joint Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 25-29, 2016.

Foldes S, Weber D, Collinger JL, MEG-based neurofeedback for grasp rehabilitation after cervical spinal cord injury, North American Neuromodulation Society and Neural Interfaces Joint Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 25-29, 2016.

Mansouri M, Gritsenko V, Yakovenko S, Beringer C, Simpson T, Boninger M, Munin M, Fisher L, Collinger J, Gaunt R, Application of Musculoskeltal Modeling and Static Optimization to Prosthetic Hand Control, North American Neuromodulation Society and Neural Interfaces Joint Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 25-29, 2016.

Kirsch N, Alibeji NA, Dicianno BE, Sharma N, Switching Control of Functional Electrical Stimulation and Motor Assist for Muscle Fatigue Compensation, American Control Conference, Boston, MA, July 6-8, 2016.

Burrola-Méndez Y, Goldberg M, Hybrid Methodology: A Pathway to Scale Wheelchair Service Delivery Training Worldwide, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Arlington VA, July 10-14, 2016. 

Chung C, Wang H, Ding D, Cooper RA, Feasibility Analysis of Daily Activities Using Assistive Robotic Manipulators, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Arlington VA, July 10-14, 2016.

James K, Wongsirikul N, Hiremath SV, Tsang K, Ding D, Usability of Physical Activity Monitoring and Sharing System for Manual Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Arlington VA, July 10-14, 2016.

Ka HW, Chung C, Ding D, James K, Cooper RA, Assisitive Robotic Manipulation Performance Evaluation between Manual and Semi-Autonomous Control, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Arlington VA, July 10-14, 2016.

Langdon B, Wang H, Ding D, Analysis of Assistive Robotic Manipulator (ARM) Performance Based on a Task Taxonomy, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Arlington VA, July 10-14, 2016.

Munera Orozco S, Toro ML, Worobey L, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Pearlman J, The relationship between social participation and wheelchair breakdowns in people with spinal cord injury, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Arlington VA, July 10-14, 2016.

Riojas K, Candiotti J, Daveler B, Grindle GG, Wang H, Cooper RA, Participatory Action Design of a Robotic Mobility Device Graphical User Interface, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Arlington VA, July 10-14, 2016.

Sundaram SA, Candiotti J, Wang H, Cooper RA, Development and Simulation of a Self-Leveling Algorithm for the Mobility Enhancement Robotic Wheelchair, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Arlington VA, July 10-14, 2016.

Tsang K, Yong H, Rimmer J, Ding D, Measuring Heart Rate in Manual Wheelchair Users during Exercise and Free-living Activity with the Latest Fitbit Surge Monitor, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Arlington VA, July 10-14, 2016.

Wang H, Chung C, Petrouskie B, Ding D, Kelleher AR, Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Design and Development of an Assistive Robotic Manipulation Evaluation Tool (ARMET), Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Arlington VA, July 10-14, 2016.

Wei L, Tsai C, Koontz AM, Can the Kinect detect differences between proper and improper wheelchair transfer techniques?, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Arlington VA, July 10-14, 2016.

Hoffman M, Burke J, Pearlman J, Fiedler G, Hess A, Hudson SE, Mankoff J, Clinical and Maker Perspectives on the Design of Assistive Technology with Rapid Prototyping Technologies, Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Reno NV, October 23-26, 2016.

Gaunt RA, Flesher SN, Collinger JL, Foldes ST, Downey JE, Tyler-Kabara EC, Bensmaia SJ, Schwartz AB, Boninger ML, Intracortical microstimulation in human somatosensory cortex, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego CA, November 12-16, 2016.

 

2015

Bass S, Koontz AM, Gender Effects on Independent Wheelchair Transfers, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, February 26-28, 2015.

Crytzer TM, Dicianno BE, Robertson RJ, Cheng YT, Validity of a Wheelchair Perceived Exertion Scale in People with Spina Bifida, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, February 26-28, 2015.

Goldberg MR, Strategies for Effective Online Training and Learning in Assistive Technology, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, February 26-28, 2015.

Hogaboom NS, Oyster ML, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Wheelchair transfers affect changes in ultrasonographic markers for biceps tendon degeneration, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, February 26-28, 2015.

Koontz AM, Tsai C, Hogaboon NS, Transfer skill deficits among Veterans who use wheelchairs, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, February 26-28, 2015.

Toro M, Pealman J, Pedersen J, Shea M, Basic wheelchair maintenance training for manual and power wheelchair users, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, February 26-28, 2015.

Tsai C, Boninger ML, Hastings J, Cooper RA, Rice L, Koontz AM, Preparation skills impact upper limb joint loading during toilet transfers, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, February 26-28, 2015.

Wang H, Coyle E, Candiotti J, Chung C, Ding D, Collins E, Cooper RA, Development of a Terrain Dependent Power Wheelchair Driver Assistance System, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, February 26-28, 2015.

Worobey LA, Toro ML, Oyster ML, Pearlman J, Boninger ML, The Current State of Wheelchair Testing, Repairs, Consequences, and Maintenance, International Seating Symposium, Nashville, TN, February 26-28, 2015.

Chung C, Boninger J, Wang H, Cooper RA, The Jacontrol: Development of a Smartphone Interface for the Assistive Robotic Manipulator, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Denver CO, June 10-14, 2015.

Hogaboom NS, Lin Y, Worobey LA, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Differences in wrist kinematics exist between wheelchair users with paraplegia and tetraplegia during overground propulsion, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Denver CO, June 10-14, 2015.

Kulich H, Bass SR, Koontz AM, The effects of grab bar presence on independent wheelcahir transfer height and technique, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Denver CO, June 10-14, 2015.

Kulich H, Bass SR, Koontz AM, Accessibility barriers affecting independent wheelchair transfers in the home and community, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Denver CO, June 10-14, 2015.

Liu H, Ding D, User Experience in Wheelchair Provision Process, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Denver CO, June 10-14, 2015.

Toro ML, Pearlman J, Development of a manual wheelchair and power wheelchair maintenance program, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Denver CO, June 10-14, 2015.

Tsang K, Hiremath SV, Ding D, Using heart rate to predict energy expenditure in manual wheelchair users, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Denver CO, June 10-14, 2015.

Wei L, Tsai C, Bass SR, Koontz AM, Upper Extremity Kinematics and Dynamics of Bidirectional Transfer between Wheelchair and Working Bench, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Denver CO, June 10-14, 2015.

Wu Y, Liu H, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA, A Usability Study for a Website Based Dashboard for Reviewing Powered Seat Functions Usage of Powered Wheelchair User, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Denver CO, June 10-14, 2015.

Hogaboom NS, Worobey LA, Boninger ML, The Relationship Between Wheelchair Transfer Quality and Shoulder Pathology is Mediated by Body-Weight in People with Spinal Cord Injuries, ASCIP Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, September 2-13, 2015.

Duvall J, Pearlman JL, Karimi HA, Development of Route Accessibility Index to Support Wayfinding for People with Disabilities, EAI International Conference on Smart Urban Mobility Services, Toronto ON, October 13, 2015.

Hiremath SV, Wang W, Tyler-Kabara E, Wheeler J, Moran D, Gaunt R, Collinger JL, Foldes S, Weber DJ, Chen W, Boninger ML, Human perception of electrical cortical surface stimulation at the somatosensorycortex, Neuoscience (SfN), Chicago, IL, October 17-21, 2015. 

Akins JS, Kamaraj DC, Cooper RA, Brienza DM. Unilateral Transtibial Amputees Use Symmetric Joint Moments and Response Latencies Following Perturbations, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, October 25-30, 2015.

 

2014

Chuy O, Collins EG, Ordonez, E, Candiotti J, Wang H, Cooper RA, Slip Mitigation for an Electric Powered Wheelchair, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, May 31-April 7, 2014.

Cheng Y, Crytzer T, Dicianno BE, Use of Rating of Perceive Exertion Scale for Arm Cycle Ergometry among People with Spina Bifida, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 11-15, 2014.

Chung C, Hannan M, Wang H, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA, Adapted Wolf Motor Function Test for Assistive Robotic Manipulators User Interfaces: A Pilot Study, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 11-15, 2014.

Hogaboom N, Oyster M, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Ultrasonographic Changes of the Median Nerve Indicative of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are Related to Hand Placement During Transfers, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 11-15, 2014.

Houston E, Brown L, Barbara J, Grindle GG, Wang H, Kelleher AR, Schmeler M, Cooper RA, Initial Design and Development of a Modular Activities of Daily Living Board for Task Performance Assessment, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 11-15, 2014.

Kamaraj DC, Dicianno BE, Schmid M, Boyanoski T, Cooper RA, Quantitative Assessment of Power Mobility Driving Skills, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 11-15, 2014.

Kirby RL, Smith C, Cowen R, Dyson-Hudson T, Shea M, Pedersen J, Oyster M, Boninger ML, A One-Day Practical Workshop can Improve the Knowledge and Skills of Therapists and Research Personnel About the Wheelchair Skills Program, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 11-15, 2014.

McCutcheon J, Hwang S, Tsai C, Koontz AM, Feasibility of Using Kinect for Transfer Assessment, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 11-15, 2014.

Pynn K, Tsai C, Koontz AM, Assessing The Linear Correlation Between Trunk And Hand Position Analysis With Proper Wheelchair Transfer Techniques, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 11-15, 2014, in press.

Seppi L, Worobey L, Popchak A, Boninger ML, Freehand Three-Dimensional Ultrasound to Evaluate Dynamic Scapular Kinematics, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 11-15, 2014, in press.

Toro M, Pearlman J, Oyster M, Boninger ML, Type and Frequency of Reported Wheelchair Repairs and Adverse Consequences Among People with Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, June 11-15, 2014.

Tsang K, Hiremath SV, Ding D, Evaluating the Energy Expenditure Prediction Models for Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injuries, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, June 11-15, 2014.

Udofa I, Worobey L, Lin Y, Boninger ML, Three-Dimensional Freehand Ultrasound to Measure Scapular Kinematics and Relationship to Shoulder Pain in Manual Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 11-15, 2014.

Degenhart AD, Hiremath SV, Yang Y, Foldes S, Collinger JL, Boninger ML, Weber D, Schwartz A, Tyler-Kabara E, Wang W, Remapping cortical modulation for brain-machine interfaces: a somatotopy-based approach in individuals with upper-limb paralysis, Neural Interfaces Conference, Dallas TX, June 23-25, 2014.

Downey JE, Boninger ML, Tyler-Kabara EC, Schwartz AB, Collinger JL, Analysis of neural response to neuroprosthetic arm interactions with objects, Neural Interfaces Conference, Dallas TX, June 23-25, 2014.

Hiremath SV, Degenhart A, Yang Y, Collinger JL, Foldes S, Tyler-Kabara EC, Weber DJ, Gaunt R, Boninger ML, Wang W, Use of sensory inputs to train brain computer interface decoders in individuals with limb paralysis, Neural Interfaces Conference, Dallas TX, June 23-25, 2014.

Fisher R, Simmons R, Chung C, Cooper RA, Grindle GG, Kelleher AR, Liu H, Wu Y, Spectral Learning for Predicting Power Wheelchair User Exercise Compliance, Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems, Roskilde, Denmark, June 25-27, 2014. 

Akins JS, Ashoff AW, Kamaraj DC, Brienza DM, Cooper RA, Single-leg Balance Control Strategies of Prosthetic Users: Development of a Perturbed Balance Protocol and Preliminary Data, World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston MA, July 6-11, 2014.

Koontz AM, Kankipati P, Tsai C, Boninger ML, The Effects of Tetraplegia on Wheelchair Transfer Joint Kinetics, World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston MA, July 6-11, 2014.

Lin Y-S, Boninger ML, Hogaboom NS, Koontz AM, Relationship of Supraspinatus Tendon Characteristics and Subacromial Space in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury, World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston MA, July 6-11, 2014.

Lin Y-S, Donohoe SR, Hogaboom NS, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, The Effects of Wheelchair Sitting on Shoulder Tendon Characteristics after Intense Wheelchair Propulsion, World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston MA, July 6-11, 2014.

Hogaboom NS, Lin Y-S, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Differences in Handrim Biomechanics between People with Tetraplegia and Paraplegia during Overground Propulsion, World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston MA, July 6-11, 2014.

Tsai C, Koontz AM, The Relationship Between Transfer Skills and Upper Limb Joint Loading in Wheelchair Users, World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston MA, July 6-11, 2014.

Wang L, Lin Y-S, Hwang S, Koontz AM, Turning Kinetcs During Intense Wheelchair Propulsion, World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston MA, July 6-11, 2014

Mandala M, Goldberg M, Pearlman J, Cooper RA, Research Experience for Veterans and Teachers: Motivation, Program Description, Outcomes and Expectations for the Future, ASME IDETC/CIE, Buffalo NY, August 17-20, 2014.

Duvall J, Sinagra E, Pearlman J, Development of Sidewalk Roughness Standards and Pathway Measurement Tool, Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Conference, Pittsburgh PA, September 8-11, 2014.

Hiremath SV, Intille SS, Cooper RA, Ding D, Quantifying energy expenditure of wheelchair based physical activities in free-living environments, Wireless Health Conference, Bethesda MD, October 29-31, 2014.

Downey JE, Boninger ML, Tyler-Kabara EC, Schwartz AB, Collinger JL, Improving performance of a neuroprosthetic robotic arm during object manipulation, Society for Neuroscience Conference, Washington DC, November 15-19, 2014.

Hiremath SV, Degenhart A, Yang Y, Collinger JL, Foldes S, Tyler-Cabra EC, Weber DJ, Gaunt R, Boninger ML, Wang W, Activation of the human primary motor cortex by sensory inputs in individuals with limb paralysis and implications for brain computer interfaces, Society for Neuroscience Conference, Washington DC, November 15-19, 2014.

Rager DM, Downey JE, Collinger JL, Weber DJ, Boninger ML, Ventura V, Gaunt RA, Proprioceptive feedback modulates motor cortical activity during the control of an intracortical microelectrode brain-machine interface, Society for Neuroscience Conference, Washington DC, November 15-19, 2014.

Yang Y, Dickey MW, Fiez J, Murphy B, Mitchell T, Collinger JL, Tyler-Kabara E, Boninger ML, Wang W, Concept encoding in individual neurons of human motor cortex, Society for Neuroscience Conference, Washington DC, November 15-19, 2014.

 

2013

Rice LA, Boninger ML, Comparison of Level of Injury on Community Participation and Satisfaction with Life in the First Year After Spinal Cord Injury, Educational Conference of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, Las Vegas NV, September 2-4, 2013.

Hwang S, Lin Y-S, Wang L-H, Koontz AM, Speed and Force Relations During Prolonged High-Intensity Figure-of-Eight Wheelchair Propulsion, American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Omaha NE, September 4-7, 2013.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Wang H, Grindle GG, Houston E, Chung C, Kelleher AR, Candiotti J, Human-Robot Cohabitation: The Future of Assistive Robots, Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe Conference, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, September 19-22, 2013.

Medina H, Tull RG, Pearlman J, Goldberg MR, QoLT Engineering Education Outreach Facilitates Systems Analysis Study for Wheelchair Use in Mexico, Global Student Forum/World Engineering Education Forum, Cartagena, Colombia, September 21-27, 2013.

Randazzo M, Collinger JM, Weber D, Foldes S, Mapping Somatosensory Cortex after Chronic Paralysis with Sensory- and Motor-Based Tasks for BCI Applications, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Seattle WA, September 25-28, 2013

Hintzman Z, Candiotti J, Wang H, Chuy O, Implementation of a Slip Reduction Algorithm for Electric Powered Wheelchairs, SACNAS National Conference, San Antonio TX, October 3-6, 2013.

Goldberg M, Increasing Assistive Technology and Interprofessional Online Training, International Seating Symposium, Nashville TN, March 5-9, 2013.

Hiremath SV, Ding D, Pilot Testing of a Physical Activity Monitoring System for Manual Wheelchair Users, International Seating Symposium, Nashville TN, March 5-9, 2013.

Kamaraj DC, Dicianno BE, Focus Group on Developing a New Power Wheelchair Driving Skills Assessment, Focus Group, International Seating Symposium, Nashville TN, March 5-9, 2013.

Lin Y-S, Boninger ML, Worobey L, Koontz AM, "Investigating Activity-Related Sonographic Change in Wheelchair User's Shoulder, International Seating Symposium, Nashville TN, March 5-9, 2013.

Toro ML, Dausey D, Pearlman J, 4R Model for Lifelong Mobility: Increasing Wheelchair Lifecycle in Less Resourced Settings, International Seating Symposium, Nashville TN, March 5-9, 2013.

Tsai C-Y, Rice LA, Hoelmer C, Boninger ML, Basic Psychometric Properties of the Transfer Assessment Instrument (Version 3.0), International Seating Symposium, Nashville TN, March 5-9, 2013.

Worobey L, Increases in Wheelchair Breakdowns, Repairs and Adverse Consequences, Forum Topic, International Seating Symposium, Nashville TN, March 5-9, 2013.

Zhang L, Grindle GG, Cooper RA, Determining Range of Motion of Strongarm Transfer Technology, 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, La Crosse WI, April 11-13, 2013.

Beyene N, On-Road Measurement of Driver Capability: A Medical Record Review of the Adaptive Driving Program, Proceedings of the Driving Assessment Conference, Bolton Landing, NY, June 17-20, 2013.

Chung C, Wang H, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA, Development of a Standardized Performance Evaluation ADL Task Board for Assistive Robotic Manipulators, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Daveler B, Candiotti J, Grindle GG, Cooper RA, Wang H, Design and Development of a Caster Wheel Lock Mechanism for a Robotic Power Chair, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Day KA, Lin YS, Boninger ML, Hogaboom N, Koontz AM, Effect of Shoulder Positions on the Acromiohumeral Distance Following Upper Extremity Fatiguing Exercises, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Goldberg M, Schmeler M, Ding D, Schein R, Development of an Online Assistive Technology Certificate Program for Rehabilitation Professionals, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Hiremath S, Ding D, Okonkwo C, Hannan M, Cooper RA, Validation of a Gyroscope Based Wheel Rotation Monitor for Manual Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Hogaboom NS, Fullerton BF, Rice LM, Oyster ML, Boninger ML, Ultrasound Changes, Pain, and Pathology in Shoulder Tendons After Repeated Wheelchair Transfers, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Jerome GM, Koontz AM, Crytzer TM, Cooper RA, Indentifying Research Needs for Wheelchair Transfers in the Built Environment, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Lin Y, Koontz AM, Hogaboom N, Boninger ML, Ultrasonographic-Measured Acromiohumeral Distance Associated with Wheelchair Pushrim Kinetics in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Mahajan HP, Ding D, Wang J, Ni SX, Telson J, Towards Developing a "Cueing Kitchen" for People with Traumatic Brain Injury, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Meess KM, Tsai C, Koontz AM, Trunk Movement in Different Seated Pivot Wheelchair Transfer Techniques, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Sinagra E, Duvall J, Brown J, Stuckey D, Pearlman J, Cooper RA, Development of a Sidewalk Roughness Measurement Tool, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Telson J, Pearlman J, Cooper RA, Ding D, An Initial Design Review of an Overhead Kitchen Robot Appliance: The Kitchenbot, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Toro ML, Garcia-Mendez Y, Dausey DJ, Pearlman J, Comparison of a Manual Wheelchair Designed and Produced in Mexico to a Wheelchair Produced in China Based on ISO Testing and Clinician and User Feedback, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Tsai C, Koontz AM, The Effects of Toilet Setup in Upper Limbs Biomechanics, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Wang H, Chung C, Candiotti J, Grindle GG, Ding D, Cooper RA, User Participatory Design: Lessons Learned from PerMMA Development, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Wang J, Ding D, Mahajan HP, Filippone AB, Toto PE, McCue MP, Evaluating Different Types of Prompts in Guiding Kitchen Tasks for People with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Study, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Whittaker J, Worobey L, Oyster M, Boninger ML, Differences Between Manufacturers in Required Power Wheelchair Repairs for People with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

Wu Y, Liu H, Kelleher AR, Wang H, Cooper RA, A Smartphone Application for Improving Powered Seat Functions Usage: A Preliminary Test, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Seattle, WA, June 20-24, 2013.

 

2012

Kamerath JH, Garcia-Mendez Y, Cooper RA, Pearlman J, Vibration Exposure in Wheelchair Users : An Observational Cohort Study, AAP Annual Meeting, Las Vegas NV, February 28-March 3, 2012.

Beyene NM, Lane A, Cooper RM, The Case for NAViSection: Analysing errors, cues, and assistance during driving evaluation to determine driving capability, Aging Mobility and Quality of Life, Ann Arbor MI, June 24-27, 2012.

Candiotti J, Wang H, Chung C, Shino M, Cooper RA, Design and Development of a Step Climbing Sequence for a Novel Electric Powered Wheelchair, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Baltimore, MD, CD-ROM, June 28-July 3, 2012.

Hiremath S, Ding D, Quantifying Physical Activity Using An Actigraph In Manual Wheelchair Users With Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Baltimore, MD, CD-ROM, June 28-July 3, 2012.

Hoelmer C, Tsai C, Koontz AM, Transfer Assessment Instrument Reliability In Person And Via Video, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Baltimore, MD, CD-ROM, June 28-July 3, 2012.

Jeannis H, Eckel E, Brewer B, Instrumented Glove for In-Home Hand Therapy, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Baltimore, MD, CD-ROM, June 28-July 3, 2012.

Jerome G, Toro Hernandez ML, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, The Impact Of Transfer Setup On Hand Positioning During Independent Transfers, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Baltimore, MD, CD-ROM, June 28-July 3, 2012.

Lin Y, Koontz AM, Worobey L, Effect of Muscle Fatiguing Tasks on Subacromial Space in Whhelchair Users, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Baltimore, MD, CD-ROM, June 28-July 3, 2012.

Liu H, Wu Y, Kelleher AR, Cooper RM, Seiwiorek D, Cooper RA, Case Study: Pilot Test of Virtual Seating Coach Evaluated by Power Seat Function Users, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Baltimore, MD, CD-ROM, June 28-July 3, 2012.

Mandala M, Houston E, Teodorski E, Grindle GG, Sporner ML, Pearlman J, Cooper RA, An Example Of Using End-User Feedback To Prioritize Research And Development Projects, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Baltimore, MD, CD-ROM, June 28-July 3, 2012.

Ojeda M, Lin J, Ding D, Estimating Stroke Number and Cadence of Wheelchair Propulsion Using Portable Sensors, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Baltimore, MD, CD-ROM, June 28-July 3, 2012.

Sporner ML, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA, Maroulis N, Assistive Technology for Service Members and Veterans with Cognitive Impairments, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Baltimore, MD, CD-ROM, June 28-July 3, 2012.

Tsai C, Kankipati P, Hoelmer C, Koontz AM, The Feet Free Moment And Ground Reaction Force In Wheelchair Transfer: A Pilot Study, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Baltimore, MD, CD-ROM, June 28-July 3, 2012.

Worobey L, Oyster M, Pearlman J, Toro Hernandez ML, Boninger ML, Increases in Wheelchair Repairs, Breakdowns, and Adverse Consequences for People with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-ROM, June 28-July 3, 2012.

Wu Y, Liu H, Cooper RA, Improving Accuracy of Slop Detection on a Reminding and Monitoring System of Power Seat Function Usage, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Baltimore, MD, CD-ROM, June 28-July 3, 2012.

Christiana D, Wilson W, Beyene NM, NAViSection: A Comprehensive Driving Evaluation Tool, Third International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research, Blacksburg VA, August 27-30, 2012.

Cooper RA, Technology is Essential for Community Participation, Quality of Life, and Health for People with SCI (Platform Presentation), Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit, Las Vegas NV, August 27-30, 2012.

Wang H, Grindle GG, Candiotti J, Chung C, Shino M, Houston E, Ding D, Cooper RA, The Personal Mobility and Manipulation Appliance (PerMMA): A Robotic Wheelchair with Advanced Mobility and Manipulation, International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego CA, August 28-Sept 1, 2012.

 

2011

Koontz AM, McClure L, The Transfer Assessment Instrument for Measuring Transfer Performance, International Seating Symposium, Nashville TN, March 3-5, 2011.

Hong E, Pearlman J, Dicianno BE, Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Comfort and stability of manual wheelchair backrest through the TAWC (Tool for Assessing Wheelchair disComfort), International Seating Symposium, Nashville TN, March 3-5, 2011.

Garcia Y, Pearlman J, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Vibrartion Dampening Characteristics of Wheelchair Cushions, International Seating Symposium, Nashville TN, March 3-5, 2011.

Vega A, Koontz A, Lin Y, Using Kinematics and Kinetics to Identify Distinctive Features of Wheelchair Transfers for Future Studies on Upper Body Biomechanics. Proceedings of the 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY, March 31-April 2, 2011.

McCallin, JP, De Luigi AJ, Oyster ML, Worobey L, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Power Wheelchair Skills in the Veteran vs Nonveteran Population, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 12-16, 2011.

Miller ME, Laferrier JZ, Teodorski E, Grindle GG, De Luigi AJ, Cooper RA, Sports Participation and Impact on Rehabilitation and Self-Esteem of Soldiers and Veterans: A Cross-Sectional Survey, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 12-16, 2011.

Kim MJ, Koontz AM, Toro-Hernandez ML, De Luigi AJ, Cooper RA, Relationship between Physical Function and the Performance of Independent Transfers in SCI Population, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 12-16, 2011.

De Luigi AJ, Grindle GG, Laferrier JZ, Cooper RA, Field Evaluation at the National Veteran's Wheelchair Games of a Highly Adjustable Chair for Throwing Athletes, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 12-16, 2011.

Riggins MS, Boninger ML, Oyster M, Kankipati P, Cooper RA, Quality of Life of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Who Transition from Walking to Wheelchair Use, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 12-16, 2011.

Chan WM, Dicianno BE, Virtual Socialization in Adult Spina Bifida, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 12-16, 2011.

Mahmood DF, Dicianno BE, Bellin M, Self Management, Preventable Conditions, and Assessment of Care Among Young Adults with Spina Bifida, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 12-16, 2011.

Liu S, Chung C, Grindle GG, Kelleher AR, Cooper RM, Sieworek D, Smailigic A, Cooper RA, Virtual Seating Coach - A Tailored Reminder to Guide Appropriate Use of Wheelchair Power Seat Functions: A Case Report, Persuasive Technology and Design, Columbus OH, June 2-5, 2011.

Collinger JL, Boninger ML, Bruns T, Curley K, Wang W, Weber D, Attitude Towards Brain-Computer Interface Technology among Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury, American Spinal Injury Association, Washington DC, June 4-8, 2011.

Lichy A, Ljungberg I, Groah SL, Oyster M, Boninger M. Disparities in wheelchair type, wheelchair skill level, and community participation by payer source, American Spinal Injury Association, Washington DC, June 4-8, 2011.

Oyster ML, Smith IJ, Kirby RL, Cooper RA, Groah SL, Pedersen JP, Boninger ML, Wheelchair Skill Performance of Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury, American Spinal Injury Association, Washington DC, June 4-8, 2011.

Nagy J, Winslow A, Brown JM, Adams L, O'Brien K, Boninger ML, Nemunaitis G, Pushrim Kinetics During Advanced Wheelchair Skills in Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury, American Spinal Injury Association, Washington DC, June 4-8, 2011.

Malik S, Schmeler MR, Cooper RM, Markham H, Kumar A, Cooper RA, Bobish T, Clinical Applications of Outcome Tools: FEW and QUEST 2.0, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, CD-ROM, June 5-8, 2011.

Candiotti JL, Pearlman J, Gebrosky B, Duvall J, Cooper RA, Upgrade to Power Steering of the Single Motor Propelled Wheelchair (SIMPL-WC), Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 5-8, 2011.

Garcia Y, Pearlman J, Hayashi S, Vazquez JJ, Cooper RA, Boninger RA, Measuring vibration exposure to wheelchair users in the community, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, CD-ROM, June 5-8, 2011.

Hiremath S, Ding D, Predicting energy expenditure of manual wheelchair users using a wearable device, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, CD-ROM, June 5-8, 2011.

Houston E, Salatin B, Grindle GG, Wang J, Vazquez JJ, Cooper RA, Designing a universal smart controller for electric powered wheelchairs, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, CD-ROM, June 5-8, 2011.

Lin J, Ding D, Hiremath S, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Cross-slope and surface type influence on manual wheelchair propulsion symmetry, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, CD-ROM, June 5-8, 2011.

Lin YS, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Effects of overground surfaces on trunk kinematics during start-up wheelchair propulsion, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, CD-ROM, June 5-8, 2011.

Perilstein P, Pearlman J, Manual Wheelchair Safety - Adverse Events Reported to the United States Food and Drug Administration, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, CD-ROM, June 5-8, 2011.

Toro-Hernandez ML, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, The impact of transfer setup on the performance of independent transfers: Preliminary results, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, CD-ROM, June 5-8, 2011.

Tsai C, Koontz AM, Current technological approaches to addressing barriers to accessibility among wheeled mobility device users,  Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, CD-ROM, June 5-8, 2011.

Wang H, Ding D, Cooper RA, How Driving Parameters Affect an Electrical Powered Wheelchair's Slip on Different Terrains, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, CD-ROM, June 5-8, 2011.

Worobey L, Koontz AM, Tamburo E, Boninger ML, Comparison Of Upper Extremity Electromyography During Manual Wheelchair Propulsion With Three Handrims, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, CD-ROM, June 5-8, 2011.

Xu J, Kelleher AR, Ding D, Cooper RA, Control Interfaces Evaluation Of The Personal Mobility And Manipulation Appliance (PerMMA), Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, CD-ROM, June 5-8, 2011.

Chung CS, Liu H, Cooper RA, Context Awareness on Transportation Mode with Wheelchair-Mounted Accelerometer, isQoLT Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 7, 2011.

Beyene NM, Lane A, Cooper RA, Perspectives on a Clinician's Interface to manage Vehicle Technology for On-Road Evaluation, isQoLT Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 7, 2011.

Goldberg M, Cooper R, Ding D, Koontz A. Using Experiential Learning to Excite and Inspire Underrepresented Undergraduates in STEM. Proceedings of the 2011 American Society of Engineering Education Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 26-27, 2011.

Kankipati P, Koontz AM, Vega A, Lin YS, Phase Identification of Sitting Pivot Wheelchair Transfers, American Society of Biomechanics, Long Beach CA, August 10-13, 2011.

Koontz AM, Kankipati P, Tsai C, Lin YS, Biomechanical Analysis of Sitting Pivot Wheelchair Transfers, American Society of Biomechanics, Long Beach CA, August 10-13, 2011.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Assistive Technology: How it impacts the community, improving QOL and changing society's attitudes towards disability (Keynote), Rehabilitation Engineering Society of Japan, Osaka, Japan, August 24-26, 2011.

Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Liu H, Kelleher AR, Virtual Seating Coach ... a very promising clinical tool, Rehabilitation Engineering Society of Japan, Osaka, Japan, August 24-26, 2011. 

Beyene NM, Lane A, and Cooper RM, The Experience Age: Medical Record Review of Outcomes from the Adaptive Driving Program, Emerging Issues in Safe and Sustainable Mobility for Older Persons Fall 2011 Conference, Washington, DC, August 30-Sept 1, 2011.

Hiremath S, Ding D, Regression Equations for RT3 Activity Monitors to Estimate Energy Expenditure in Manual Wheelchair Users, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the Biomedical Engineering Society Joint Meeting, Boston MA, August 30-September 3, 2011.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Srinivasa S, Xu J, Wang H, Grindle G, Salatin B, Chung CS, Kelleher AR, Vazquez JJ, Quality of Life Technology Robots (QoLTbolts): Towards Providing Assistance in the Home and Community for People with Disabilities and Older Adults, Everyday Technology for Independence and Care: Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Tecnology in Europe, Maastricht, the Netherlands, August 31-September 2, 2011.

Beyene NM, Lane A, Seelman K, Songer T, Steinfeld A, Cooper RA, Navisection: A Novel Method Joining naturalistic Driving Data Collection with Expert Witness Event-logging for Enhanced Assessment of Driver Safety, 3rd International Conference on  Road Safety and Simulation, Indianapolis IN, September 14-16, 2011.


2010

Kumar A, Karmarkar A, Wang H, Sporner M, Grindle GG, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA, Quantifying Driving Characteristics During Wheelchair Soccer, International Seating Symposium, Vancouver BC, March 10-13, 2010.

Kankipati P, Koontz AM, Shoulder Joint Loading for Three Types of Lateral Wheelchair Transfers, International Seating Symposium, Vancouver BC, March 10-13, 2010.

Karmarkar A, Dicianno BE, Cooper RM, Kelleher AR, Ozawa H, Cooper RA, Factors Impacting Provision of Wheelchairs in Older Adults: Analysis of Decision Making Process, International Seating Symposium, Vancouver BC, March 10-13, 2010.

Souza A, Teodorski E, Sporner M, Cooper RA, Effect of Cross-Slopes on the Mobility of Manual Wheelchair Users, International Seating Symposium, Vancouver BC, March 10-13, 2010.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Liu H, Gindle GG, Ding D, Xu J, Chung C, Introduction to the Appropriate Provision of Wheelchairs, World Congress on Neurorehabilitation, Vienna, Austria, March 21-25, 2010.

Santa Ana J, DuRussel D, Toosi K, Cooper RA, Prevalence of Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapments in Veterans with Major Limb Amputations, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL, April 6-10, 2010, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, pp. S4, Vol. 89, No. 4, Supplement, April 2010..

Chen YT, Smith IJ, Oyster ML, Switzer G, Myaskovsky L, Boninger ML, Distrust, Discrimination, and Communication in Healthcare Among National Veterans Wheelchair Games Participants with Spinal Cord Injury, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL, April 6-10, 2010, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, pp. S22, Vol. 89, No. 4, Supplement, April 2010.

Dicianno BE, Wilson R, Hospitalization of Adults with Spina Bifida and Congenital Spinal Cord Abnormalities, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL, April 6-10, 2010, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, pp. S87, Vol. 89, No. 4, Supplement, April 2010.

Guirand AS, Dicianno BE, Mahajan H, Cooper RA, Tuning Algorithms for Control Interfaces for Users with Upper Limb Impairments, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL, April 6-10, 2010, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, pp. S1-S2, Vol. 89, No. 4, Supplement, April 2010.

Cochrane C, Hiremath S, Dicianno BE, Ding D, Cooper RA, Activity Measurement During a Handcycling Race, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL, April 6-10, 2010, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, pp. S20, Vol. 89, No. 4, Supplement, April 2010.

Kumar A, Holm M, Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Schmeler M, Assessing the Test-Retest Reliability of Functional Mobility Assessment Tool, UPMC Institute of Rehabilitation Research Day, June 2, 2010.

Kumar A, Pearlman JP, Mason Z, Karmarkar A, Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Mechanical Testing of Heavy Duty Prosthetic Feet, UPMC Institute of Rehabilitation Research Day, June 2, 2010.

Mahajan H, A Power Wheelchair Driving Simulator, UPMC Institute of Rehabilitation Research Day, June 2, 2010.

Salatin B, Rice I, Teodorski E, Ding D, Cooper RA, A Survey of Outdoor Electric Powered Wheelchair DrivingProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Chung Y, Hiremath S, Ding D, Activity Classification of Wheelchair Users Using Machine Learning TechniquesProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Khanna A, Karmarkar A, Coltellaro J, Cooper RM, Dicianno BE, Cooper RA, Computer Access Technology: Impact of Diagnosis, Functional limitations and Occupation on PrescriptionProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Hiremath S, Ding D, Evaluation of Activity Monitors in Estimating Energy Expenditure in Manual Wheelchair UsersProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Chacon A, Hiremath S, Ding D, Evaluation of the RT3 Tri-Axial Accelerometer to Measure Physical Activity in Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury,Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Kaur G, Karmarkar A, Dicianno BE, Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Factors Associated with Mobility Device Prescription in Older Adults with Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction,Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Lin JT, Ding D, Hiremath S, Impact Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Impact of Cross-Slope and Surface Type on Wheelchair PropulsionProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Toro-Hernandez ML, Koontz AM, Kankipati P, Naber M, Cooper RA, Independent Wheelchair Transfer: A Systematic Literature ReviewProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Toosi KK, Oyster M, Janze A, Cooper RA, Investigation of Median Nerve Entrapments in Veterans with Major Limb AmputationsProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Kankipati P, Koontz AM, Lin YS, Lower Extremity Weight Balancing During Three Lateral Level Wheelchair Transfer TechniquesProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Kumar A, Pearlman J, Mason Z, Karmarkar A, Cooper RM, Laferrier JZ, Cooper RA, Mechanical Testing of Heavy Duty Prosthetic FeetProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Naber M, Kankipati P, Lin YS, Koontz AM, Quantifying the Demand on the Shoulder During Lateral Wheelchair TransfersProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Wang H, Salatin B, Grindle GG, Bachman E, Ding D, Cooper RA, Real-Time Forwarding Tipping Detection and Prevention of a Front Wheel Drive Electric Powered WheelchairProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Souza A, Kelleher AR, Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Satisfaction with Mobility Assistive Technology Device Use Among People with Multiple SclerosisProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Wang H, Liu H, Pearlman J, Jefferds A, Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Seventeen Years of Wheelchair Life-cycle Testing�the Impact of Time, Materials and Wheelchair Designs on Durability and Value, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Beyene NM, Cooper RA, Steinfeld A, Social Exclusion Risk with Transportation Usage and Managing to Stop DrivingProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Moore B, Fuhrman SI, Karg T, Transportation of Wheelchair Seated Students in School Buses: A Review of State PolicyProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Waldman K, Use of Internet Resources by Individuals with Lyme DiseaseProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Liu H, Grindle GG, Chuang FC, Kelleher AR, Cooper RM, Siewiorek D, Smailagic A, Cooper RA, User Preferences for Animation and Speech Properties: A Survey Study for Developing a Smart Reminder to Facilitate Wheelchair Power Seat Function UsageProceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Chung CS, Lin JT, Toro ML, Beyene N, Garcia Y, Uniform Throwing Chair for Seated Throwing Sporting Events, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 26-30, 2010.

Liu HY, Cooper RM, Kelleher A, Grindle GG, Cheng CS, Chuang FC,  Smailagic A, Siewiorek D, Cooper RA, "Roadmap" of Collaboration Between Clinicians and Technologists, International Symposium on Quality of Life Technology, Las Vegas, NV, CD-Rom, June 28-29, 2010.

Chung CS, Cooper RA, Intelligent Reminding System Design with Extendable Scripting Language for the Application of Pressure Relief by Monitoring the Powered Seat Functions, International Symposium on Quality of Life Technology, Las Vegas, NV, CD-ROM, June 28-29, 2010.

Beach S, Shultz R, Seelman K, Cooper RA, Teodorski E, Trade-Offs and Tipping Points in the Acceptance of Quality of Life Technology: Results from a Survey of Manual and Power Wheelchair Users, International Symposium on Quality of Life Technology, Las Vegas, NV, CD-ROM, June 28-29, 2010.

Lin YS, Koontz AM, Kankipati P, Boninger ML, Lifting and Landing Rates of Force Development in Relation to Trunk Kinematics During Wheelchair Transfer,International Symposium on Quality of Life Technology, Las Vegas, NV, CD-ROM, June 28-29, 2010.

Koontz AM, Hernandez MT, Kankipati P, Cooper RA, Enhancing the Wheelchair Transfer Process to Elements in the Built Environment, Applied Factors and Ergonomics International Conference, Miami, FL, July 17-20, 2010.

Xu J, Grindle GG, Salatin B, Ding D, Cooper RA, Manipulability Evaluation of the Personal Mobility and Manipulation Appliance (PerMMA), International Symposium on Quality of Life Technology, Las Vegas, NV, CD-ROM, June 28-29, 2010.

Ding D, Giuggio J, Chung Y, Vazquez J, Sharma V, Cooper RA, Creating Enriched Environments Through a Modular Wall System, International Convention for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, Singapore, China, CD-ROM, July 21-24, 2010.

Worobey L, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Role of Trunk Movement in Manual Wheelchair Propulsion in Various Overground ConditionsAmerican Society of Biomechanics Conference, Providence, RI, August 18-21, 2010.

Toosi K, Impink BG, Collinger JL, Yang J, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Correlation Between Wrist Biomechanics and Median Nerve Health Parameters in Manual Wheelchair UsersAmerican Society of Biomechanics Conference, Providence, RI, August 18-21, 2010.

Cooper RA, Xu J, Vazquez J, Grindle GG, Salatin B, Wang H, Cooper RM, Kelleher AR, Personal Mobility and Manipulation Appliance, International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence, Newcastle/Gateshead, UK, September 8-10, 2010.

Xu J, GrindKoontz AM, McClure L, Measuring Transfer Performance: Adherance with Evidence Based Principles Concerning Presentation of Upper Limb Function, Annual Meeting of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, Inc., Las Vegas, NV, September 22-24, 2010.

le GG, Salatin B, Ding D, Cooper RA, Enhanced Bimanual Manipulation Assistance with the Personal Mobility and Manipulation Appliance (PerMMA),International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, October 18-22, 2010.

McNeill Ingham SJ, Khan M, Niyonkuru C, Boninger ML, Munin MC, Incidence of Heterotopic Ossification in Patients with Lower Extremity Amputation, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, Seattle, WA, November 4-7, 2010.

 

2009

Beyene N, Jefferds A, Pearlman J, International Training and Research on the Impact of Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities in India, National Science Foundation Engineering Education Awardees Conference, Reston, VA, February 1-3, 2009.

Ambrosio F, Plassmeyer J, Brown E, Deasy BM, Boninger ML, Goodpaster B, Fitzgerald GK, Huard J, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: The Skeletal Muscle Fountain of Youth?, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, February 24-28, 2009,published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, p. S8, Vol. 88, No. 3, Supplement 1, March 2009.

Pyo J, Pasquina PF, DeMarco M, Wallach R, Santa Ana J, Teodorski E, Cooper RA, Upper Limb Nerve Entrapment Syndromes in Veterans with Lower Limb Amputations, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, February 24-28, 2009, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, p. S49, Vol. 88, No. 3, Supplement 1, March 2009.

Chang M, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Fullerton B, Impink BG, Collinger J, Pasquina PF, Real Time Ultrasonography Exam of Elbows on Manual Wheelchair Users, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, February 24-28, 2009, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, p. S53, Vol. 88, No. 3, Supplement 1, March 2009.

Dicianno BE, Mahajan H, Cooper RA, Gordon GJ, Algorithms to Improve  Target Tracking for Individuals with Spasticity or Rigidity, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, February 24-28, 2009., published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, p. S55-S56, Vol. 88, No. 3, Supplement 1, March 2009.

Collins DM, Mobility-Related AT Device Use Among Individuals with Different Types of Multiple Sclerosis, Proceedings of the International Seating Symposium, p. 175, Orlando, FL, March 12-19, 2009.

Souza A, Ding D, Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Kelleher AR, Boninger ML, Impact and Use of Pushrim Power Assist Wheelchairs Among Individuals with Tetraplegia, Proceedings of the International Seating Symposium, p. 119, Orlando, FL, March 12-19, 2009.

Dicianno BE, Lieberman JM, Schmeler M, Rosen L, Scientific Summary of the Current Mobility Related RESNA Position Papers, Proceedings of the International Seating Symposium, pp. 103-104, Orlando, FL, March 12-19, 2009.

Rice I, Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Feedback Training Software, Proceedings of the International Seating Symposium, pp. 121-122, Orlando, FL, March 12-19, 2009.

Grindle GG, Personal Mobility and Manipulation Appliance, Proceedings of the International Seating Symposium, pp. 123-124, Orlando, FL, March 12-19, 2009.

Koontz AM, Wheelchair Transfer Strategies to Preserve Shoulder Function, Proceedings of the International Seating Symposium, pp. 127-129, Orlando, FL, March 12-19, 2009.

Dicianno BE, Enhanced Controls for Persons with Movement Related Disorders, Proceedings of the International Seating Symposium, pp. 145-146, Orlando, FL, March 12-19, 2009.

Karmarkar A, Assessment of Wheelchair Maintenance and Repair Issues in Nursing Homes, Proceedings of the International Seating Symposium, p. 147, Orlando, FL, March 12-19, 2009.

Liu H, Are Titanium Ultralight Wheelchairs Better Than Aluminum Ultralight Wheelchairs?, Proceedings of the International Seating Symposium, pp. 149-150, Orlando, FL, March 12-19, 2009.

McClure L, Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines into an Acute Rehab Setting, Proceedings of the International Seating Symposium, pp. 235-236, Orlando, FL, March 12-19, 2009.

Plassmeyer J, Groscost D, Brown E, Fitzgerald GK, Boninger ML, Huard J, Ambrosio F, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Rejuvenates Muscle Stem Cell Regenerative Potential, Mechanisms of Molecular Aging Conference, March 2009.

Koontz AM, Gagnon D, Brindle E, Cooper RA, Positioning the Wheelchair Closer to the Target Surface Reduces Shoulder Muscular Demand for Sitting Pivot Transfers, 4th International State-of-the-art Congress Rehabilitation: Mobility, Exercise & Sports, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 7-9, 2009.

Cooper RA, Wheeled Mobility: Current and Future Developments, 4th International State-of-the-art Congress Rehabilitation: Mobility, Exercise & Sports, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 7-9, 2009.

Heiner CM, McClure L, Talmadge Z, Boninger ML, A Prototype Web Site for Clinical Education: Implementation of Guidelines for Preventing Upper Limb Pain in People with Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Tang J, Dicianno BE, Cooper RA, Acute Mountain Sickness in Disability and Adaptive Sports: Pilot Data from 2007 and 2008, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Hong E, Pearlman J, Salatin B, Wang H, Liu H, Cooper RA, Hargroder T, Design Changes of a Lightweight, Durable, Adjustable Composite Backrest Mounting,Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom,  June 23-27, 2009.

Beyene NM, Cooper RA, Steinfeld A, Driving Status and the Inner Drive for Community Mobility: A Survey among People with Disabilities and Senior Citizens from Support Groups in New Delhi, India, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Toosi KK, Impink BG, Collinger JL, Yang J, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Investigation of Relationship between Wrist Kinematics and Median Nerve Health in Paraplegic Manual Wheelchair Users at Two Time-points, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Molinero A, Collins DM, Teodorski E, Cooper RA, Pearlman J, Karmarkar A Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Over Cross-Sloped Surfaces With Varying Characteristics and Users� Perceptions of Difficulty, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

McClure L, Boninger ML, Oyster M, Lieberman JM, Prevalence and Impact of Wheelchair Breakdowns on Fulltime Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Sporner M, Grindle GG, Cooper RA, Kelleher AR, Teodorski E, Quantification of Activity during Wheelchair Basketball at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games,Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Grindle GG, Sporner M, Cooper RA, Kelleher AR, Teodorski E, Cooper RM, Quantification of Activity during Wheelchair Rugby at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Wang H, Salatin B, Grindle GG, Ding D, Cooper RA, Real-time Slip Detection and Traction Control of Electrical Powered Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009. 

Wang H, Liu H, Connor S, Cooper RA, Relationship Between Wheelchair Durability and Wheelchair Types and Test Years, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Jefferds A, Beyene NM, Upadhyay N, Shoker P, Pearlman J, Cooper RA, User Satisfaction and Wheelchair Skills in India: A Pilot Study, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Karmarkar A, Collins DM, Cooper RA, Classifying Power-Wheelchair Mobility Patterns in Older Adults, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Karmarkar A, Collins DM, Cooper RA, Development of a Wheelchair Assessment Checklist: A Preliminary Psychometric Analyses, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Worobey L, Koontz AM, Rice I, Collinger JL, Boninger ML, A Comparison Between Overground and Dynamometer Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of theRehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Liu H, Pearlman J, Hong E, Salatin B, Wang H, Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Comparison of Durability and Cost Effectiveness Between Aluminum and Titanium Ultralight Rigid Frame Manual Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Bermudez MJ, Lopresti EF, Mostowy C, Sharma V, Design, Development, and Evaluation of a Drop-off Detection System for Robotic Wheelchairs, Proceedings of theRehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Souza A, Teodorski E, Sporner M, Cooper RA, Effects of Cross Slopes on the Mobility of Manual Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Brindle E, Koontz AM, Kankipati P, Feathers D, Factors that Effect the Drivability of Power Wheelchairs and Scooters, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Kankipati P, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Lin YS, Hand and Shoulder Joint Kinetic Analysis of Three Types of Lateral Wheelchair Transfers, Proceedings of theRehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Olson J, Cooper RA,1 Kelleher AR, Boninger DS, McCartney M, In-Lab Testing of the Endeavor Forward Folding Wheelchair, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Brindle E, Gagnon D, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Is Upper Limb Muscular Demand Different Between Wheelchair Transfers from the Preferred versus Non-Preferred Side?, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Mahajan H, Waaser R, Dicianno BE, Cooper RA, Isometric Joystick Performance and Error Correction During Computer Access Tasks, Proceedings of theRehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Spaeth DM, Mahajan H, Software to Enhance Computer Access, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Timcho E, Collinger JL, Rice I, Koontz AM, Effects of Surface and Speed on Biomechanics Variables During Steady-State Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of theRehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Kardam S, Cooper RM, Dicianno BE, Cooper RA, Quality Measure in Service Delivery of Mobility Devices, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Salatin B, Wang H, Grindle GG, Ding D, Cooper RA, Electric Powered Wheelchair Driving Strategies Over Difficult Outdoor Terrain: A Focus Group Study, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Jefferds A, Ross N, An On-the-Fly Adjustable Crutch, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Harvey B, Gibbs J, Keitzer R, O'Toole D, Design of a Novel Rugby Wheelchair Using Large Diameter Thin Wall Tubing, Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, CD-Rom, June 23-27, 2009.

Cooper RA, Wheeled Mobility and Manipulation Technologies, Quality of Life Technology International Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, June 30-July 1, 2009.

Lin YS, Koontz AM, Kankipati P, Reliability and Repeatability of Self-Selected Wheelchair Transfer Techniques, American Society of Biomechanics Conference, University Park, PA, August 26-29, 2009.

Pearlman J, Cooper RA, Chhabra HS, Jefferds A, Anbarasan I, A Low-Cost Tool for  Gathering and Interpreting the Mobility Needs of Wheelchair Users in India, ASME International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA, August 30-September 2, 2009.

Wang W, Degenhart A, Collinger J, Vinjamuri R, Sudre G, Adelson PD, Holder D, Leuthard E, Moran D, Boninger ML, Schwartz A, Crammond D, Tyler-Kabara E, Weber D, Human Motor Cortical Activity Recorded with Micro ECoG Electrodes During Individual Finger Movements, IEEE-EMBS International Conference, Minneapolis, MN, September 2-6, 2009.

Vinjamuri R, Weber D, Degenhart A, Collinger J, Sudre G, Adelson PD, Holder D, Boninger ML, Schwartz A, Crammond D, Tyler-Kabara E, Wang W, A Fuzzy Logic Model for Hand Posture Control Using Human Cortical Activity Recorded by Micro ECoG Electrodes, IEEE-EMBS International Conference, Minneapolis, MN, September 2-6, 2009.

Hiremath S, Ding D, Evaluation of Activity Monitors to Estimate Energy Expenditure in Manual Wheelchair Users, IEEE-EMBS International Conference, Minneapolis, MN, September 2-6, 2009.

Myaskovsky L, Eggers SL, Burkitt KH, Oyster ML, Switzer GE, Fine MJ, Boninger ML, A Descriptive Model of Wheelchair Service Delivery, Congress on Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation, September 23-26, 2009.

Worobey L, Koontz AM, Rice I, Collinger J, Boninger ML, Curve Shape and Analysis of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Overground and on a Dynamometer, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 7-10, 2009.

Toosi K, Impink B, Collinger JL, Yang J, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Wrist Kinetics and Median Nerve Health in Manual Wheelchair Users, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 7-10, 2009.

Degenhart  AD, Collinger JL, Vinjamuri R, Sudre G, Leuthardt E, Moran D, Boninger ML, Schwartz AB, Crammond DJ, Tyler-Kabara EC, Weber DJ, Wang W, Decoding Finger Movement from Human Cortical Activity Recorded Using Micro-Electrocorticography, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 7-10, 2009.

Collinger JL, Degenhart AD, Boninger ML, Vinjamuri R, Sudre G, Tyler-Kabara EC,  Weber DJ, Wang W, Directional Response of Micro-EcoG Recordings During a Non-Structured Center-Out Task, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 7-10, 2009.

Vinjamuri RK, Degenhart AD, Collinger JL, Sudre GP, Leuthardt EC, Moran DW, Boninger ML, Schwartz AB, Crammond DJ, Tyler-Kabara EC, Weber DJ, Wang W, Human Micro-Electrocorticographic Signals Recorded during Action Execution and Observation, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 7-10, 2009.

Karmarkar A, Dicianno BE, Cooper RM, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA, Factors Impacting Prescription of Wheelchairs for Older Adults: A Retrospective Analysis, ACRM-ANSR Joint Educational Conference, Denver, CO, October 7-11, 2009.

Boninger ML, Chan L, Cooper RA, Frontera W, Fuhrer M, Jette A, Ottenbacher K, Roth E, Tate D, Best Practices for Building a Successful Physiatric Research Center in an Academic Medical Center, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, Austin, TX, October 22-25, 2009.

Cooper RA, Using Information Technology to Assist People with Disabilities, International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Pittsburgh, PA, October 26-28, 2009.

Ohnabe H, Cooper RA, Collins DM, Burdett R, Peterson S, Demand and Supply of Prosthetists and Orthotists in the United States, Conference of the Japanese Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Kobe, Japan, October 31-November 1, 2009.

Cooper RA, Technologies to Understand and Improve Wheeled Mobility for People with Disabilities, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Bionics Symposium, Seoul, Korea, November 3, 2009.

 

2008

Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Overview of Assistive Technology for People With Spinal Cord Injuries, Proceedings of the International Spine and Spinal Injuries Conference, p. 84, New Dehli, India, February 22-24, 2008.

Cooper RA, Pearlman J, Cooper RM, International Research and Development: Indian Spinal Injuries Center - University of Pittsburgh Collaboration, pp. 40-41, Proceedings of the International Spine and Spinal Injuries Conference, New Dehli, India, February 22-24, 2008.

Ambrosio F, Ferrari RJ, Locke C, Nozaki M, Fitzgerald K, Carvell GE, Boninger ML, Huard J, Motor Unit Activation Increases the Efficacy of Stem Cell Therapy to Heal Injured Skeletal Muscle, 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco CA, March 2-5, 2008.

Dicianno BE, Winful C, Cooper RA, Spaeth DM, Mahajan H, Isometric Joystick Control Interfaces for Individuals with Spastic Cerebral Palsy,  Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Anaheim, CA, February 19-23, 2008, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, p. S2, Vol. 87, No. 3 (Supplement), March 2008.

Leath J, Yang J, Boninger ML, Nerve Conduction Study Findings in Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury, Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Anaheim, CA, February 19-23, 2008, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, p. S2-3, Vol. 87, No. 3 (Supplement), March 2008.

Cooper RA, Pearlman J, Cooper RM, International Research and Development: Indian Spinal Injuries Center - University of Pittsburgh Collaboration, pp. 40-41, Proceedings of the International Spine and Spinal Injuries Conference, New Dehli, India, February 22-24, 2008.

Pyo J, Cooper RA, Grindle GG, Quantification of Wheelchair Driving Characteristics During Wheelchair Basketball and Quad Rugby at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Anaheim, CA, February 19-23, 2008, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, p. S10, Vol. 87, No. 3 (Supplement), March 2008.

Brose SW, Boninger ML, Fullerton B, McCann T, Mercer J, Impink B, Shoulder Ultrasound Abnormalities, Physical Examination Findings and Pain in Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury, Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Anaheim, CA, February 19-23, 2008, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, p. S5, Vol. 87, No. 3 (Supplement), March 2008.

Broyld T, Mercer JL, Impink BP, Boninger ML, Identifying Clinically Relevant Features of Biceps Tendon Ultrasound Images, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salisbury University, April 10-12, 2008.

Cooper RA, Assistive Technologies Forward, Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Assistive Technologies, Baltimore, MD, April 16-18, 2008.

Salatin B, Grindle GG, Wang H, Cooper RA, The Design of a Smart Controller for Electric Powered Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Assistive Technologies, pp. 133-138, Baltimore, MD, April 16-18, 2008.

Coyle E, Collins EG, DuPont E, Ding D, Wang H, Cooper RA, Grindle GG, Vibration-Based Terrain Classification for Electric Powered Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Assistive Technologies, pp. 139-144, Baltimore, MD, April 16-18, 2008.

Olds KC, Sibenaller S, Cooper RA, Ding D, Riviere C, Modeling and Filtering Athetoid Movement for Assistive Computer Interfaces, Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Assistive Technologies, pp. 123-128, Baltimore, MD, April 16-18, 2008.

McGee JB, Boninger ML, Kant PM, Personal Collaborative Learning Websites to Support a Student Scholarly Project Requirement, Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Information Resources Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 1-3, 2008.

Olds KC, Sibenaller S, Cooper RA, Ding D, Riviere C, Target Prediction for Icon Clicking by Athetoid Persons, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Pasedena, CA, May 19-23, 2008.

McClure L, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Karmarkar A, Kankipati P, Development of a Transfer Scoring System and Preliminary Data, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Day, University of Pittsburgh, June 6, 2008. 

Yang J, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Cowan R, Armfeld D, Impink BG, Longitudinal Changes in Shoulder Imaging in Individuals with Paraplegia, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Day, University of Pittsburgh, June 6, 2008.

Yang J, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Cowan R, Helkowski WM, Impink BG, Longitudinal Median Nerve Health in Wheelchair Users with Paraplegia, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Day, University of Pittsburgh, June 6, 2008. 

Sibenaller S, Ding D, Dicianno BE, Cooper RA, Riviere C, Kinematic Characteristics of Athetoid Movement During Target Acquisition, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Day, University of Pittsburgh, June 6, 2008. 

Rice I, Boninger ML, Price R, Gallagher J, Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Feedback Training Software, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Day, University of Pittsburgh, June 6, 2008.

Kankipati P, Koontz AM, Turkovich M, Shoulder Joint Loading for Three Types of Lateral Wheelchair Transfers, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Day, University of Pittsburgh, June 6, 2008. 

Collinger JL, Gagnon D, Impink BG, Boninger ML, Psychometric Properties of a Quantitative Ultrasound Testing Protocol to Assess Acute Biceps Tendon Changes Among Manual Wheelchair Users, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Day, University of Pittsburgh, June 6, 2008. 

Gagnon D, Boninger ML, Collinger JL, Impink BG, Koontz AM, Do Stroke Characteristics Change During a High-Intensity 12-Minutes Corridor Wheelchair Propulsion Test in Experienced Manual Wheelchair Users?, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Day, University of Pittsburgh, June 6, 2008.

Gagnon D, Brindle E, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Upper Extremity Demand During Sitting Transfers in Individuals with Bilateral Lower Extremity Amputation: An Exploratory Study, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Day, University of Pittsburgh, June 6, 2008.

Hong E, Cooper RA, Olson J, Puhlman J, Boninger ML, Design Changes of a Pediatric, Adjustable, Lightweight, Modular Wheelchair, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Markovitz C, Olson J, Puhlman J, Development of a Carbon Fiber Handcycle Using DuraForm Polyamide Plastic, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Jefferds A, Pearlman J, Cooper RA, An Optimization Procedure to Maximize the Stability of a New Power Wheelchair, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Souza A, Ding D, Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Kelleher AR, Boninger ML, Impact and Usage of Pushrim Activated Power Assist Wheelchair Among Individuals with Tetraplegia, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Brewer B, Pradhan S, Carvell GE, Sparto P, Josbeno D, Delitto A, Application of Machine Learning to the Development of a Quantitative Clinical Biomarker for the Progression of Parkinson's Disease, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Kankipati P, Koontz AM, Turkovich M, Shoulder Joint Loading for Three Types of Lateral Wheelchair Transfers, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008.

Salatin B, Wang H, Grindle GG, Cooper RA, Quantifying Forward Tipping Characteristics of a Front Wheel Drive Electric Powered Wheelchair, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Kimmich C, Sibenaller S, Dicianno BE, Joystick Use for Virtual Power Wheelchair Driving in Individuals with Tremor, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Crawford K, Cowan R, Gaines A, Dicianno BE, Variables Affecting Mobility among Ambulators, Manual Wheelchair Users, and Power Wheelchair Users with Spina Bifida, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Hiremath S, Ding D, Koontz AM, Estimating Temporal Parameters of Wheelchair Propulsion based on Hand Acceleration, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Pearlman J, Cooper RA, Jefferds A, Vidhani J, Upadhyay N, Design And Testing Of A Low Cost, Single Motor Propelled Electric Powered Wheelchair For India (SIMPL-EPW), Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008.

Koontz AM, Ding D, Hershberger M, Cooper RA, A Model Undergraduate Research Program in Rehabilitation Engineering, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Karmarkar A, Collins DM, Tolerico M, Cooper RA, Monitoring Wheelchair-Related Physical Activities in Older Adults in Nursing Care Facilities, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Kelleher AR, Cooper RA, Chaves ES, Tolerico M, Cooper RM, Monitoring Community Participation in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Gangon D, Collinger JL, Impink BG, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Reliability of Quantitative Ultrasound Measures of the Biceps Tendon: A Preliminary Study Among Non-Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Gangon D, Boninger ML, Collinger JL, Impink BG, Koontz AM, Do Stroke Characteristics Change During a High-Intensity 12-minutes Corridor Wheelchair Propulsion Test in Experienced Manual Wheelchair Users?, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Spaeth DM, Betz K, The Segway as a Mobility Aid, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008.

Cabassa-Miranda E, Lopresti EF, Mostowy C, Sharma V, Development and Testing of a New Drop-Off Detection System for Powered Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Mahajan H, Dicianno BE, Gordon AT, Cooper RA, Wang H, Sibenaller S, A Control Algorithm to Improve Target Tracking in Individuals with and without Cerebral Palsy,Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Wang H, Koontz AM, Collinger JL, Boninger ML, Influence of Gripping Moments during Wheelchair Propulsion on Natural Surfaces, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Olson J, Simpson R, Evaluation of a Novel Power Wheelchair Joint Position Control Interface, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Vazquez JJ, Ding D, Cooper RA, Preliminary Design of an Activity TeleMonitor for Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Sibenaller S, Ding D, Dicianno BE, Cooper RA, Riviere C, Kinematic Characteristics of Athetoid Movement During Target Acquisition, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Kim JB, Smith P, Survey Study to Develop a Wheelchair-Worn Computing and Health-Monitoring System, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008.

Kirby RL, McAllister M, Curley J, Smith C, MacLeod D,  Parker K, Boninger ML, Wheelchair Skills Test: Development, Implementation and Pilot Evaluation of a Web-Based Tester-Training Tool, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Collins DM, Scherer M, de Jonge D, Karmarkar A, Harris F, Cooper RA, Consumers Perspectives on Assistive Technology: Simplicity, Function, Appearance and Cost, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008.

Ambur V, Ding D, Smailagic A, Siewiorek D, French B, Koontz AM, Accelerometry-Based Classification of Wheelchair Propulsion Patterns Using Machine Learning Techniques, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008.

Turkovich M, Koontz AM, Cowan R, Rice I, Boninger ML, The Effect of Shoulder Position on Pushrim Forces during Overground Manual Wheelchair Propulsion,Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Arlington VA, CD-ROM, June 26-30, 2008. 

Pearlman JL, Cooper RA, Improving Assistive Technology with Participatory Design Methods, International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, Pittsburgh, PA, July 23-25, 2008.

Koontz AM, Kankipati P, Cooper RA, A Custom Measurement System for Investigating Wheelchair Transfer Biomechanics, International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, Pittsburgh, PA, July 23-25, 2008.

Cooper RA, Kelleher AR, Chaves E, Cooper RM, Monitoring Community Participation in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, Congress on Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kissimmee, FL, August 11-13, 2008, published in Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, p. 333, Vol. 31., No. 3., 2008.

Cooper RA, Pearlman J, Chhabra HS, Cooper RM, Collaborative Training & Research in Assistive Technology: University of Pittsburgh and Indian Spinal Cord Injuries Centre as a Model, International Spinal Cord Injury (ISCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting and 3 Day Workshop on Spinal Cord Injury Management, Durban, South Africa, September 1-4, 2008.

Cooper RA, Lessons Learned from Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology to improve the Utility of Wearable Computing Systems, IEEE Symposium on Wearable Computers, Pittsburgh, PA, September 30, 2008.

Ferrari R, Distefano G, Nozaki M, Fitzgerald KG, Boninger ML, Huard J, Ambrosio F, The Relationship Between Vascularity and Fibrosis Formation after Skeletal Muscle Injury. International Society for Stem Cell Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, June, 2008, Institute for Rehabilitation Research Day, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, August 2008 and Science 2008 Meeting, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA September 2008.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Typology of Manual Wheelchairs, Proceedings from the Garches Foundation Conference, "The Wheelchair", pp. 99-109, Paris, France, November 20-21, 2008.

Ohnabe H, Cooper RA, Collins DM, Master of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Science with a Concentration in Prosthetics and Orthotics, Proceedings of the 24th Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, pp. 212-213, Vol. 24,  2008.

Karmarkar A, Collins DM, Tolerico ML, Cooper RA, Assessing Wheelchair-Related Mobility Characteristics for Older Adults in Nursing Care Facilities, ACRM-ASNR Joint Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 15-19, 2008.

Ohnabe H, Agarie Y, Kasuya S, Otsuka H, Report of the 23rd Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology in Niigata 2008 (23rd JCAART 2008), Proceedings of the 2nd Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of Korea Conference, pp. 91-92, November 6-7, 2008.

Plassmeyer J, Groscost D, Brown E, Fitzgerald GK, Boninger ML, Huard J, Ambrosio F, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Rejuvenates Muscle Stem Cell Regenerative Potential, Science 2008 Meeting, University of Pittsburgh, PA, September 2008 and Institute on Aging Meeting, University of Pittsburgh, PA, December 2008.

Ambrosio F, Plassmeyer J, Brown E, Deasy BM, Boninger ML, Goodpaster B, Fitzgerald GK, Huard J, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: The Skeletal Muscle Fountain of Youth?, Science 2008 Meeting, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA September 2008, and Institute on Aging Meeting, University of Pittsburgh, PA, December 2008 (Best Junior Faculty Presentation Award).

 

2007

Olde B, Koontz AM, Yarnall M, Upper Limb Kinematics During a Wheelchair Transfer of Persons with Tetraplegia, National Technical and Career Conference, January 10-13, 2007.

Jefferds A, A Power Wheelchair Appropriate for India, "Pitt Day in Harrisburg", Harrisburg, PA, February 13, 2007.

Dicianno BE, Pathophysiology of Specific Impairments and Disabilities: Common Technology Interventions, International Seating Symposium, p. 189, Orlando, FL,  March 8-10, 2007.

Dicianno BE, Dickerson G, Minkel J, Sprigle S, Warren L, That's Not My Responsibility!, International Seating Symposium, p. 113, Orlando, FL,  March 8-10, 2007.

Betz K, Cooper RA, Rice I, Dicianno BE, Adaptive Sports: Professional Roles in Supporting Athlete Participation and Performance, International Seating Symposium, p. 181-184, Orlando, FL,  March 8-10, 2007.

Pearlman J, Designing Wheeled Mobility Devices for Remote Environments: A Case Study From India, International Seating Symposium, p. 147, Orlando, FL,  March 8-10, 2007.

Koontz AM, Betz K, Preserving Upper Limb Function in Wheelchair Users: Application of the Clinical Practice Guidelines, International Seating Symposium, p. 155-156, Orlando, FL,  March 8-10, 2007.

Wolf EJ, Whole Body Vibration and Power Wheelchairs, International Seating Symposium, p. 173, Orlando, FL,  March 8-10, 2007.

Yang J, Boninger ML, Dyson-Hudson TA, Price R, Impink BG, Cowan R, Wheelchair Use, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Who Use Manual Wheelchairs, Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 10-14, 2007, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, pp. 325-326, Vol. 86, No. 4, April 2007.

Dicianno BE, Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Brown KW, Force Control Strategies While Driving Electric Powered Wheelchairs with Isometric and Movement Sensing Joysticks, Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 10-14, 2007, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, p. 326, Vol. 86, No. 4, April 2007.

Franklin AJ, Dicianno BE, Cooper RA, Pasquina PF, Fitzgerald SG, Winful CR, Athlete Participation in Adaptive Sports: Benefits of the National Veterans Sports Clinic, Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 10-14, 2007, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, pp. S145-S146, Vol. 86, No. 4 (Supplement), April 2007.

Gaines A, Dicianno BE, Collins DM, Wheelchair Use, Social Integration, and Mobility Among Adults with Spina Bifida, Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 10-14, 2007, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, pp. 331-332, Vol. 86, No. 4, April 2007.

Pearlman J, Seating and Mobility Issues in Developing Countries: Current Issues and Progress, European Seating Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, May 2-4, 2007.

Yang J, Boninger ML, Impink BG, Dyson-Hudson TA, Price R, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms and Physical Examination Findings in Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury, American Spinal Cord Injury Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, May 30-June 2, 2007.

Furui T, Furui M, Shiraishi K, Tuchiya Y, Collins DM, Kawasaki O, Can Gross Motor Function Classification System Predict Functional Limitations Among Older Adults with Cerebral Palsy, World Physical Therapy International Congress, Vancouver, BC, June 2-6, 2007.

Mercer J, Boninger ML, Impink BG, Fullerton BD, Quantitative Ultrasound of the  Biceps Tendon in Wheelchair Users and Non-Wheelchair Users, UPMC Institute of Rehabilitation Research Day, Pittsburgh, PA, June 6, 2007.

Mercer JL, Boninger ML, Impink BG, Fulleron B, Quantitative Ultrasound of the Biceps Tendon in Wheelchair Users and Non-Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Ferretti ES, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Cooper RM, Fitzgerald SG, Gray D, The Effects of Social and Physical Barriers on Community Participation of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Grindle GG, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Tolerico M, Real World Validation of the Caster Data Logger and Pilot Measurements of Power Wheelchair Usage During and After the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Pearlman J, Jefferds A, Nagai I, Chhabra HS, Cooper RA, Designing Assistive Technology For Less-Resourced Environments:  An Online Method to Gage Accessibility Barriers and Collect Design Advice, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ,  CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Authier E, Fitzgerald SG, Mishey E, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, The Impact of the Combining Video Gaming with Arm Ergometry on Exercise Behavior and Performance, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Olson J, Cooper RA, Puhlman J, McCartney M, Connor S, Ster J, Iterative Design and Development of an Adjustable Folding Wheelchair for Completion of ANSI-RESNA Standards, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Mahajan H, Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Preliminary Analysis Of Wheelchair Driving Performance In A 2D Virtual Environment,  Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Zipfel E, Cooper RA, Boninger DS, Pearlman J, McCartney M, Product Development of a Pediatric Wheelchair, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Brown K, Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, The Variable Compliance Joystick: To Flex or Not to Flex, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, CD-ROM, Phoenix, AZ, June 15-19, 2007.

Sporner ML, Fitzgerald SG, Reinsfelder A, Collins DM, Milan RW, Psychosocial Impact for Individuals with Disabilities: Do Services Dogs Help?, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Liu H, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Pearlman J, Connor S, Souza AL, Evaluation of Titanuim Wheelchairs Using the ANSI/RESNA Standards, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Liu H, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Connor S, Evaluation of the Durability of Selected Pushrim-Activated Power-Assist Wheelchairs Using the ANSI/RESNA Standards,Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Mishey E, Fitzgerald SG, Authier E, Cooper RA, Boninger DS, The GAMECycle Exercise System: Feature Improvement,  Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Hong E, Collins DM, Karmarkar A, Cooper RA, Differences in Wheelchair Satisfaction of Veterans by Body Mass Index,  Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Kankipati P, Koontz AM, Yarnell M, Shoulder Joint Forces during Lateral and Overhead Wheelchair Transfers, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Sibenaller S, Ding D, Dicianno BE, Cooper RA, Development of Customizable Algorithms for an Isometric Joystick for Individuals with Dystonia and Chorea,Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Battles JA, Karmarkar A, Collins DM, Pasquina P, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Prostheses or Wheelchairs: Factors Determining Selection of Primary Mobility Device for Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputations, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Roche B, Koontz AM, Yarnell M, Mercer JL, Cowan R, Boninger ML, Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Patterns on Natural Surfaces, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Winful C, Dicianno BE, Cooper RA, Spaeth DM, Mahajan H, Joystick Use for Virtual Electric Power Wheelchair Driving in Individuals with Spastic Cerebral Palsy,Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Karmarkar A, Collins DM, Pasquina P, Wichman T, Fitzgerald SG, Dicianno BE, Cooper RA, , Functional Performance and Satisfaction Related to Prostheses Use in Veterans with Lower Extremity Amputation (LEA), Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Donahue ML, Wolf EJ, Cooper RA, The Adaptation and Calibration of the SMARTHUB for Measuring Ground Reaction Forces on Manual Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Brown K, Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Personalized Controls for People with Multiple Sclerosis: What Helps the Most, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Jefferds A, Pearlman J, Cooper RA, A Questionnaire to Research India's Capacity for a Power Wheelchair, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Marchuk N, Ding D, Gaukrodger S, Development of a Virtual Platform for Assessment and Training of Power Wheelchair Driving, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Ding D, Liester E, Cooper RM, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Power Seat Feature Usage among Wheelchair Users in Community Living Conditions, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Koontz AM, Yarnell M, Price R, Olde B, Sisto SA, Boninger ML, Lateral Transfer Movement Strategies among Persons with Paraplegia, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Kelleher AR, Tolerico M, Fitzgerald SG, Teodorksi E, Boninger ML, Boninger DS, The Natural Fit Handrim: Evaluation of Alternative Size Options, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Kwarciak AM, Sisto SA, Komaroff E, Yarossi M, Boninger ML, Proposal to Standardize and Redefine the Phases of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of the Annual RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, CD-ROM, June 15-19, 2007.

Cooper RA, A Model for Improving Community Participation: An Example with Wheeled Mobility, No Barriers Festival, Olympic Valley, CA, June 28-July 2, 2007.

Yang Y, Koontz AM, Triolo RJ, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Surface EMG Analysis on Shoulder Muscle During Prolonged Wheelchair Propulsion, International Society of Biomechanics Congress, Taipei, Taiwan, July 1-5, 2007.

Koontz AM, Rice I, Cowan R, Boninger ML, Effects of Wheelchair Propulsion Training on Pushrim Kinetics, American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Stanford University, CA, August 22-25, 2007.

Wang H, Grindle GG, Connor S, Cooper RA, An Experimental Method for Measuring the Moment of Inertia of an Electric Power Wheelchair, International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, Lyon, France, August 23-26, 2007.

Cooper RA, Ding D, Grindle GG, Wang H, Personal Mobility and Manipulation Using Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Advanced Control, International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, Lyon, France, August 23-26, 2007.

Ding D, Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Kelleher AR, Monitoring Seat Feature Usage Among Wheelchair Users, International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, Lyon, France, August 23-26, 2007.

Ding D, Parmanto B, Karimi H, Roongpiboonsopit D, Pramana G, Conahan T, Kasemsuppakorn P, Design Considerations for a Personalized Wheelchair Navigation System, International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, Lyon, France, August 23-26, 2007.

Ding D, Cooper RA, Pearlman J, Incorporating Participatory Action Design into Research and Education, International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Coimbra, Portugal, September 3-7, 2007.

McGee JB, Boninger ML, Kant P, Personal Student-Mentor Websites to Support a New Scholarly Project Requirement, Graylyn Conference on Technology Innovation in Medical Education, Winston-Salem, NC, September 9-12, 2007.

Yarossi M, Kwarciak AM, Forrest G, Dyson-Hudson T, Ramanujam A, Kirshblum S, Boninger ML, Sisto SA, Cole J, Methods for Interpreting Wheelchair Propulsion Biomechanics in Tetraplegia, International Meeting on Upper Limb in Tetraplegia, Philadelphia, PA, September 17-20, 2007.

Cowan R, Zelch T, McPherson N, Boninger ML, Perceived Difficulty of Wheelchair Propulsion by Older Adults: Impact of Wheelchair Weight, ACRM/ANSR Joint Conference, Washington, DC, October 2-4, 2007.

Cooper RA, Cooper R, The Potential of Technology to Improve Quality of Life, 9th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, October 3-5, 2007.

Ohnabe H, Cooper RA, Collins DM, Seelman KD, van Roosmalen L, Relationship Between Quality of Life (QOL), ICF Model, Universal Design, Orphan Technology, and Rehabilitation Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of Korea Conference, Busan, Korea, October 26, 2007.

 

2006

Hubbard S, Fitzgerald SG, Reker D, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Kazis LE, Health Related Quality of Life and Quality of Wheelchair, International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence, St. Petersburg, FL, February 2-4, 2006.

Furui T, Furui M, Shiraishi K, The Life Long Perspective of the Progressive Functional Limitations Based on Types of Mobility Among Individuals with Cerebral Palsy, International Cerebral Palsy Conference, Oulu, Finland, February 2-5, 2006.

Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, The Emergence of Quality of Life Technology, International Symposium on the Development of Orphan Products, Tokyo, Japan, February 2006.

Cooper RA, Technology to Promote Quality of Life for People - Does it Need to be Adapted to Local Conditions?, International Spine and Spinal Injuries Conference, New Delhi, India, March 3-5, 2006.

McCann T, Boninger ML, Fullerton B, Impink BG, Correlation of Ultrasound Abnormalities and Shoulder Pain in the Manual Wheelchair User, Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Daytona Beach, FL, March 1-4, 2006, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, pp. 248-249, Vol. 85, No. 3, March 2006.

Modjoros M, Boninger ML, Fitzgerald SG, The Role of Marriage and Children on Social Participation and Depression in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Daytona Beach, FL, March 1-4, 2006, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, pp. 247-248, Vol. 85, No. 3, March 2006.

Baker KW, Boninger ML, Cowan R, Lifestyle Factors of Individuals who Use Wheelchairs, Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Daytona Beach, FL, March 1-4, 2006, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, p. 281, Vol. 85, No. 3, March 2006.

Walker H, Boninger ML, Impink BG, Cooper RA, Correlation Between Ultrasonic Median Nerve Characteristics and Clinical Symptoms in Wheelchair Users,Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Daytona Beach, FL, March 1-4, 2006, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, p. 279, Vol. 85, No. 3, March 2006.

Dicianno BE, Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Advancements in Power Wheelchair Joystick Technology: Effects of Isometric Joysticks and Signal Conditioning on Driving Performance, Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Daytona Beach, FL, March 1-4, 2006, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, p. 250, Vol. 85, No. 3, March 2006.

Furui T, Furui M, Shiraishi K, Tsuchia Y, Rice I, Childhood Interventions and Progressive Functional Limitation Among Adults with Cerebral Palsy at the age of 42, 6th International Congress on Cerebral Palsy, Bled, Slovenia, April 20-22, 2006.

Wolf EJ, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Evaluation of Powered Wheelchairs with Suspension and Exposure to Whole Body Vibration, 1st American Conference on Human Vibration, Morgantown, VW, June 5-7, 2006.

Yang JM, Boninger ML, Impink BG, Ren D, Median Nerve Motor and Sensory Amplitudes in Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)/ International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, June 24-28, 2006, published in Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2006.

Mercer JL, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Relationship of Shoulder Pathology and Shoulder Kinetics During Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of the 29thAnnual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Chaves ES, Cooper RA, Community Participation Assessment of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Collins DM, Fitzgerald SG, Kelleher AR, Teodorski E, Cooper RA, Access to Higher Quality Wheelchairs by Race and Gender, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Innovative Rehabilitation Technologies Emerging from Japan, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Dvorznak MJ, Cooper RA, Identification of Key Parameters in Electric Powered Wheelchair Tip and Fall Accidents: A First Step, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Brown K, Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Characterization of a Position Sensing Joystick, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Authier E, Fitzgerald SG, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, The GameCycle Exercise System Phase II: Training Phase, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Leister E, Ding D, Cooper RM, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Effectiveness and Use of Tilt and Recline Power Wheelchairs: Preliminary Data Analysis, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Zipfel E, Cooper RA, Boninger DS, McCartney M, Testing and Evaluation of a Prototype Pediatric Wheelchair Design, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Teodorski E, Fitzgerald SG, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA, Expansion of the Wheelchair Users Registry - Triumphs and Tribulations, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Mahajan H, Spaeth DM, Bevly A, Ding D, Cooper RA, A Wheelchair Driving Simulation For People With Low Visual Attention Span, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Souza A, Ding D, Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Kelleher AR, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Usage of Pushrim Activated Power Assist Wheelchairs Among People with Tetraplegia, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Pearlman J, Cooper RA, Zipfel E, McCartney M, Puhlman J, Stegall NA, Power Wheelchair Design Appropriate for the Physical, Cultural, Technological, and Economic Conditions in India, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Spaeth DM, Brown K, Cooper RA, Using Miniature Data Loggers to Characterize Electric Powered Wheelchair Performance, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Tolerico M, Ding D, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RM, Kelleher AR, Spaeth DM, Boninger ML, Assessing the Activity Levels of Manual Wheelchair Users,Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Wasserman E, Wireless Monitoring of Power Wheelchairs and Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Zipfel E, Verkaaik J, Gaukrodger S, King M, Design and Development of an Upper Limb Exerciser & Game Controller,Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Ding D, Cooper RA, Measurement of Activity Patterns Among Wheelchair Users via GPS and Wheel Rotation Logging Devices, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, iCD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Koontz AM, Yang Y, Triolo R, Mercer JL, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Surface Electrical Stimulation of Trunk Musculature During Wheelchair Propulsion,Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Cowan R, Boninger ML, Boninger R, Clinically Relevant Propulsion Evaluation: Towards Normative Values, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference,Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Wolf EJ, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Whole-Body Vibration in Electric Powered Wheelchairs with Suspension, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference,Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Grindle GG, Guo S, Cooper RA, Fabrication and Feasability Testing of a Concept Caster Data Logger for Electric Powered Wheelchair Usage, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Olson J, Cooper RA, Langdon M, Puhlman J, McCartney M, Design and Development of a Carbon Fiber Handcycle, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Milan RW, Fitzgerald SG, Collins DM, Reinsfelder A, Sporner M, Furry Helpers with "Fuzzy Logic", Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Kelleher AR, Fitzgerald SG, Tolerico M, Cooper RA, Recording Manual Wheelchair Usage Patterns in Community Settings: A Pilot Study, Proceedings of the 29thAnnual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006. 

Impink BG, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Walker H, Ultrasonographic Median Nerve Changes After a Wheelchair Sporting Event, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Yarnall M, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Upper Body Kinematic Analysis of Four Types of Lateral Wheelchair Transfers, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Karmarkar A, Cooper RA, Connor S, Collins DM, Comparative Analysis of Speed, Acceleration and Breaking Effectiveness of Pushrim-Activated, Power-Assisted Wheelchairs (PAPAW) Using ANSI/RESNA Standards, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Dicianno BE, Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Brown K, Advancements in Power Wheelchair Joystick Technology: Average and Excess Force Exertion on Isometric and Motion Sensing Joysticks, Proceedings of the 29th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 22-26, 2006.

Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RM The Benefits of Assistive Technology, 52nd Annual Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, September 5-7, 2006.

Sisto SA, Yarossi M, Forrest G, Dyson-Hudson T, Kwarciak AM, Boninger ML, Cole J, Kirshblum S, Shoulder Biomechanics of Pushrim Impact During Wheelchair Propulsion in Tetraplegia: A Case Report, International Shoulder Group Conference, Chicago, IL, October 9-10, 2006.

Karmarkar A, Collins DM, Rhoads CC, Cooper RA, Participation and Safety Related to Manual Wheelchair Use in Veterans in an Extended Care Facility, University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging Conference: Celebrating Research on Aging-Building Collaborations for the Future, Pittsburgh, PA, October 17, 2006.

Cooper RA, Advances and Opportunities in Wheeled Mobility, Australian Assistive Technology and Assistive Technology Association Conference, Western Australia, October 17-20, 2006.

Wolf EJ, Pearlman J, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Kelleher AR, Collins DM, Boninger ML, Cooper RM, Smith DR, Vibration Exposure of Individuals Using Wheelchairs Over Concrete Paver Surfaces, 8th International Conference on Concrete Block Paving, San Francisco, CA, November 6-8, 2006.

Pearlman J, Wheelchair Provision in Developing Countries, Consensus Conference on Wheelchairs in Developing Countries, Bangalore, India, November 6-11, 2006.

Pearlman J, Role of Users in Research and Design, Consensus Conference on Wheelchairs in Developing Countries, Bangalore, India, November 6-11, 2006.

Pearlman J, Review of Literature on Wheelchairs for Developing Countries, Consensus Conference on Wheelchairs in Developing Countries, Bangalore, India, November 6-11, 2006.

 

2005

Kubo J, Ohnabe H, Okada T, Cooper RA, Evaluation of a Newly Designed Water Cushion for Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the 21st International Seating Symposium, Orlando, FL, pp. 117-118, January 22-25, 2005

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Cooper R, Koontz AM, Eisler H, Considerations for the Selection and Fitting of Manual Wheelchairs for Optimal Mobility, Proceedings of the 21st International Seating Symposium, Orlando, FL, pp. 59-60, January 22-25, 2005

DiGiovine CP, Koontz AM, Development and Use of a Standard Clinical Protocol for the Assessment of Wheelchair Propulsion Biomechanics, Proceedings of the 21st International Seating Symposium, Orlando, FL, pp. 77-78, January 22-25, 2005

Boninger ML, Cooper R, Minkel J, Review of Medical, Technology, and Psychosocial Issues for Persons with MS, Proceedings of the 21st International Seating Symposium, Orlando, FL, pp. 123-124, January 22-25, 2005

Fitzgerald SG, Collins D, Sachs-Ericsson N, Man's Best Friend: The Benefits of Service Dogs,  Proceedings of the 21st International Seating Symposium, Orlando, FL, pp. 129-160,  January 22-25, 2005

Hubbard SL, Fitzgerald SG, Reker DM, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Kazis LE, Characterization of Veterans Prescribed Wheelchairs and Scooters by the VA, VA Health Services R&D National Meeting, Washington, D.C., February 16-18, 2005.

Martini DL, Pack BC, Chu AW, Khalaf TM, Boninger ML, The Relationship Between Age, BMI, Self-Reported Aggressiveness, and Injury with Novel Measures of Agility and Strength in a Skiiing/Snowboarding Population, 51st Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Tucson AZ, February 22-26, 2005, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 84, No. 3, pp. 225, March 2005.

Reyes-Littaua MC, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Dyson-Hudson T, Impink BG, Wheelchair Use and Frequency of Transfers Among Persons with Paraplegia, 51st Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Tucson AZ, February 22-26, 2005, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 84, No. 3, pp. 230, March 2005.

Walker H, Boninger ML, Impink BG, Malkieiwcz AJ, Cooper RA, Ultrasound Evaluation of the Median Nerve Before and After Intense Wheelchair Activity, 51st Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Tucson AZ, February 22-26, 2005, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 84, No. 3, pp. 210, March 2005.

Cooper RA, Transportation and Mobility: Across the Lifespan, NIH Physical Disabilities Through the Lifespan Conference, Bethesda, MD, July 21-22, 2003, published in Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair (Supplement), Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 39s-40s, March 2005.

Khalaf TM, Boninger ML, Impink BG, Malkiewicz AJ, Cooper RA, Ultrasonographic Changes to the Biceps Tendon Related to Exercise, 51st Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Tucson AZ, February 22-26, 2005, published in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 84, No. 3, pp. 201-202, March 2005.

Wolf EJ, Electric Powered Wheelchairs: Research to Clinical Practice, International Conference on Posture and Mobility, Exeter, UK, pp. 30-31, April 11-15, 2005.

Cooper RA, Manual Wheelchair Selection and Transfer Techniques, International Conference on Posture and Mobility, Exeter, UK, pp. 68-69, April 11-15, 2005.

Pearlman J, Cooper RA, Cooper R, Zipfel E, McCartney M, A Demonstration of the "Manufacturing Model" Of Transferring Wheelchair Technology To Developing Countries, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Puhlman J, Developing a Wheelchair Joystick with Adjustable Compliance, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA , CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Martin SG, Fitzgerald SG, Collins DM, Reinsfelder A, Kelleher AR, Effects of Assistance Dogs on Assistive Device Use, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Authier E, Guo S, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Mechanical Refinement of the GameCycle Exercise System, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference,Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Ding D, Guo S, Hayashi S, LoPresti E, Simpson R, Cooper RA, Software Design of the Smart Power Assistance Module for Manual Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta , GA , CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Tolerico M, Ding D, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper R, Kelleher AR, Spaeth DM, Boninger ML, Usage Characteristics of Ultralight Wheelchair Users: During and Post the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Furui T, Boninger ML, Hunt PC, Fitzgerald SG, Rice I, Effect of Transition from Walking to a Wheelchair on Participation in Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

McNeal A, Cooper RA, Pearlman J, Critical Factors For Wheelchair Technology Transfers To Developing Countries Materials and Design Constraints,Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Zipfel E, Cooper RA, Pearlman J, McCartney M, Puhlman J, Design and Development of a New Tilt-in-Space Pediatric Wheelchair, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Cooper R, Cooper RA, Puhlman J, Groll J, Design and Development of a Retrofit Bicycle Seat Adapter, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference,Atlanta , GA , CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Yang Y, Koontz AM, Kanaly J, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Start-Up Propulsion Biomechanics Using a Prototype Ergonomic Pushrim, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Collins DM, Fitzgerald SG, Martin SG, Reinsfelder A, Milan R, Sachs-Ericsson N, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Wheelchair Service Dogs, Demographic Characteristics, and Social Participation: Who Benefits Most?, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Yarnall M, Koontz AM, Yang Y, Price R, Boninger ML, Wrist Range of Motion During Lateral Transfers Among Persons with Paraplegia, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Mercer JL, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Pearlman J, Boninger D, Cooper RA, Effect of Weight on Wheelchair Propulsion Over Various Surfaces, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Zipfel E, Cooper RA, Authier E, LoPresti E, Puhlman J, Simpson R, Wyszomierski S, A Novel Sensor Housing Design for the Smart Power Assistance Module (SPAM), Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Cowan R, Boninger ML, Mercer JL, Pearlman J, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Factors Affecting Start-Up Propulsion Forces, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta , GA , CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Koontz AM, Yang Y, Price R, Sisto SA, Cooper RA, DiGiovine CP, Boninger ML, Multi-site Comparison of Wheelchair Propulsion in Persons with Paraplegia,Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta , GA , CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Reinsfelder A, Fitzgerald SG, Collins DM, Martin SG, Barks vs. Bytes (and Other Assistive Technology), Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference,Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Kaminski BA, Cooper RA, Hoover A, Cooper R, Ding D, Spaeth DM, Activity and Usage Characteristics of Children Who Use Electric Powered and Manual Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta , GA , CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Rice I, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Characteristics of the Manual Wheelchair Propulsive Stroke Under Fatigue Conditions, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta , GA , CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Bevly A, Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Determining Head Position to Assist Electric-Powered Wheelchair Operation for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Pearlman J, Cooper RA, Karnawat J, Cooper R, Boninger ML, Economical (K0010) Power Wheelchairs Have Poor Reliability and Important Safety Problems: An ANSI/RESNA Wheelchair Standards Comparison Study., Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Impink BG, Boninger ML, Yang Y, Cooper RA, The Effect of Assumed Point of Force Application on the Calculation of Hand Moments During Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Leister L, Ding D, Cooper R, Kelleher AR , Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Effectiveness and Use of Tilt-in-Space and Recline Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta , GA , CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Chaves ES, Cooper R, Boninger ML, Cooper R, Fitzgerald SG, Gray, D, The Influence of Wheelchair Service Delivery on Community Participation Satisfaction in Individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-26, 2005.

Grindle GG, Cooper RA, Guo S, Investigation of Electric Powered Wheelchair Safety During Contact with Vehicle Lift Barriers, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Wolf EJ, Cooper RA, Pearlman J, Collins DM, Kelleher AR , Longitudinal Assessment of Vibrations During Electric Powered Wheelchair Propulsion Over Selected Sidewalk Surfaces, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta , GA , CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Authier E, Wyszomierski S, Zipfel E, Puhlman J, Guo S, Cooper RA, LoPresti E, Simpson R, Smart Power Assistance Module Mechanical Hardware Suitable for User Testing, Proceedings of the 28th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, CD-ROM, June 25-27, 2005.

Mercer J, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Pearlman J, Cooper RA, Kinetic Analysis of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Over Three Surfaces, Proceedings of the XXth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics and 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Cleveland State University, OH, CD-ROM, August 1-5, 2005.

Koontz AM, Yang Y, Triolo RJ, Boninger ML, Mercer J, Electomyography of Trunk Muscles During Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of the XXth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics and 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Cleveland State University, OH, CD-ROM, August 1-5, 2005.

Kubo J, Yang Y, Ohnabe H, Cooper RA, Cooper R, Okada T, Collins DM, Evaluation of a Newly Designed Water Cushion for Wheelchair DrivingProceedings of the XXth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics and 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Cleveland State University, OH , CD-ROM, August 1-5, 2005.

Triolo RJ, Yang Y, Koontz AM, Nogan S, Boninger ML, Effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation on Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of the XXth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics and 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Cleveland State University, OH, CD-ROM, August 1-5, 2005.

Yang Y, Chaves ES, McCrory JL, Acute Muscle Adaptations to a Resistance Exercise, Proceedings of the XXth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics and 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Cleveland State University, OH, CD-ROM, August 1-5, 2005.

Fitzgerald SG, Are People with Tetraplegia Getting the Best Wheelchair to Meet Their Needs, American Paraplegia Society's 51st  Annual Conference,  Las Vegas , NV, CD-ROM, Sept. 6-8, 2005.

Koontz AM, Fitzgerald SG, Kelleher AR , Spaeth DM, Advances in Power Wheelchair Technology for High Tetraplegia (Symposium), American Paraplegia Society 51st Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV , CD-ROM, Sept. 6-8, 2005.

Koontz AM, Power Wheelchair Selection: Using Wheelchair Standards to Evaluate Performance, Durability, and Safety, American Paraplegia Society 51st Annual Conference,  Las Vegas, NV, CD-ROM, Sept. 6-8, 2005.

Cooper RA, Carrying the Torch - Call to Continue the Progress of the Past 25 Years, American Paraplegia Society 51st Annual Conference,   Las Vegas, NV, CD-ROM, Sept. 6-8, 2005.

Spaeth DM, Advancements in Control Options and Programming, American Paraplegia Society 51st Annual Conference,   Las Vegas , NV , CD-ROM, Sept. 6-8, 2005.

Kelleher AR, Power Wheelchair Seating and Technology, American Paraplegia Society's 51st Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, CD-ROM, Sept. 6-8, 2005.

Pearlman J, A Demonstration of the Manufacturing Model of Transferring Wheelchair Technology to Developing Countries,Proceedings of the 20th Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA), Saga City, Japan, p. 178, September 2005.

Collins DM, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Martin SG, Reinsfelder A, Milan R, Benefits of Service Dogs for Older Women, Proceedings of the 20th Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA),  Saga City, Japan, pp. 180-181, September 2005.

Kubo J, Yang Y, Ohnabe H, Okada T, Cooper RA, Cooper R, Collins DM, Evaluation of Newly Designed Water Cushion for Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the 20thJapanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA), Saga City, Japan, pp. 184-185, September 2005.

Furui T, Boninger ML, Hunt PC, Rice I, Social Participation of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries Making the Transition from Walking to Using a Wheelchair, Proceedings of the 20th Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA),  Saga City, Japan, pp. 188-189, September 2005.

Furui T, Furui M, Shiraishi K, The Gross Motor Function Classification System and Lifelong Changes in Functional Limitation Among Adults with Cerebral Palsy, American Academy for CP and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, September 14-17, 2005; Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Supplement No. 102, Vol. 47, p. 23, September 2005.

per RA, RESNA: State-of-the Society and the Future of Rehabilitation Engineering, Proceedings of the 20th Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA), Saga City, Japan,  September 2005.

Cooper RA, Pearlman J, Cooper RM, Symposium on Wheelchairs and Seating, Proceedings of the 20th Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA), Saga City, Japan,  September 2005.

Ohnabe H, Cooper RA, Collins DM, Nakajima A, Okada T, Maeda Y, Taya Y, Fukushima S, Asai Y, Mitsumori S, Exploring Opportunities to Improve the Quality of Life Through Expertise Exchange Between Space and Welfare Fields Ranging from Rehabilitation Science to Elderly Care and Assistive Technology, 56th International Astronautical Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, in press, October 17-20, 2005.

Furui T, Shiraishi K, Boninger ML, The Mobility Transitions Among Ambulatory Individuals Living with Cerebral Palsy from Life Long Perspective, World Confederation for Physical Therapy-Asian Western Pacific Region Conference, Korea, October 30-November 1, 2005.

 

2004

Dicianno BE, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Mercer JL, Wolf EJ, Weight and Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Association of Academic Physiatrists 40th Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 24-29, 2004.

Allegretti A, Fitzgerald SG, Schmeler MR, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Shapcott N, Pelvic Positioning Evaluations for Wheelchair Selection: A Comparison Between In Person and Video Conferencing, Proceedings of the 20th International Seating Symposium, Vancouver, BC, March 4-6, pp. 215-216, 2004.

Cohen LJ, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Seating and Mobility Script Concordance Test (SMSCT) Validation, Proceedings of the 20th International Seating Symposium, Vancouver, BC, March 4-6, p. 247, 2004.

Dicianno BE, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Mercer JL, Wolf EJ, Weight and Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 83, No. 3, p. 228, March 2004.

Simpson R, LoPresti E, Hayashi S, Guo S, Frisch R, Martin A, Ding D, Cooper RA, The Smart Power Assistance Module for Manual Wheelchairs, Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, UK, March 22-24, 2004.

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Tharkeshwarappa, Ebihara K, Cooper RA, Corrective Forces Required to Balance in a Wheelchair Wheelie, 3rd International Congress, "Restoration of Wheeled Mobility in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: State of the Art III," Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 19-21, 2004.

Koontz AM, Rice I, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Wheelchair Users with SCI Exhibit Paradoxical Trunk Movement During Propulsion, 3rd International Congress, "Restoration of Wheeled Mobility in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: State of the Art III," Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 19-21, 2004.

Ding D, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper R, Spaeth DM, Hoover AE, Dvorznak MJ, Wheelchair Usage Pattern: Does Age Matter?, 3rd International Congress, "Restoration of Wheeled Mobility in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: State of the Art III," Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 19-21, 2004.

Sisto SA, Boninger ML, LaFountain M, Wilen J, Dyson-Hudson T, Forrest G, Start/Stop Pushrim Forces of Manual Wheelchair Users with Paraplegia, 3rd International Congress, "Restoration of Wheeled Mobility in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: State of the Art III," Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 19-21, 2004.

Algood SD, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper R, Boninger ML, Impact of a Pushrim Activated Power Assist Wheelchair on the Metabolic Demands, Stroke Frequency, and Range of Motion Among Individuals with Tetraplegia, 30th American Spinal Cord Association Scientific Meeting, Denver, Colorado, May 14-16, 2004.

Chaves E, Boninger ML, Cooper R, Fitzgerald SG, Gray D, Cooper RA, Application of a Participation System to Assess the Influence of Assistive Technology on the Lives of People with Spinal Cord Injury, 30th American Spinal Cord Association Scientific Meeting, Denver, Colorado, May 14-16, 2004.

Boninger ML, Hunt PC, Cooper RA, Zafonte RD, Fitzgerald SG, Factors Associated with Wheelchair Type and Quality Among Individuals with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury, 30th American Spinal Cord Association Scientific Meeting, Denver, Colorado, May 14-16, 2004.

Puhlman J, Cooper RA, Ammer WA, McCartney M, Duncan J, Design and Development of a Pneumatic Suspension Caster Wheelchair Fork, Proceedings of the27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Pearlman J, Cooper RA, Wolf EJ, Kelleher A, Fitzgerald SG, Ammer WA, Vibrations During Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Over Selected Sidewalk Surfaces are Sensitive to Weather-Related Surface Wear, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Kaminski BA, Adaptation of a Baby Seat for Attachment to a Wheelchair, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Chaves E, Boninger ML, Cooper R, Fitzgerald SG, Gray D, Cooper RA, Assessing the Influence of Assistive Technology on People with Spinal Cord Injury Using a Measure of Participation, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Ding D, Cooper RA, Spaeth DM, Isometric Joystick Tuning Interface and Assessment, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Ding D, Cooper RA, Terashima S, Yang Y, Cooper R, A Study on the Balance Function of the IBOT Transporter, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Brown K, Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Designing an Improved Variable Compliance Joystick for Driving Electric Powered Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Albright S, Ammer WA, Puhlman J, Development of a Miniature Data Logger for Collecting Outcome Measures for Wheeled Mobility,Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Rice I, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, An Analysis of Trunk Excursion in Manual Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Yang Y, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Influence of Gripping Moments on Mechnical Efficiency of Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Mercer JL, Boninger ML, Dicianno B, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Wolf EJ, Fitzgerald SG, Body Mass Index and its Limitations on Functional Wheelchair Propulsion,Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Impink B, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Koontz AM, Range of Motion and Wheelchair Pushrim Kinetics: Their Impact on Nerve Health, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Cowan R, Boninger ML, Mercer JL, Koontz AM, Injury Level and Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Ambrosio F, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Dvorznak MJ, Ambrosio A, A Model-Based Criterion for Assessing Appropriateness of Wheelchair Setup,Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Bevly A, Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Improving Electric Powered Wheelchair Operation for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Wolf EJ, Cooper RA, Shoemaker A, Guo S, Design and Preliminary Calibration of a SMARTHUB for the Measurement of Forces and Moments in Electric Powered Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Zipfel E, Cooper RA, McCartney M, Duncan J, Ammer WA, Pearlman J, Design and Development of a Manual Wheelchair For India, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Kaminski BA, Cooper RA, Hoover A, Cooper R, Ding D, Application of a Commercial Datalogger to Electric Powered and Manual Wheelchairs of Children,Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Algood SD, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper R, Wolf EJ, Hoover A, Boninger ML, Pushrim Activated Power Assist Wheelchair on the Functional Capabilities of Individuals with Tetraplegia, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Grindle GG, Guo S, Cooper RA, Blasch B, Ammer WA, Duncan J, Design of a Spring Mechanism Retractable Training Cane, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Guo S, Cooper RA, Grindle GG, Development of Head-Operated, Isometric Controls for Powered Mobility, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Hoover A, Cooper RA, Ding D, Koontz AM, Cooper R, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Manual Wheelchair Use and Reported Pain, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Hubbard S, Fitzgerald SG, Reker D, Kazis L, Downs F, Relationship Between Health Related Quality of Life and Quality of Wheelchair Provided to Veterans,Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Tolerico ML, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Martin SG, Investigation of Power Wheelchair Reliability, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Cohen LJ, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Seating and Mobility Script Concordance Test (SMSCT): External Structure Evidence, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Ammer WA, Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, McCartney M, Ammer SW, The Further Development of a User-Friendly Exercise System for Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Martin SG, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Collins DM, Do Organized Sporting Events Make a Difference for Individuals Who Use Wheelchairs?, Proceedings of the 27thAnnual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Frisch R, Guo S, Cooper RA, LoPresti EF, Simpson R, Hayashi S, Ammer WA, Hardware Design of the Smart Power Assistance Module for Manual Wheelchairs,Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Furhman SI, Fitzgerald SG, Collins DM, Martin S, Effect of Service Dog Ownership and Other Parameters on the Number of Hours of Paid Assistance for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Allegretti A, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Collins D, Martin S, Relationship Between Pain, Fatigue, and Level of Depression in Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Collins DM, Fitzgerald SG, Martin SG, Fuhrman SI, Boninger ML, Physical Independence and Mobility: Study of Functional Performance on Individuals With and Without Service Dogs, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Boyles AL, Fitzgerald SG, Kelleher A, Cooper R, Cooper RA, Who are the People Using Wheelchairs: Development of a Wheelchair Users Registry, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Cooper R, Cooper RA, Ding D, Hoover A, Dvorznak MJ, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Wheelchair Usage Pattern: Does Age Matter?, Proceedings of the 27thAnnual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Koontz AM, Tharkeshwarappa N, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Corrective Actions Necessary for Maintaining a Wheelchair Wheelie, Proceedings of the 27th Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, CD-Rom, June 20-22, 2004.

Ohnabe H, Cooper RA, Wheelchairs in the Aging Society, Proceedings of the 19th Japanese Conference of Advancement of the Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA Conference), pp. 215-216, Sapporo, Japan, August 25-27, 2004.

Ohnabe H, Cooper RA, Okada T, Mitsumori S, Adaptive Engineering and Space Technology, Proceedings of the 19th Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA Conference), Sapporo, Japan, pp. 213-214, August 25-27, 2004.

Yang Y, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Triolo RJ, Cooper RA, Wheelchair Propulsion Pattern and EMG Activity of the Trunk Muscles, Proceedings of the 19th Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA Conference), pp. 219-220, Sapporo, Japan, August 25-27, 2004.

Ambrosio F, Boninger ML, Schwid S, Cooper RA, Koontz AM, The Effect of Mobility Device Use on Strength, Fatigue, and Quality of Life in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Proceedings of the 19th Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA Conference), pp. 217-218, Sapporo, Japan, August 25-27, 2004.

Kanakashi Y, Okada T, Ohnabe H, Tauchi M, Kadoda Y, Wake A, Evaluation of New Sidewalk Curb Cuts at a Crosswalk by Running and Impact Characteristics of Manual Wheelchair, Proceedings of the 19th Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA Conference),pp. 21-22, Sapporo, Japan, August 25-27, 2004.

Araki K, Masahiro M, Okada T, Ohnabe H, Fundamental Test of Conductive Composite Material for Applying to Freeze Prevention and Snow Melting, Proceedings of the 19th Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA Conference), pp. 75-76, Sapporo, Japan, August 25-27, 2004.

Hirooka M, Ohnabe H, Mizuguchi F, Okada T, Characteristics of a Manual Wheelchair in Crossing a Slope Based on Analysis Model Considering Casters,Proceedings of the 19th Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA Conference), pp. 17-18, Sapporo, Japan, August 25-27, 2004.

Miyazawa M, Okada T, Ohnabe H, Propulsion Patterns and Muscular Activities of Upper Extremity in Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of the 19th Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (RESJA Conference), pp. 237-238, Sapporo, Japan, August 25-27, 2004.

Yang Y, Koontz AM, Nogan S, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Triolo RJ, Activation of the Trunk Muscles During Wheelchair Propulsion, 9th Annual Conference if the International FES Society, Bournemouth, UK, September 2004.

Ding D, Cooper RA, Spaeth DM, Optimized Joystick Controller, Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, San Francisco, CA, pp. 4881-4883, September 1-5, 2004.

Cooper RA (Moderator), Fitzgerald SG, Koontz AM, Cooper R, Wheelchairs and Seating, American Paraplegia Society Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7-9, 2004, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 4, p. 403, 2004.

Cooper R, Specialized Seating and Mobility, American Paraplegia Society Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7-9, 2004, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 4, p. 404, 2004.

Cooper RA, Electric Powered Wheelchair Selection and Tuning, American Paraplegia Society Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7-9, 2004, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 4, p. 403, 2004.

Koontz AM, Wheelchair Set-up and Prevention of Secondary Conditions, American Paraplegia Society Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7-9, 2004, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 4, p. 404-405, 2004.

Fitzgerald SG, Epidemiological Outcomes of Wheelchair Service Delivery, American Paraplegia Society Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7-9, 2004, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 4, p. 403-404, 2004.

Fitzgerald SG, Songer T, Rotko A, Transportation Characteristics for Individuals Who Use Wheelchairs, American Paraplegia Society Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7-9, 2004, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 4, p. 421, 2004.

Sisto SA, Boninger ML, LaFountain M, Wilen J, Forrest G, Dyson-Hudson T, Kirshblum  S, Pushrim Forces of Manual Wheelchair Users with Paraplegia, American Paraplegia Society Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7-9, 2004, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 4, p. 408, 2004.

Tharakeshwarappa N, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Biomechanical Analysis of a Wheelchair Wheelie in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biomechanics, Portland, Oregon, CD-Rom, September 8-11, 2004.

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Yang Y, Cooper RA, Trunk Movement Patterns and Propulsion Efficiency in Wheelchair Users With and Without Spinal Cord Injury, Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biomechanics, Portland, Oregon, CD-Rom, September 8-11, 2004.

Yang Y, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Triolo R, Cooper RA, EMG Activity of Trunk Muscles During Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biomechanics, Portland, Oregon, CD- Rom, September 8-11, 2004.

Reker DM, Fitzgerald SG, Hubbard S, Hoenig H, Marquez J, Cowper D, Marshall C, Mann W, Veterans Health Administration National Prothestics Patient Database (NPPD):  Preliminary Studies of Validity, ACRM-ASNR Joint Conference, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, September 9 - 12, 2004.

Ohnabe H, Cooper RA, Okada T, Mitsumori S, Relationship Between Adaptive Engineering and Space Technology, Proceedings of the Welfare Engineering Symposium, University of Tokyo, Japan, pp. 213-216, September 13-15, 2004. 

Okada T, Kawasaki M, Sakaguchi A, Ohnabe H, Mechanical Support for Mobility of Walker with Simplicity in Maneuvering,Proceedings of the Welfare Engineering Symposium, University of Tokyo, Japan, pp. 225-228, September 13-15, 2004. 

Kubo T, Okada T, Ohnabe H, Ohi T, Development of Cushion for Making Ride Comfortable on Wheelchair, Proceedings of the Welfare Engineering Symposium, University of Tokyo, Japan, pp. 49-52, September 13-15, 2004. 

Miyazawa M, Okada T, Ohnabe H, Yang Y, Koontz AM, Examination of Propulsion Patterns in Manual Wheelchair Propulsion,  Proceedings of the Welfare Engineering Symposium, University of Tokyo, Japan, pp. 53-56, September 13-15, 2004. 

Yang Y, Koontz AM, Nogan S, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Triolo RJ, Activation of the Trunk Muscles During Wheelchair Propulsion, 9th Annual Conference of the International FES Society, Bournemouth, UK, September 6-9, 2004.

Pearlman J, Zipfel E, Cooper RA, Meeting the Need for Wheelchairs and Other Assistive Technologies in the Developing World: A Call for More Action, Engineers for a Sustainable World National Conference, Palo Alto, CA, September 30-October 2, 2004.

Zipfel E, Pearlman J, Cooper RA, Meeting the Need for Wheelchairs and Other Assistive Technologies in the Developing World, World Bank International Disability Conference, Washington, D.C., November 30-December 1, 2004.

Yang Y, Koontz AM, Kanaly J, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Biomechanical Analysis of a New Ergonomic Pushrim, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Symposium, National Cheng Kung University , Taiwan , December 17-18, 2004.

VanSickle DP, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Digiovine CP, Wheelchair Use May Expose People with Disabilities to Harmful Vibrations, VA R&D Impacts 2002-2003, page 25, 2004.

Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Corfman TA, Prins K, Spaeth DM, Arva J, Ammer WA, O'Connor TJ, VA R&D Impacts 2002-2003, page 26, 2004.

 

2003

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, What is the Best Way to Propel a Wheelchair?, Proceedings of the 19th International Seating Symposium, Orlando, FL, February 27-March 1, pp. 47-48, 2003.

Boninger ML, Cooper R, Prescribing Wheelchairs for People with Progressive Disorders, Proceedings of the 19th International Seating Symposium, Orlando, FL, February 27-March 1, pp. 105-106, 2003.

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Redesigning the Wheelchair Pushrim for Injury Prevention, Proceedings of the 19th International Seating Symposium, Orlando, FL, February 27-March 1, pp. 143-144, 2003.

Guo S, Cooper RA, Wolf EJ, DiGiovine CP, Chaves E, Whole-Body Vibration Analysis of Four Different Wheelchair Cushions, Proceedings of the 19th International Seating Symposium, Orlando, FL, February 27-March 1, pp. 189-190, 2003.

Fitzgerald SG, Songer T, Incidence of Motor-Vehicle Accidents in Individuals who Use Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 19th International Seating Symposium, Orlando, FL, February 27-March 1, pp. 221-222, 2003.

Labatia I, Boninger ML, Horton J, Gray D, Participation and Assistive Technology in Spinal Cord Injury, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Supplement 1), Spring 2003.

Dicianno BE, Boninger ML, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Pain and Social Activity in Spinal Cord Injury, American Journal of Physcial Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 82, No. 3, pp. 242-243, March 2003.

Zhao HH, Liu BY, Boninger ML, Synott M, Zafonte R, Healthcare Trends in Women with Disability in the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, American Journal of Physcial Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 82, No. 3, pp. 231-232, March 2003.

Cooper RA, Wolf EJ, Fitzgerald SG, Dobson A, Ammer WA, Integration of Wheelchairs and Segmental Pavement Surfaces, PAVE International Conference on Pavement Technologies, Sun City, South Africa, October 12-15, 2003.

Cooper RA, Cooper R, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Wolf E, Yang Y, Dobson A, Technical Contributions to Wheelchairs that Improve Outcomes, Posture and Mobility Group Annual Conference: Improving the Outcome, University of York, UK, March 18-19, 2003.

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Cooper R, Souza AL, Ambrosio F, Wolf E, Causes and Alleviation of Repetitive Strain Injuries Among Wheelchair Users,Posture and Mobility Group Annual Conference: Improving the Outcome, University of York, UK, March 18-19, 2003.

Cooper R, Schmeler MR, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Using Outcomes Tools, Peer-Reviewed Literature and Other Evidence to Justify Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Interventions, Posture and Mobility Group Annual Conference: Improving the Outcome, University of York, UK, March 18-19, 2003.

Kim JB, Brienza DM, The Virtual Reality TeleRehabilitation System for Analyzing the Accessability of the Physical Environment, Young VR Forum, February 12-13, 2003.

Simpson R, Guo S, Ding D, Smart Power Assistance Module for Manual Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Tharakeshwarappa  N, van Roosmalen L, Bertocci GE, Duncan J, Guo S, Cooper RA, Development of a Pendulum Impact Tester to Evaluate Wheelchair Caster Crashworthiness, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Kim JB, Brienza DM, The Virtual Reality Telerehabilitation System for Analyzing Accessibility of the Physical Environment: A Comparison of Camera Systems,Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Martin SG, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Collins DM, Impink BG, Characteristics of Ultralight Wheelchairs: Maintenance and Repairs, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Corfman TA, Cooper RA, Dvorznak MJ, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, The Ability of Physical Therapists to Recognize Electric Powered Wheelchair Driving Accidents,Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Hubbard SL, Spaeth DM, Rate, Accuracy and Efficiency of Text Entry as a Function of Different Computer Access Methods, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Kaminski BA, Cooper RA, Ammer WA, McCartney M, Spaeth DM, Addition of a Wireless "Fire-Button" to the User Interface of the GAMECycle Exercise System,Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Guo S, Cooper RA, Ding D, Corfman TA, Influence of Powered Wheelchair Backwards Driving Stability on Back-emf, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Ding D, Lopresti EF, Simpson R, Cooper RA, Interpreting Joystick Signals for Wheelchair Navigation, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Impink BG, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Koontz AM, Median and Ulnar Nerve Function Related to Wrist Range of Motion During Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Hoover A, Cooper RA, Ding D, Dvorznak MJ, Cooper R, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Comparing Driving Habits of Wheelchair Users: Manual vs. Power,Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Zipfel E, Cooper RA, Chaves E, Duncan JD, McCartney M, Ammer W, Puhlman J, Mays L, Kaminski BA, Handcycle: A Design Evaluation, Proceedings of the 26thAnnual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Cohen L, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, The Process of Assessment Test Development and Validation, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Chaves E, Koontz AM, Garber S, Cooper RA, Williams AL, Clinical Evaluation of a Wheelchair Mounted Robotic Arm, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Ebihara K, Koontz AM, Impink B, Boninger ML, Kinetic Analysis of Wheelchair Propulsion for Various Surface and Ramp Conditions, Proceedings of the 26thAnnual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Yang Y, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, The Effect of Hand Contact Speed on Wheelchair Propulsion Kinetics, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Tharakeshwarappa N, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Towers J, Finite Element Model of the Shoulder Joint During Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Chaves E, Target Acquisition with Electric Powered Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Alegretti A, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Cooper R, Cohen L, Shapcott N, Pelvic Positioning Evaluation for Wheelchair Selection: A Comparison Between in Person and Video Conferencing, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Algood SD, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Cooper R, Ambrosio F, Hoover A, Reeves SA, Corfman TA, Spaeth D, Stroke Frequency and Excursion Differences Between Manual Wheelchair Propulsion and Pushrim Activated Power Assisted Propulsion Among Persons with Tetraplegia, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Dvorznak MJ, Cooper RA, Corfman TA, Dynamic Model for Validation of a Modified Hybrid III ATD as a Test Surrogate in Wheelchair Research, Proceedings of the26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Rice I, Boninger ML, Souza AL, Cooper RA, Wrist Pain Strength and Function in Individuals with Paraplegia, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Kwarciak A, Cooper RA, Ammer WA, Evaluation of Manual Suspension Wheelchairs Using ANSI/RESNA Fatigue Tests, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Rentschler AJ, Cooper RA, Blasch B, Boninger ML, Evaluation of the VA-PAMAID Robotic Walker, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Wolf E, Cooper RA, Dobson A, Fitzgerald SG, Ammer WA, Assessment of Vibrations During Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Over Selected Sidewalk Surfaces,Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Ambrosio F, Boninger ML, Fitzgerald SG, Liu B, Mapa M, Collins DM, Mobility Device as a Determinant of Social Participation in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis,Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Collins DM, Fitzgerald SG, Martin SG, Impink B, Cooper RA, Satisfaction of Individuals in the Community with Wheelchairs and Service Delivery, Proceedings of the26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Fronzcak K, Boninger ML, Souza AL, Cooper RA, Wheelchair Propulsion Biomechanics, Weight, and Median Nerve Damage: A Longitudinal Study, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Ding D, Cooper RA, Guo S, Corfman TA, Robust Velocity Control Simulation of a Power Wheelchair, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Ding D, Cooper RA, Guo S, Corfman TA, A Study on Modelling an Electric-Powered Wheelchair, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Dobson A, Cooper RA, Wolf E, Fitzgerald SG, Ammer WA, Boninger ML, Cooper R, Evaluation of Vibration Exposure of Power Wheelchair Users Over Selected Sidewalk Pavement Surfaces, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom, 2003.

Cooper R, Cooper RA, Zipfel E, Investigation into Potential Causes to A Manual Wheelchair Tip & Fall Incident, Proceedings of the 26th Annual RESNA Conference, Atlanta, Ga, CD-Rom,  2003.

Dicianno BE, Boninger ML, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Pain and Social Activity in Spinal Cord Injury, Association of Academic Physiatrists 38th Annual Meeting,Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 26-29, 2003.

Zhao HH, Liu BY, Boninger ML, Synott M, Zafonte R, Healthcare Trends in Women with Disability in the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Association of Academic Physiatrists 38th Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 26-29, 2003.

Cooper RM, Schmeler M, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Research into the Effectiveness and Use of Tilt-in-Space and Recline Wheelchairs for People with Progressive Disorders, Wheeled Mobility and Accessible Transportation Conference, July 22, 2003. View conference proceedings

Koontz AM, Ebihara K, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Impink B, Temporal Characteristics of Real-World Wheelchair Propulsion, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Toledo, OH, September 25-27, 2003.

Yang Y, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, The Association Between Hand Acceleration and Wheelchair Propulsion Kinetics, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Toledo, OH, September 25-27, 2003.

Nacopoulos C, Cooper RA, Zipfel E, Designing and Building the Trainer GAMEWheels for an Interactive Computer System that Promotes Exercise Among Wheelchair Users, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, October 1-4, 2003. 

Labatia I, Boninger ML, Horton J, Gray D, Participation and Assistive Technology in Spinal Cord Injury, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Supplement 1), Spring 2003.

 

2002

Cooper RA, Rehabilitation Engineering in America: Past, Present and Future, Keynote Address, Proceedings of the RESJA Conference, pp. 140-145, Japan, 2002.

Cooper RA, Cooper R, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Wolf E, Yang Y, Dobson A, Wheelchair Selection, Proceedings of the RESJA Conference Japan, pp. 81-90, 2002.

Cooper R, Souza A, Ambrosia F, Wolf E, Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Biomechanics, Proceedings of the RESJA Conference, Japan, pp. 5-9, 2002.

Groves SC, Boninger ML, Fay BT, Fitzgerald SG, Reliability and Validity of Fitt's Task in Multiple Sclerosis, Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 27-March 2, 2002.

Cohen LJ, Fitzgerald SG, Trefler E, Boninger ML, McCue M, Evaluating the Comprehensiveness/Effectiveness of Wheelchair and Seating Prescription: A Validity Test of a Clinical Rationale Measure, Proceedings of the 18th International Seating Symposium, Vancouver, BC Canada, March 7-9, pp. 243-245, 2002.

Schmeler MR, Boninger ML, Cooper R, Vitek M, Using Peer Reviewed Literature and Other Evidence to Justify Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Interventions, Proceedings of the 18th International Seating Symposium, Vancouver, BC Canada, March 7-9, pp.173-184, 2002.

Mills T, Holm MB, Trefler E, Schmeler MR, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Buning ME, Shapcott N, Cross-Validation of the Functional Evaluation in a Wheelchair (FEW) Instrument  with Consumer Goals, Proceedings of the 18th International Seating Symposium, Vancouver, BC Canada, March 7-9, pp. 237-241, 2002.

Schultz AR, Reeves SA, Cooper RA, GameWheels: Wheelchair Computer Interface, Bioengineering Internship Paper, April 26, 2002.

Lam WN, Mak AFT, Tam WC, Cooper RA, Comparison of Upper Limb Joint Forces During Straight Line and Turning Wheelchair Maneuvers, 27th Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Joint Professional Centre, Hong Kong, April 2002.

Pacheco FM, Horton JA, Hunt PC, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome: An Epidemiological Review, 1st Meeting of the American Spinal Cord Injury Association and the International Medical Society of Paraplegia (ASIA/IMPoP), Vancouver BC Canada, May 3-6, 2002.

Richter WM, Axelson PW, Cooper RA, Differences in Propulsion Kinetics Between Wheelchair Dependent and Non-Wheelchair Dependent Users, Proceedings CD-Rom, IV World Congress of Biomechanics Conference, Calgary, CA, August 4 09 2002.

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Towers JT, Ma L, Segmental Power During Propulsion in Wheelchair Users With Greater Evidence of Shoulder Injury Over Time, Proceedings CD-Rom, IV World Congress of Biomechanics Conference, Calgary, CA, August 4 09 2002.

Lam WN, Mak AFT, Tam WC, Cooper RA, Kinematics of the Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder During Manual Wheelchair Maneuvers, Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Meeting of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the Biomedical Engineering Society, Houston, TX, October 23-26, p. 370, 2002.

Cooper RA, Wolf E, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Ulerich R, Ammer WA, Seat and Footrest Vibrations in Manual Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Meeting of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the Biomedical Engineering Society, Houston, TX, October 23-26, p. 354, 2002. 

Guo S, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Development of Power Wheelchair Chin-Operated Force-Sensing Joystick, Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Meeting of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the Biomedical Engineering Society, Houston, TX, October 23-26, p. 351, 2002.

Boninger ML, Souza AL, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Koontz AM, Fay BT, Propulsion Patterns and Pushrim Biomechanics in Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Saudi Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation, p. 259, Vol. 8, No. 4, October-December 2002.

Wolf E, Cooper RA, Kwarciak A, Analysis of Whole Body Vibrations of Suspension Manual Wheelchairs: Utilization of the Absorbed Power Method, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 303-305, 2002.

Algood SD, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Cooper RC, Ambrosio F, Physiological Comparison of a Pushrim Activated Power Assist Wheelchair and Traditional Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Among Persons with Tetraplegia, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 285-287, 2002.

Yang Y, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Trunk Movement Adaptations During Wheelchair Propulsions at Two Speeds and Load Conditions, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 374-376, 2002.

Kwarciak AM, Cooper RA, Wolf E, Effectiveness of Rear Suspension in Reducing Shock Exposure to Manual Wheelchair Users During Curb Descents, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 365-367, 2002. 

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Dicianno BE, Towers JD, Propulsion Work and Power Differences in Wheelchair Users with Greater Evidence of Shoulder Pathology at Follow-Up, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 276-278, 2002.

Spaeth D, Cooper RA, Chaves E, The Application of Optical Sensors for Quantifying Electric Powered Wheelchair Driving Skill, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 248-250, 2002.

Ma L, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Gender Difference in the Segmental Power and Energy of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of the 25thAnnual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 339-341, 2002.

Dan D, Cooper RA, Guo S, Corfman T, Disturbances Induced by Wheelchair Casters When Driving Backwards, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 318-320, 2002.

Souza AL, Boninger ML, Fay BT, Cooper RA, Muscle Imbalance with Manual Wheelchair Use in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 279-281, 2002. 

Kim SJ, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Souza AL, Wheelchair Braking Biomechanics, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 336-338, 2002.

Dobson AR, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Cooper R, Use of the Independence "3000 IBOT" Transporter at Home and in the Community: A Pilot Study, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 288-290, 2002.

Blauch C, Cooper RA, Guo S, McCartney M, Wolf E, Dvorznak MJ, Mechanical Properties of Polyurethane Elastomers in an Oblique Angled Suspension Caster Fork for Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 297-299, 2002.

Blauch C, Cooper RA, Ammer W, McCartney M, Corfman T, Duncan J, Design of a Forward Folding Ultralight Wheelchair, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 300-302, 2002.

Richter WM, Axelson PW, Cooper RA, Kinematic State of the Hand at Impact with the Handrim as Function of Handrim Compliance, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 377-379, 2002.

Ambrosio F, Boninger ML, Fay B, Souza A, Fitzgerald S,  Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Wheelchair Propulsion Biomechanics In Patients With Multiple Sclerosis,Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 371-373, 2002.

Ambrosio F, Boninger ML, Fay B, Souza A, Fitzgerald S, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, A Fatigue Analysis During Wheelchair Propulsion In Patients With Multiple Sclerosis,Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 282-284, 2002.

Chaves E, Cooper RA, Spaeth DM, Boninger ML, Fitzgerald SG, Guo S, Comparison Of Virtual Electric Powered Wheelchair Driving Using A Position Sensing Joystick And An Isometric Joystick, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 291-293, 2002.

Cohen L, Fitzgerald SG, Trefler E, Boninger M, McCue M, Development Of A Clinical Rationale Measure Of Wheelchair And Seating Prescription: Reliability And Concurrent Validity Test Results, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 233-235, 2002.

Collins DM; Fitzgerald SG, Holm MB, Sachs-Ericcson N, Influence Of Wheelchair Service Dogs On Human Assistance Needs In Basic And Instrumental Activities Of Daily Living, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 230-232, 2002.

Cooper R, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Shapcott N, Cohen L, Thorman T, Schmeler M, Using Telerhabilitation To Aid In Selecting A Wheelchair,Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 327-329, 2002.

Corfman TA, Cooper RA, Dvorznak MJ, Kwarciak AM, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, A Video-Based Analysis Of "Tips And Falls" During Electric Powered Wheelchair Driving, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 351-353, 2002.

Dvorznak M, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Fitzgerald SG, Corfman T, Comparison of Hybrid III ATD and Wheelchair User at Select Speeds,  Proceedings of the 25thAnnual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 342-344, 2002.

Guo S, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Reeves S, Ammer W, Fitzgerald SG, Development Of The Gamecycle Exercise System, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 23-25, 2002.

Mills T, Holm MB, Schmeler M, Trefler E, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger M, Buning ME, Shapcott N, The Functional Evaluation In A Wheelchair (Few) Instrument: Test-Retest Reliability And Cross-Validation with Consumer Goals, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 245-247, 2002.

Panchang S, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Web Page Usability Tests For Blind Users Of Text To Speech Systems, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 100-102, 2002.

Reeves SA, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Thorman T, Guo S, Determining The Effectiveness Of The Gamecycle As An Exercise Device, Proceedings of the 25thAnnual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 368-370, 2002.

Thorman T, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Consumer Preferences for Wheelchair Wheels, Proceedings of the 25th Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 312-314, 2002.

Vitek JM, Cooper RA, Duncan JP, Ammer WA, Algood D, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Durability And Value Of Powered Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 25thAnnual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 321-323, 2002.

Souza AL, Boninger ML, Fay BT, Muscle Imbalance in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, Proceedings of the 4th National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, p. 99-100, 2002.

Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Guo S, Ammer W, Pilot Production of Isometric Joysticks to Enhance Wheelchair Driving Ability of Indiciduals with Impaired Hand Function, Proceedings of the 4th National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, p. 50-51, 2002.

Ambrosio F, Boninger ML, Fay BT, Wheelchair Propulsion Biomechanics in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Proceedings of the 4th National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, p. 111-112, 2002.

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Baldwin MA, Braking Kinetics in Wheelchair Propulsion: Evaluation of a New Ergonomic Pushrim, Proceedings of the 4thNational Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, pp. 120-121, 2002.

Reeves SA, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Thorman T, Guo S, Determining the Effectiveness of the GAMECycle as an Exercise Device, Proceedings of the 4th National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, pp. 175-175, 2002.

Blauch C, Cooper RA, Ammer W, McCartney M, Corfman T, The Design of a Forward Folding Ultralight Wheelchair, Proceedings of the 4th National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, p. 45, 2002.

Buning ME, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Vawheelchairinfo: A Website Informing Both Veterans who Use Wheelchairs and VA Seating and Mobility Professionals, Proceedings of the 4th National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, p. 145, 2002.

Corfman T, Guo S, Cooper RA, The Characterization of Reverse Instability in Electric Powered Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 4th National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, p. 46, 2002.

 

2001

Helkowski W,  Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Zafonte R, Ammer M, Longitudinal Evaluation of Median Nerve Function and Body Mass Index in Manual Wheelchair Users, Association of Academic Physiatrists 37th Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, SC, 2001.

Dicianno BE, Boninger ML, Towers JD, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Wheelchair Propulsion Forces and MRI Evidence of Shoulder Injury, Association of Academic Physiatrists 37th Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, SC, 2001.

Cooper RA, Steinberg MS, Healthcare and Assistive Technologies, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Proceedings of Technologies for Successful Aging, Vol. 38, No. 1 (Supplement), pp. S46-S48, 2001.

Lam WN, Mak A, Tam WC, Cooper RA, Comparison of Shoulder Biomechanics During Straight Line and Turning Wheelchair Maneuvers, 21st Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2001. 

Koontz AM, Cooper RA, VanRoosmalen L, Anthropometrics in Wheelchair Mobility Studies, Proceedings of the Anthropometrics of Disability: An International Workshop, Buffalo, NY, pp. 13-1 & 13-5, 2001.

Arva J, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Spaeth DM, Boninger ML, Long-Term Monitoring of Wheelchair Usage with and without the Yamaha JWII Power Assisted Wheelchair Hubs, 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 361-363, 2001.

Ma L, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Fay BT, Cooper RA, Mechanical Energy Change Within the Segments of Upper Extremity During Wheelchair Propulsion,Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 307-309, 2001.

Richter WM, Axelson PW, Cooper RA, A Model-Based Approach to Determine the Effect of Handrim Compliance on Propulsion Efficiency, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 301-303, 2001.

Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Fay BT, Souza AL, Predicting Scapula Orientation in Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 304-306, 2001.

Dvorznak MJ, Cooper RA, Corfman TA, Modification of Hybrid III Test Dummy for Use In Wheelchair Studies, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, 2001.

Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Guo S, Wong CL, Using Quadrature Emulation to Connect Proportional Controls to Personal Computers Through a Standard Mouse,Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 74-76, 2001.

Corfman TA, Cooper RA, Dvorznak MJ, Boninger ML, Ammer WA, Sheesley M, Cooper R, Thorman T, A Video-Based Analysis of "Tips and Falls" During Electric Powered Wheelchair Driving, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 364-366, 2001.

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Fay BT, Dietzer J, Scapula Orientation in a Virtual Wheelchair Push, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 415-417, 2001.

Cooper R, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Shapcott N, Cohen L, Thorman T, Development of a Tool to Be Used During Telerehabilitation Evaluation and Recommendation Process, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 254-256, 2001.

Rentschler AJ, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Fitzgerald S, Using Stability and Fatigue Strength Testing When Choosing a Manual Wheelchair, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 355-357, 2001.

Fay BT, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Koontz AM, Considering Gender Differences in Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Kinetics: Use of a Pushrim Force Ratio,Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 277-279, 2001.

Cohen LJ, Fitzgerald S, Trefler E, Boninger ML, Teaching, Seating, and Wheeled Mobility Prescription: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Four Instructional Methods,Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 193-195, 2001.

Algood D, Cooper RA, Rentschler AJ, Vitek JM, Ammer WA, Wolf EJ, Power and Control System Testing of Five Different Types of Power Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 421-423, 2001.

Shapcott N, Boninger ML, Cooper R, Cohen LJ, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald S, Determining the Efficacy of POTS Based Telerehabilitation for Wheelchair Prescription,Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 169-171, 2001.

Panchang S, Fitzgerald S, Cooper RA, Cohn E, Boninger ML, Accessibility of Rehabilitation Web Pages Using JAWS and BOBBY, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 95-97, 2001.

Souza AL, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Fay BT, Cooper RA, Comparison of Pushrim Kinetics Between Four Different Manual Wheelchair Pushrim Conditions,Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 221-223, 2001.

Wolf EJ, Cooper RA, DiGiovine CP, Ammer ML, Analysis of Whole-Body Vibrations on Manual Wheelchair Using a Hybrid III Test Dummy, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 346-348, 2001.

Collins D, Fitzgerald S, Frost K, Boninger ML, Reliability of a Newly Developed Activity Measure for Wheelchair Users, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 257-259, 2001.

Guo S, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Collins J, Koontz A, Techniques of Data Collection from Two SMARTWheels, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 274-276, 2001.

Frost K, Fitzgerald S, Collins D, Sachs-Ericsson N, Efficacy of Service Dogs as a Viable Form of Assistive Technology, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp.215-217, 2001.

Vitek JM, Cooper RA, Rentschler AJ, Algood D, Ammer WA, Wolf EJ, Static, Impact, and Fatigue Testing of Five Different Types of Electric Powered Wheelchairs,Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 343-345, 2001.

Thorman T, Cooper RA, Cooper R, Dvorznak MJ, Fitzgerald SG, Ammer WA, Guo S, Boninger ML, Characterization of Electric Powered Wheelchair Use in the Community, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 349-351, 2001.

Fitzgerald SG, Yoest LM, Cooper RA, Downs F, Comparison of Laboratory and Actual Fatigue Life for Three Types of Manual Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 352-354, 2001.

Blauch C, Cooper RA, Ammer WA, McCartney M, Corfman T, Wolf EJ, Design of an Oblique Angled Suspension Fork for Wheelchairs, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 268-270, 2001.

Brown D, Zeltwanger A, Bertocci G, Burdett R, Fitzgerald S, Trefler E. Quantification of Forces Associated with Episodic Full Body Extensors Spasticity in Children,Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp. 358-360, 2001.

Mills T, Holm MB, Trefler E, Schmeler M, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML. Development Of An Outcome Measure Tool For Wheelchair Seating & Mobility Interventions: A Work In Progress, Proceedings of the 24th Annual RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, pp.245-247, 2001. 

Thorman T, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, AT Innovations: Improving the Quality of Life for Individuals with SCI, Abstracts of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, p. 48, 2001.

Fitzgerald S, Cooper RA, O'Connor TJ, Thorman T, The Psychosocial Benefits of Innovated Assistive Technology (#305) , Abstracts of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, p.47, 2001.

Frost KL, Fitzgerald SG, Collins DM, Psychosocial and Functional Impact of Service Dogs Ownership in a Wheelchair Population, Abstracts of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, pg. 49, 2001.

Collins DM, Fitzgerald SG, Assistive Technology and Quality of Life of Individuals with Disabilities, Abstracts of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, pg. 49, 2001.

Fitzgerald SG, Thorman T, Collins DM, Frost K, The Psychosocial Benefits of Innovated Assistive Technology (#305a), Abstracts of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, p. 48, 2001.

Fitzgerald SG, Innovations and Findings in Current Seating Research, Proceedings of the 17th International Seating Symposium, Orlando, Florida, pp. 39-40, 2001.

Fitzgerald SG, How to Avoid the Pitfalls in Assistive Technology Research, Proceedings of the 17th International Seating Symposium, Orlando, Florida, pp. 121-122, 2001.

Cohen LJ, Fitzgerald SG, Trefler E, Boninger ML, Teaching Clinical Rationale For Seating and Wheeled Mobility Prescription: A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Four Instructional Methods, Proceedings of the 17th International Seating Symposium, Orlando, Florida, pp. 159-160, 2001.

Cooper R, Fitzgerald SG, Thorman T, Application of Research Findings into Clinical Practice, Proceedings of the 17th International Seating Symposium, Orlando, Florida, pp. 155-156, 2001.

Frost K, Fitzgerald SG, Psychosocial and Functional Benefits of Service Dogs, Proceedings of the 17th International Seating Symposium, Orlando, Florida, pp. 189-191, 2001.

Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Ammer WA, Guo S, Wong C, Boninger ML, The Benefits of Commercial Quality Prototyping-A Case Study of an Isometric Joystick, Proceedings of the 3rd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p. 16, 2001.

Guo S, Cooper RA, VanSickle D, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, The SmartWheel: Transfer of Technology to Study Wheelchair Propulsion Biomechanics, Proceedings of the 3rd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p. 31, 2001.

Reeves S, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Ammer WA, Development of the Gamecycle Exercise System, Proceedings of the 3rd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p. 24, 2001.

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Cooper R, Study of an Experimental Electric Powered Mobility Base During Activities of Daily Living, Proceedings of the 3rd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p. 15, 2001.


2000

Yoest LM, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Comparison of Laboratory and Actual Fatigue Life for Three Types of Manual Wheelchairs, University of Pittsburgh 1999-2000 Bioengineering Whitaker Summer Research Program for Undergraduates, pp. 14-15.

Deitzer J, Scapular Orientation During Wheelchair Propulsion, University of Pittsburgh 1999-2000 Bioengineering Whitaker Summer Research Program for Undergraduates, pp. 28-29.

Cooper RA, VanSickle DP, Boninger ML, Instrumentation for Recording Wheelchair Performance, VISTA Conference, in press.

Cooper RA, Advances in Mobility Devices, Proceedings APEC Workshop on Technology with Humanistic Concerns for Disabilities, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 57-63, 2000.

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Fitzgerald SF, Koontz AM, Prevention and Treatment of Repetitive Strain Injuries Among Manual Wheelchair Users, Proceedings APEC Workshop on Technology with Humanistic Concerns for Disabilities, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 99-110, 2000.

Souza AL, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Fay BT, Cooper RA, A Kinetic Analysis of Propulsion Patterns in Manual Wheelchair Users, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 405-407, 2000.

Collins JD, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Guo S, Visual Frequency Feedback and Its Effect on Wheelchair Propulsion Kinetics, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 14-16, 2000.

Arva J, Cooper RA, Spaeth DM, Corfman TA, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, User Power Input Reduction in Yamaha JWII Pushrim Activated Power Assisted Wheelchair, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 399-401, 2000.

DiGiovine CP, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, The Feasibility of an Accelerometer-Based Inclinometer to Measure the Angular Orientation of a Manual Wheelchair While Traversing Various Obstacles, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 408-410, 2000.

Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Fay BT, Baldwin MA, Shoulder Joint Forces and Moments during Two Speeds of Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 393-395, 2000.

Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Relationship of Pain Perception to Quality of Life in a Spinal Cord Injury Population, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 322-324, 2000.

Arva J, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Corfman TA, Spaeth DM, Boninger ML, Physiological Comparison of Yamaha JWII Power Assisted and Traditional Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 378-380, 2000.

Rentschler AJ, Cooper RA, Wolf EJ, Boninger ML, Climatic Testing of Five Different Types of Power Wheelchairs, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 441-443, 2000.

Wolf E, Cooper RA, Rentschler AJ, Fitzgerald SG, Kortebek E, Comparison of Energy Consumption and Maximum Speed in Electric Powered Wheelchairs,Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 453-455, 2000.

Dvorznak MJ, Cooper RA, O'Connor TJ, Boninger ML, Kinematic Comparison of Hybrid Test Dummy to Wheelchair Occupant, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 414-416, 2000.

Fay BT, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Koontz AM, Fitzgerald SG, Gender-based Anthropomatric Differences of Manual Wheelchair Users, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 144-146, 2000.

Corfman T, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Arva J, Spaeth DM, Boninger ML, Excursion and Stroke Frequency Differences between Manual Wheelchair Propulsion and Pushrim Activated Power Assisted Propulsion, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 510-512, 2000.

Guo S, Cooper RA, Dvorznak MJ, Ammer W, Boninger ML, Design of a Multi-Channel Data Logger for Recording Hybrid III Test Dummy Forces during Low-Impact Incidents, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 11-13, 2000.

Souza AL, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Fay BT, Cooper RA, Classification of Stroke Patterns in Manual Wheelchair Users, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 384-386, 2000.

O'Connor TJ, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Comparison of Wheelchair Exercise with and without Gamewheels System Using Physiological Data, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 390-392, 2000.

DiGiovine CP, Cooper RA, Wolf EJ, Hosfield J, Corfman T, Analysis of Vibration and Comparison of Four Wheelchair Cushions during Manual Wheelchair Propulsion,Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 429-431, 2000.

Spaeth DM, Arva J, Cooper RA, Application of a Commercial Datalogger for Rehabilitation Research, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 313-315, 2000.

Richter WM, O'Connor TJ, Cooper RA, Axelson PW, Boninger ML, Chesney DA, Effect of Pushrim Compliance on Propulsion Efficiency, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 381-383, 2000.

Richter WM, Cooper RA, Axelson PW, Boninger ML, Chesney DA, Effect of Pushrim Compliance on Propulsion Kinetics, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNAConference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 396-398, 2000.

Bursick TM, Trefler E, Fitzgerald SG, Joseph R. Wheelchair seating and positioning outcomes in the elderly nursing home population. Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 316-318, 2000.

Frost KL, Fitzgerald SG, Bertocci GE, Munin MC, Burdett R, Functional Status and Well-being Following Total Hip Replacement Rehabilitation as Measured Using the SF-36, Proceedings 23rd Annual RESNA Conference, Orlando, Florida, pp. 325-327, 2000.

Corfman T, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald S, Arva J, Spaeth DM, Boninger ML, Excursion and Stroke Frequency Differences Between Manual Wheelchair Propulsion and Pushrim-Activated Power-Assisted Wheelchair Propulsion, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 60, 2000.

Cooper RA, Optimizing Wheelchair Mobility, American Paraplegia Society 46th Annual Conference Program and Abstracts, Las Vegas, NV, p.46, 2000.

Al-Syabi H, Tassick M, Mooney MP, Braun TW, Patrinos J, Hawa N, Cooper RA, Mao JJ, Bone Strain Patterns Before and After Surgical Cuts and Fixation, Journal of Dental Research, Vol. 19, p.161, 2000.

Fay BT, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Koontz AM, Gender Differences in the Kinetic Features of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 24th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Chicago IL,pp. 207-208, 2000.

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Fay BT, Relating Shoulder Joint Forces and Range of Motion During Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 24th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Chicago IL, pp. 209-210, 2000.

DiGiovine CP, Cooper RA, A Method for Characterizing a Wheelchair Dynamometer, Proceedings 2nd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p.203, 2000.

Wolf EJ, Cooper RA, Rentschler AJ, Boninger ML, Comparison of Energy Consumption in Electric Powered Wheelchairs, Proceedings 2nd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p.223, 2000.

Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SF, Arva J, Corfman T, The Power Reduction Experienced by Manual Wheelchair Operators when Propelling a Manual Wheelchair Equipped With Power Assist Units, Proceedings 2nd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p.121, 2000.

Rentschler AJ, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SF, Boninger ML, Fatigue Life Analysis of Manual Wheelchairs, Proceedings 2nd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p.214, 2000.

O'Connor TJ, Fitzgerald SF, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Evaluating an Exercise System for Wheelchair Users, Proceedings 2nd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p.211, 2000.

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Badwin MA, Cooper RA, Fay BT, Wrist Flexor Muscle Activity During Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 2nd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p.206, 2000.

Corfman TA, Fitzgerald SF, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Arva J, Spaeth D, Excursion and Stroke Frequency Differences Between Manual Wheelchair Propulsion and Power Assisted Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 2nd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p.201, 2000.

Fay BT, Boninger ML, Baldwin MA, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Maximum Contraction Measurement at the Wrist, Proceedings 2nd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p.142, 2000.

Dvorznak MJ, Cooper RA, Ulerich RD, McCartney MA, Adaption of Hybrid III Test Dummy to Represent Spinal Cord Injured Population, Proceedings 2nd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p.141, 2000.

Arva J, Fitzgerald SF, Cooper RA, Corfman TA, Spaeth D, Physiologic Comparison of Yamaha JWII Power Assisted and Traditional Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 2nd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington VA, p.125, 2000.

Fitzgerald SG, Trefler E, Hobson D, Bursick T, Joseph R. Evaluation of the Benefits of Properly Fitted Wheelchairs in a Nursing Care Facility. Presented at the International Seating Symposium, February, 2000. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Rentschler A, Boninger M. Comparison of Material Fatigue for Three Types of Manual Wheelchairs. International Seating Symposium proceedings, February, 2000. Vancouver, British Columbia.



1999

Cooper RA, VanSickle DP, Boninger ML, Instrumentation for Recording Wheelchair Performance, Proceedings of the International VISTA '99 Conference, pp. 221-226, 1999. 

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Shapcott N, Fitzgerald SG, Bringing Advances In Wheelchairs to the People, Toyota International Symposium, 1999.

Cooper RA, Prins K, O'Connor TJ, Boninger ML, Fitzgerald SG, Sunderhaus C, Evaluation of a Pushrim Activated Electric Powered Wheelchair, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, CD-ROM, 1999.

O'Connor TJ, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Analysis of a Prototype Geared Pushrim with a Manual Pushrim using Physiological Data, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, CD-ROM, 1999.

Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Rentschler AJ, Boninger ML, Comparison of Fatigue Life for Three Types of Manual Wheelchairs, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, CD-ROM, 1999.

Rentschler AJ, Cooper RA, A Comparison of the Dynamic and Static Stability of Power Wheelchairs versus Scooters, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, CD-ROM, 1999.

Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Variable Compliance Joystick for Control Interface Research, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, CD-ROM, 1999.

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Baldwin MA, Cooper RA, Fay BT, EMG Activity of Wrist Muscles during Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, CD-ROM, 1999.

DiGiovine CP, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Comparison of Absorbed Power to Vertical Acceleration when Measuring Whole-Body Vibration during Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, CD-ROM, 1999.

Baldwin MA, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Fay BT, Cooper RA, Comparison of Propulsion Kinetics and Forearm EMG between two Wheelchair Pushrim Designs,Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, CD-ROM, 1999.

Fay BT, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Baldwin MA, Koontz AM, Wrist Kinematics and Indicators of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome during Manual Wheelchair Propulsion,Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, CD-ROM, 1999.

Fay BT, Boninger ML, Shimada SD, Cooper RA, Baldwin M, Kinematic Model of Wrist via Marker Placement during Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, CD-ROM, 1999.

Dvorznak MJ, Cooper RA, Rentschler AJ, Boninger ML, Fitzgerald SG, Displacement between Seating Surface and Test Dummy during Transitions with a Variable Configuration Wheelchair, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, CD-ROM, 1999.

Jones DK, Cooper RA, Albright SJ, Aesthetic Evaluation of Force Sensor by Power Wheelchair Users, Proceedings 22nd Annual RESNA Conference, Long Beach, California, pp. 236-238, 1999.

Fay BT, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Koontz AM, Baldwin MA, Gender Differences in the Kinematic Features of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 22nd Annual RESNA Conference, Long Beach, California, pp. 376-378, 1999.

O�Connor TJ, Cooper RA, Baldwin MA, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Dvorznak MJ, Calculation of Work and Power During Wheelchair Propulsion of Individuals with Paraplegia, Proceedings 22nd Annual RESNA Conference, Long Beach, California, pp. 207-209, 1999.

Baldwin MA, Cooper RA, Vangura A, Boninger ML, Ster III JF, Design of an Ergonomic Dual-Surface Manual Wheelchair Pushrim, Proceedings 22nd Annual RESNA Conference, Long Beach, California, pp. 299-301, 1999.

Baldwin MA, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Relating Wheelchair Set-up to Propulsion Biomechanics, Proceedings 22nd Annual RESNA Conference, Long Beach, California, pp. 373-375, 1999.

Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Baldwin MA, Comparison of Side-to-Side Wheelchair Propulsion Forces using an ARMA Modeling Technique, Proceedings 22nd Annual RESNA Conference, Long Beach, California, pp. 379-381, 1999.

Rentschler AJ, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Wolf E, A Comparison of Power Wheelchair Stability using ANSI/RESNA Standards, Proceedings 22nd Annual RESNA Conference, Long Beach, California, pp. 284-286, 1999.

Spaeth DM, Cooper RA, Designing a Variable Compliance Joystick for Control Interface Research, Proceedings 22nd Annual RESNA Conference, Long Beach, California, pp. 131-133, 1999.

DiGiovine CP, Cooper RA, Analysis of Whole-body Vibration During Manual Wheelchair Propulsion using ISO Standard 2631, Proceedings 22nd Annual RESNA Conference, Long Beach, California, pp. 242-244, 1999.

Cooper RA, DiGiovine CP, Boninger ML, Rentschler AJ, Liu D, Tai C, Effects of Cushion and Back Support on Wheelchair Ride Comfort, 1998 VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Progress Reports, 1999.

Dvorznak MJ, Cooper RA, O'Connor TJ, Boninger ML, Crash Study, 1998 VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Progress Reports, 1999.

Cooper RA, Vangura A, Spruill L, Evaluation of the Yamaha JWII Electric-Powered, Add-on Unit for Manual Wheelchairs, 1998 VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Progress Reports, 1999.

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Baldwin MA, Manual Wheelchair User Upper Extremity Pain, 1998 VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Progress Reports, 1999.  

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Rentschler AJ, Power Wheelchair Comparison Study, 1998 VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Progress Reports, 1999. 

Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Wheelchair Ergonomics and Chronic Pain Prevention, 1998 VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Progress Reports, p. 212, 1999. 

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Towers JD, Cooper RA, Baldwin MA, Propulsion Forces and MRI Evidence of Shoulder Impairment, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Biomechanics, 1999.

Baldwin M, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Relating Wheelchair Setup to Propulsion Biomechanics, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, pp. 59-60, Nov/Dec, 1999.

Fay B, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Koontz AM, Baldwin M, Gender Differences in the Kinematic Features of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, p. 60, Nov/Dec, 1999.

Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Baldwin M, Comparison of Side-to-Side Wheelchair Propulsion Forces Using an ARMA Modeling Technique, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, p. 60, Nov/Dec, 1999.

DiCianno BE, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Towers JD, Relationship Between Body Mass Index of Manual Wheelchair Users and Shoulder Pain and Injury, Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Orlando, FL, 1999.

Cooper RA, Hotchkiss RD, Wheelchairs in Third World Countries: World Class Design for Indigenous Manufacture, Course Handouts 61st AAPM&R Annual Assembly and Technical Exhibition and 13th World Congress on IFPMR, Washington D.C., p. 39, 1999.

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Manual Wheelchair Prescription and Set-up to Prevent Injury, Course Handouts 61st AAPM&R Annual Assembly and Technical Exhibition and 13th World Congress on IFPMR, Washington D.C., p. 153, 1999.

Espejo-DeGuzman MC, Munin MC, Boninger, ML, Penrod LE, Singh J: Predictive Factors for Successful Early Prosthetic Ambulation Among Lower Extremity Amputees, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 80, p.1177, September, 1999.

Kamboh MI, Manzi S, Mehdi H, Fitzgerald SG, Sanghera DK, Kuller LH, Aston CE. Genetic Variation in Apolipoprotein H Affects the Occurrence of Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Apolipoprotein H Concentrations in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Lupus, December, 1999.

Manzi S, Selzer F, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Fitzgerald S, Kuller L. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an independent risk factor for atherosclerotic plaque. Arthritis Rheum, S462, 1999.

Selzer F, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Fitzgerald S, Kuller L, Manzi S. Characterisitics of aortic stiffness as measured by pulse wave velocity in women with SLE. Arthritis Rheum, S467, 1999.

Cooper RA, Dvorznak MJ, O'Connor TJ, Boninger ML, and Jones DJ, Braking Electric Powered Wheelchairs: Effect of Braking Method, Seatbelt, and Legrests, Physical Therapy in Perspective, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 227-228, 1999.

Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Comparison of Manual Wheelchairs Using ANSI/RESNA Standards, Proceedings 15th Annual International Seating Symposium, pp. 173-174, 1999.

Fitzgerald SG, Trefler E, Bursick T, Joseph R. Evaluation of the benefits of properly fitted wheelchairs in a nursing care facility. Presented at the Conference on Aging, December, 1999. Washington, DC.

Fitzgerald SG, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Kuller L, Manzi S. Follow-up assessment of atherosclerotic vascular disease using duplex scanning in women with SLE. Arthritis Rheum, S1232, 1999.

Sunderhaus C, Cooper RA, DiGiovine CP, DiGiovine MM, Wheelchair Ride: Comfort and Secondary Injury, Proceedings 15th Annual International Seating Symposium, pp. 157-158, 1999.

Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Wheelchair Propulsion Biomechanics and Arm Pain, Proceedings 15th Annual International Seating Symposium, pp. 33-36, 1999.

 

1998 

DiGiovine CP, Cooper RA, DiGiovine MM, Boninger ML, Robertson R, Digital Filtering of Kinematics Of Racing Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 20th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Hong Kong, CD-ROM, 1998.

Cooper RA, Tai C, Feasibility of Flywheel Batteries for Electric Powered Wheelchairs, Proceedings 20th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Hong Kong, CD-ROM, 1998.

Cooper RA, Harmonization of Assistive Technology Standards, Proceedings 20th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Hong Kong, CD-ROM, 1998.

Shimada SD, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Baldwin MA, Relationship Between Wrist Biomechanics during Wheelchair Propulsion and Median Nerve Dysfunction,Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp. 128-130, 1998.

Baldwin MA, Boninger ML, Shimada SD, Cooper RA, O'Connor TJ, A Relationship Between Pushrim Kinetics and Median Nerve Dysfunction, Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp. 378-380, 1998.

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Baldwin MA, Cooper RA, O'Connor TJ, Effect of Vinyl Coated Pushrims on Wheelchair Propulsion Kinetics, Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp. 131-133, 1998.

O'Connor TJ, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Biomechanical Comparison of Wheelchair Basketball Players and Non-Basketball Players, Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp. 170-172, 1998.

Liu D, Cooper RA, Tai C, Rentschler A, Dvorznak M, Effect of a Cushion on Whole Body Acceleration during Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp. 137-139, 1998.

Liu D, Cooper RA, Tai C, Rentschler A, Dvorznak M, Boninger ML, Gonzalez J, Quantitative Assessment of the Vibration Experienced by Wheelchair Users during Activites of Daily Living, Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp. 134-136, 1998.

Jones DK, Albright SJ, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Computerized Tracking Using Force- and Position-Sensing Joysticks, Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp. 176-178, 1998.

Boninger ML, Saur T, Trefler E, Hobson D, Burdett R, Cooper RA, Postural Changes with Aging in Tetraplegia, Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp. 155-157, 1998.

Cooper RA, Cooper R, Selecting a Rural Outdoor Mobility Device, Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp. 191-193, 1998.

Jones DK, Cooper RA, Albright SJ, DiGiovine MM, Powered Wheelchair Driving Performance Using Force- and Position-Sensing Joysticks, 24th IEEE Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, pp. 130-132, 1998.

Oberheim M, Tassick M, Cooper RA, Mao JJ, Effects of Orthopedic Forces on the Articular Eminence, Journal of Dental Research, Vol. 78, p. 125, 1998.

Dvorznak MJ, Inertial and Impact Forces of a Hybrid II Test Dummy During Power Wheelchair Braking, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Conference, Washington, D.C., October, 1998. 

DiGiovine CP, Cooper RA, DiGiovine MM, Rentschler AJ, Boninger ML, Comparison of Two Types of Cross Brace Designs Used on Rehabilitation Wheelchairs, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Conference, Washington, D.C., October, 1998. 

Tai C, Cooper RA, DiGiovine MM, Boninger ML, Three-dimensional Vibration Experienced by the Wheelchair and its User, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Conference, Washington, D.C., October, 1998. 

Baldwin MA, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Shimada SD, O'Connor TJ, Wheelchair Propulsion Biomechanics and Median Nerve Neuropathy, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Conference, Washington, D.C., October, 1998. 

Rentschler AJ, Cooper RA, Gonzalez J, Lawrence B, Boninger ML, VanSickle D, Performance of Selected Lightweight Wheelchairs on ANSI/RESNA Tests, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Conference, Washington, D.C., October, 1998. 

Towers JD, Boninger ML, Chandnani VP, Cooper RA, MRI Findings in the Shoulder of Wheelchair Users, Radiology Society of North America, 84th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, 1998.

Cooper RA, Research and People with Disability in American Society, American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers, Las Vegas, NV, in press, 1998.

Oberheim M, Tassick M, Cooper RA, Mao JJ, Mechanical Stress on Cranofacial Bones upon Orthopaedic Headgear Loading, Journal of Dental Research, Vol. 77 (Special Issue B), pp. 889, 1998.

Kapur R, Tassick M, Cooper RA, Mooney MP, Mao JJ, Effects of Expanding Midpalatal Suture on Strain of Craniofacial Bones, Journal of Dental Research, Vol. 77 (Special Issue B), pp. 758, 1998.

Fitzgerald SG, Manzi S: Cardiovascular Disease as an Indicator for Disability in Lupus Women. Arthritis Rheu, 1998.

Cooper RA, VanSickle DP, Boninger ML, Gonzalez JP, Lawrence BL, Rentschler A, Lui D, Woodbury D, Tassick M, Design and Selection Guidelines for Wheelchair Rider Comfort, 1997 VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Progress Reports, pp. 290-291, 1998.

Jones DK, Cooper RA, Albright SJ, Boninger ML, Force Sensors for Control of Power Wheelchairs, 1997 VA Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports, pp. 262-263, 1998. 

Dvorznak MJ, Cooper RA, O'Connor TJ, Boninger ML, Braking Study, 1997 VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Progress Reports, pp. 294-295, 1998. 

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Shimada SD, Manual Wheelchair User Upper Extremity Pain, 1997 VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Progress Reports, 1998.

 

1997

Saur T, Boninger ML, Hobson D, and Trefler E: A Comparison of Individuals with New C5-7 Injuries vs. Individuals with Old C5-7 Injuries, Proceedings 20th Annual RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 217-218, 1997.

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, An Outcomes Research Approach to Wheelchair Use, Proceedings 19th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Chicago, IL, CD-ROM, 1997.

Lawrence BM, Boninger ML, Cooper RA and Shimada SD, Effect of Start-Up Kinetics on Wheelchair Pushrim Dynamic Analysis, Proceedings 19th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Chicago, IL, CD-ROM, 1997.

Shimada SD, Boninger ML, Cooper RA and Lawrence BM, Effect of Gloves on Wheelchair Pushrim Kinetics, Proceedings 19th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Chicago, IL, CD-ROM, 1997.

Liu D, Cooper RA, Tai C, VanSickle DP, Tassick M and Boninger M, Wireless Infrared Data Communication for a SMARTWheel , Proceedings 19th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Chicago, IL, CD-ROM, 1997.

DiGiovine CP, Cooper RA, Dvorznak MJ, Modeling and Analysis of a Manual Wheelchair Coast Down Protocol, Proceedings 19th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Chicago, IL, CD-ROM, 1997.

VanSickle DP, Cooper RA, Gonzalez J, SMARTHUB and SMARTCASTOR: Force and Moment Sensing Wheelchair Wheels, Proceedings 19th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Chicago, IL, CD-ROM, 1997.

VanSickle DP, Cooper RA and Gonzalez J, SMARTACCELEROMETER: A Device to Measure Three-Axis Acceleration for the Purpose of Evaluating Wheelchair Rider Comfort, Proceedings 20th Annual RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pp. 245-247, 1997.

Dvorznak M, Cooper RA, O'Connor TJ and Boninger ML, Kinematic Analysis of Anthropometric Test Dummy During Power Wheelchair Braking, Proceedings 20th Annual RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pp. 257-259, 1997.

Gonzalez J, Cooper RA, Rentschler A and Lawrence B, Frame Failures of Welded Tube Manual Wheelchairs, Proceedings 20th Annual RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pp. 184-186, 1997.

DiGiovine CP, Cooper RA, Dvorznak MJ and Boninger ML, Bilateral Analysis of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion on Various Surfaces, Proceedings 20th Annual RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pp. 234-236, 1997.

Cooper R, Cooper RA, O'Connor TJ, Axelson P, Back Support System Effects on Seating During Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 20th Annual RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pp. 228-230, 1997.

Lawrence B, Cooper RA, VanSickle DP and Gonzalez J, An Improved Method for Measuring Power Wheelchair Velocity and Acceleration Using a Trailing Wheel,Proceedings 20th Annual RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pp. 251-253, 1997.

O'Connor TJ, Cooper RA, Rentschler A and Gonzalez J, An Elbow Orthoses that Assists with Flexion of the Arm, Proceedings 20th Annual RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pp. 148-150, 1997.

Shimada SD, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Biomechanical Wrist Analysis During Wheelchair Propulsion: A Local Coordinate System, Proceedings 20th Annual RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pp. 254-256, 1997.

Shimada SD, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, O'Connor TJ, Jones DK, A Method to Describe Shoulder Biomechanics During Wheelchair Propulsion: A Local Coordinate System, Proceedings 20th Annual RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pp. 248-250, 1997. 

Fitzgerald SG, Manzi S, Physical Activity and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Arthritis Rheum 40: S163, 1997.

Selzer F, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Fitzgerald SG, Kuller L, Manzi S, Ultrasound Assessment of Atherosclerotic Plaque in Women with SLE, Arthritis Rheum 40, S303, 1997.

Manzi S, Selzer F, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Fitzgerald SG, Kuller L, Intima-Media Thickness in Women with SLE. Arthritis Rheum 40: S304, 1997.

Shapcott, Garand, Computer Aided Wheelchair Prescription System (CAWPS), 1996 VA Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports, 1997. 

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Shimada S, O'Connor TJ and DiGiovine CP, Manual Wheelchair User Upper Extremity Pain, 1996 VA Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports, Vol. 34, pp. 277-278, 1997.

Cooper RA, VanSickle DP, Lawrence BM, Boninger ML, Gonzalez JP and Robertson RN, Design Guidelines for Wheelchair Ride Comfort and Fatigue Life, 1996 VA Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports, Vol. 34, pp. 308-309, 1997.

Boninger ML, Robinson CJ, Whitney S, Redfern MS, and Musolino MC: Minimizing Falls in the Elderly, 1996 VA Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports, Vol. 34, p. 234, 1997. 

 

1996

Lawrence B, Cooper RA, Gonzalez J, VanSickle DP, Robertson RN, and Boninger ML, The Effect of Shape Factors on Wheelchair Cross Brace Strength,Proceedings 19th Annual RESNA Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, pp. 501-503, 1996.

VanSickle DP, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Shimada SD, and Boninger ML, Single Point Center of Pressure for Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 19th Annual RESNA Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, pp. 498-500, 1996.

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Robertson RN, and Shimada SD, Wheelchair Pushrim Forces as a Function of Body Mass, Proceedings 19th Annual RESNA Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, pp. 241-243, 1996.

Shimada SD, Robertson RN, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Kinematic Characterization of Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 19th Annual RESNA Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, pp. 235-237, 1996.

Shimada SD, Robertson RN, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Joint Kinematics During Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 19th Annual RESNA Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, pp. 217-219, 1996.

Lawrence B, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Boninger ML, Gonzalez J, and VanSickle DP, Manual Wheelchair Ride Comfort, Proceedings 19th Annual RESNA Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, pp. 223-225, 1996.

DiGiovine CP, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Boninger ML, and Shimada SD, Frequency Domain Analysis of the Forces and Moments Produced by the SMARTWheel,Proceedings 19th Annual RESNA Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, pp. 238-240, 1996.

O'Connor TJ, Robertson RN, and Cooper RA, Three-Dimensional Kinematic Analysis of Racing Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 19th Annual RESNA Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, pp. 232-234, 1996.

Cooper RA, VanSickle DP, Robertson RN, and Boninger ML, Unification of the PFA and COP for Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 18th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, CD-ROM, 1996.

Cooper RA, Gonzalez J, Robertson RN, and Boninger ML, New Developments in Wheelchair Standards, Proceedings 18th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, CD-ROM, 1996.

Boninger ML, Robertson RN, Cooper RA, and Shimada SD, Wrist Biomechanics in 3-D Local Coordinate Space during Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 18th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, CD-ROM, 1996. 

Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Boninger ML, VanSickle ML, Shimada S, Singelton T, and Langbein WE, Clinical Workstation for Reducing Wheelchair Propulsion Injuries, 1995 VA Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports, Vol. 33, pp. 303-304, 1996.

Cooper RA, VanSickle DP, Robertson RN, Boninger ML, Lawrence B, and Gonzalez J, 1995 Design and Selection Guidelines for Wheelchair Ride Comfort, VA Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports Vol. 33, pp. 302-303, 1996.

Cooper RA, Rehabilitation Issues Related to Mobility and Integrated Controls, Spinal Cord Research Symposium, Spinal Cord Research Foundation, Washington, D.C., pp. 11-12, 1996.

Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, and Shimada SD, Wrist Biomechanics During Wheelchair Propulsion: A Full Description Using a Local Coordinate System in 3-D Space, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 77, pp. 972-973, 1996.

Balu GR, Boninger ML, Hung L, Sotereanos DG, Giuliani MJ: Usefulness of Instrumented Compression in the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Vol. 75:2, p. 158, 1996

Cooper RA, Responses of Members of the SCI Community, Neural Prostheses: Motor Systems IV Conference, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 187-188, 1996.

Cooper RA, From Patient to Athlete - The Athlete's Perspective, The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, in press, 1996.

Cooper RA, Rehabilitation Research and Its Impact on Consumers, Proceedings Fifth Annual Event of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, pp. 26-27, 1996.

Croft D, Cleary MJ, Higgs CT, Fitzgerald SG: Assessing the long-term impact of University HIV/AIDS peer education program: lessons from H.O.P.E. Presentation at the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Education, Recreation, and Dance, Annual Convention, Lancaster, PA December, 1996.

Fitzgerald SG, Songer T, Kelsey S, Manzi S: Socioeconomic factors, quality of life and systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum 39:S71, 1996.

Fitzgerald SG, Fiedor M, Kwoh CK, Corssett S, Papas SN, Wasko MC: Infectious and non-infections complications of joint surgical procedures in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 39: S174, 1996.


 1995

Boninger ML, Upper Extremity Pain in the Wheelchair User, Proceedings Eleventh International Seating Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 150-154, 1995.

Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Boninger ML, A Biomechanical Model of Stand-Up Wheelchairs, Proceedings 17th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Montreal, Canada, CD-ROM, 1995.

Robertson RN, Cooper RA, Ensminger GJ, Characterization of 3-Dimensional Net Upper Extremity Joint Forces and Moments During Wheelchair Propulsion,Proceedings 17th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Montreal, Canada, CD-ROM, 1995.

Shimada SD, Robertson RN, Cooper RA and Boninger ML, Kinematic Comparison of Stand-Up Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 17th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Montreal, Canada, CD-ROM, 1995.

Ensminger GJ, Robertson RN and Cooper RA, A Model for Determining 3-D Upper Extremity Net Joint Forces and Moments During Wheelchair Propulsion,Proceedings 17th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Montreal, Canada, CD-ROM, 1995.

VanSickle DP, Cooper RA and Ster III JF, Wheelchair Virtual Joystick Interface, Proceedings 17th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Montreal, Canada, CD-ROM, 1995.

Shimada SD, Cooper RA, Lawrence B and Robertson RN, Computer Controlled Wheelchair Dynamometer, Proceedings 17th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Montreal, Canada, CD-ROM, 1995.

Robertson RN, Cooper RA, Ensminger G, Boninger ML, Joint Kinetic-Kinematic Relationships During Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 19th Annual Meeting American Society of Biomechanics, Palo Alto, CA, pp. 231-232, 1995.

Flannery MM, Robertson RN and Cooper RA, Quantification of Tendon Excursion Through Kinematic Analysis of Typing Movements on Alternative Keyboard Layouts,Proceedings 19th Annual Meeting American Society of Biomechanics, Palo Alto, CA, pp. 195-196, 1995.

VanSickle DP, Cooper RA and Robertson RN, SMARTWHEEL: Development of a Digital Force and Moment Sensing Pushrim, Proceedings 18th Annual RESNA Conference, Vancouver, BC, pp. 352-354, 1995.

Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Boninger ML, VanSickle DP and Ensminger G, Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Center of Pressure, Proceedings 18th Annual RESNA Conference, Vancouver, BC, pp. 755-757, 1995.

Cooper RA and McGee H, Wheelchair Related Accidents and Malfunctions, Proceedings 18th Annual RESNA Conference, Vancouver, BC, pp. 334-336, 1995.

Cooper RA, McGee H, Apreleva M, Albirght SJ, VanSickle DP, Wong E and Boninger ML, Static Stability Testing of Stand-Up Wheelchairs, Proceedings 18th Annual RESNA Conference, Vancouver, BC, pp. 349-351, 1995.

Robertson RN, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Ensminger G and Shimada SD, Biomechanics of Wheelchair Propulsion: Relationship to Injury, Proceedings 18th Annual RESNA Conference, Vancouver, BC, pp. 746-748, 1995.

Robertson RN, Cooper RA, Ensminger G and Boninger ML, Characterization of Upper Extremity Joint Kinetics During Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 18th Annual RESNA Conference, Vancouver, BC, pp. 358-360, 1995.

Robertson RN, Shimada S, Cooper RA and Ensminger G, Joint Kinetics and Kinematics for Three Speeds of Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 18th Annual RESNA Conference, Vancouver, BC, pp. 355-357, 1995.

Stewart KJ, Cooper RA and Robertson RN, A Method for Comparison of Contiguous Ground Reaction Force Data and Single Stance Ground Reaction Force Data,Proceedings 18th Annual RESNA Conference, Vancouver, BC, pp. 186-189, 1995.

Gehlot NL, Cooper RA and Robertson RN, Playing Video Games for Fitness and Fun with any Wheelchair, Proceedings 18th Annual RESNA Conference, Vancouver, BC, pp. 282-284, 1995.

Troy BS, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, and Grey TL, An Analysis of Work Postures of Manual Wheelchair Users, Proceedings Annual Ergonomics Society Conference, Los Angeles, CA, in review, 1995.

Fitzgerald SG: What parents look for in dance schools. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Dance Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, February, 1995.

Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Boninger ML, and Langbein WE, Clinical Workstation for Reducing Wheelchair Propulsion Injuries, 1994 VA Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports , Vol. 32, pp. 301-302, 1995.

Brubaker CE, Ulerich PL, Brienza DM, and Cooper RA, Design and Development of a Wheelchair for Enhanced Access, 1994 VA Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports, Vol. 32, pp. 307-308, 1995.

Cooper RA, VanSickle DP, Robertson RN, Boninger ML, and Albright SJ, Design and Selection Guidelines for Wheelchair Comfort, 1994 VA Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports , Vol. 32, pp. 303-304, 1995.

Boninger ML, Wolff M, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Paralympic Weightlifters, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 74, No. 2, p. 173, 1995.

Baldini FD, Soule-Miller AG, Van Ness JM, and Cooper RA, The Relationship Between Performance Variables and 10K Race Time in Elite Wheelchair Athletes, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 1995.

 

1994 
  
Robertson RN, Wheelchair Injury Propulsion Mechanisms, Proceedings 16th Annual Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society International Conference, Innovation in Rehabilitation Engineering Workshops, Baltimore, MD, pp. 8-13, 1994. 

Cooper RA, Intelligent Power Wheelchairs, Proceedings 16th Annual Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society International Conference, Innovation in Rehabilitation Engineering Workshops, Baltimore, MD, pp. 14-18, 1994.

VanSickle DP, Experimental Dynamic Analysis of Wheelchairs, Proceedings 16th Annual Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society International Conference, Innovation in Rehabilitation Engineering Workshops, Baltimore, MD, pp. 19-22, 1994.

Boninger ML, Applications of Rehabilitation Engineering, A Physician's Perspective, Proceedings 16th Annual Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society International Conference, Innovation in Rehabilitation Engineering Workshops, Baltimore, MD, p 39, 1994.

Cooper RA, Observability and Controllability of Scooters, Proceedings 16th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Baltimore, MD, pp. 488-489, Vol. 16, No. 1, 1994.

Cooper RA, Electromagnetic Compatibility of Power Wheelchairs, Proceedings 16th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Baltimore, MD, pp. 982-983, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1994.

VanSickle DP, Cooper RA, and Albright SJ, Whole Body Dampening Properties of a Wheelchair Rider, Proceedings 16th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Baltimore, MD, pp. 498-499, Vol. 16, No. 1, 1994.

Ensminger GJ, Cooper RA, and Robertson RN, SMARTwheeler: A Clinical Workstation Interface for the Analysis of Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 16th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Baltimore, MD, pp. 494-495, Vol. 16, 1994.

VanSickle DP, and Cooper RA, Experimental Determination of Stress Distribution Due to Dynamic Loads for Use with Finite Elements, Proceedings 17th Annual RESNA Conference, Nashville, TN, pp.575-577, 1994.

Ensminger GJ, Heil TA, VanSickle DP, Cooper RA, Ster III, JF, The Design of Foot Actuated Control Interface, Proceedings 17th Annual RESNA Conference, Nashville, TN, pp.552-554, 1994.

Cooper RA, Blood Lactate Response of Wheelchair Racers to Maximal Exercise, Proceedings 17th Annual RESNA Conference, Nashville, TN, pp.269-271, 1994.

Cooper RA, Stewart KJ, VanSickle DP, S Albright, Heil TA, Robertson RN, Flannery M, and Ensminger G, Manual Wheelchair ISO-ANSI/RESNA Fatigue Testing Experience, Proceedings 17th Annual RESNA Conference, Nashville, TN, pp. 324-326, 1994.

Stewart KJ, Cooper RA, and Robertson RN, The Analytical Inadequacies of Treadmill Mounted Force Platforms, Proceedings 17th Annual RESNA Conference, Nashville, TN, pp.167-169, 1994.

Troy BS, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, and Grey TL, An Analysis of Working Postures of Manual Wheelchair Users in the Working Environment, Proceedings 17th Annual RESNA Conference, Nashville, TN, pp. 483-485, 1994.

Robertson RN, Cooper RA, Ensminger GJ, and Stewart KJ, Upper Extremity Net Joint Forces and Moments During Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 17th Annual RESNA Conference, Nashville, TN, pp. 155-157, 1994.

Cooper RA, Robertson RN, and Stewart KJ, Forward Tip Stability of Manual Wheelchairs and Their Riders, Proceedings 13th Annual Southern Biomedical Engineering Society Conference, Baltimore, MD, pp. 775-778, 1994.

 

1993 

Cooper RA, Robertson RN, and VanSickle DP, Smoothing of Wheelchair Propulsion Kinematic Data, Proceedings 15th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, San Diego, CA, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 1296-1297, 1993.

Cooper RA, Robertson RN, VanSickle DP, Langbein WE, and Fehr L, Wheelchair Injury Clinical Workstation: Method for Determining A Characteristic Stroke,Proceedings 15th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, San Diego, CA, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 1294-1295, 1993.

VanSickle DP and Cooper RA, Demonstration of a Methodology for Wheelchair Acceleration Analysis, Proceedings 15th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, San Diego, CA, 1993, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 1301-1302.

Cooper RA, Robertson RN, and VanSickle DP, A Recursive Back Propagation Algorithm for Computing Net Muscle Moments and Net Joint Forces, Proceedings 16th Annual RESNA Conference, Las Vegas, NV, pp. 277-279, 1993.

Cooper RA, Myren C, Ster JF, VanSickle DP, Stewart KJ, Reifman G, and Heil TA, Design of an Anthropomorphic ISO-RESNA/ANSI Wheelchair Test Dummy,Proceedings 16th Annual RESNA Conference, Las Vegas, NV, pp. 283-285, 1993.

Widman LM, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Ster JF, and Grey T, Evaluation of an Isometric Joystick for Power Wheelchair Control, Proceedings 16th Annual RESNA Conference, Las Vegas, NV, pp. 364-366, 1993.

VanSickle DP, Cooper RA, and Robertson RN, A 2-Dimensional Wheelchair Dynamic Load History using Accelerometers, Proceedings 16th Annual RESNA Conference, Las Vegas, NV, pp. 324-326, 1993.

Cooper RA, An Introductory Laboratory Exercise in Rehabilitation Robotics, Proceedings 16th Annual RESNA Conference, Las Vegas, NV, pp. 492-494, 1993.

Robertson RN, and Cooper RA, Kinetic Characteristics of Wheelchair Propulsion Utilizing the SMARTwheel, Proceedings 17th Annual Meeting American Society of Biomechanics, Iowa City, IA, pp. 202-203.

Cooper RA, Langbein WE, Robertson RN, VanSickle DP, Ensminger G, Albright SJ, Stewart KJ, Shimada S, and Boninger ML, Development and Testing of Clinical Workstation for the Reduction of Wheelchair Propulsion Injuries, 1992-1993 VA Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports, Vol. 30-31, pp. 395-396, 1994 . 

Watanabe KT, Cooper RA, Vosse AJ, Baldini FD and Robertson RN, Training Practices of Elite Wheelchair Sports USA Athletes, Palaestra, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 8, 1994.

Morjig KM, Baldini FD, Cooper RA, An Update of Dietary Practices of Elite Disabled Athletes, Sports Medicine, Training, and Rehabilitation, Vol. 4, pp. 314, 1994.

Whitman JD, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, An Automated Process to Aid in Wheelchair Selection, Proceedings AAMI Annual Meeting, 1994.

Groer S, Awareness of injury and injury prevention methods in small dance schools: an examination of dance teacher knowledge. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the International Association of Dance Medicine Science, San Francisco, CA, June, 1994.

 

1993

Cooper RA, Baldini FD, Robertson RN, Monical SM, and Bedi JF, Peak Wheelchair Ergometry Metabolic Values of Elite Wheelchair Athletes, Palaestra, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 10-11, 1993.

Cooper RA, Design of a Composite Monocoque Frame Racing Wheelchair, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. X, 1993.

 

1992

Cooper RA, Persons With Disabilities: A Research Agenda, CSUS President's Award Presentation, Sacramento, CA, February 1992.

Cooper RA, Asato KT, Robertson RN, and Ster JF, 2-Dimensional Kinetic Analysis of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion with an Improved SMARTWheel, Proceedings 14th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Paris, France, Vol. 14, No.4, pp. 1544-1545, 1992.

Pettit DJ, Cooper RA, and Bennett P, Design and Evaluation of a Simple, Inexpensive, Ultralight Wheelchair, Proceedings 14th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Paris, France, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 1515-1516, 1992.

Cooper RA, and Ster JF, An Investigation of Retinal Detachment and Neck Exercise, Proceedings NACOB II: The Second North American Congress on Biomechanics, Chicago, Il, pp.435-436, 1992.

Pettit DJ, Robertson RN, and Cooper RA, Development of a Dynamometer for Measuring Dynamic Hand Function, Proceedings NACOB II: The Second North American Congress on Biomechanics, Chicago, Il, pp.449-450, 1992.

Cooper RA, Ster JF, Myren C, and Pettit DJ, An Improved Design of a 100 Kilogram ISO/RESNA Wheelchair Test Dummy, Proceedings 15th Annual RESNA Conference, Toronto, Canada, pp.627-629, 1992. 

Cooper RA, Ward C, and Ster JF, Characterization and Development of a Resistive Sensor for Measuring Cushion Interface Force, Proceedings 15th Annual RESNA Conference, Toronto, Canada, pp. 210-212, 1992.

Cooper RA, Baldini FD, Robertson RN, Vosse AJ, and Monical S, Pulmonary Function of Elite Wheelchair Athletes, Palaestra, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 10, 1992.

Pettit DP, Robertson RN, Cooper RA, Development of a Dynamometer for Measuring Dynamic Hand Function, Journal of Biomechanics, 1992.

Cooper RA, Ster III, JF, An Investigation of Retinal Detachment and Neck Exercise, Journal of Biomechanics, 1992.

Baldini FD, Cooper RA, Jones D, Robertson RN, Widman L, Economical Aspects of Wheelchair Propulsion, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 24, no. 5, S32, 1992.

Jones D, Baldini FD, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Widman L, Economical Aspects of Wheelchair Propulsion, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 24, no. 5, S32, 1992. 

Jones D, Baldini FD, Cooper RA, Monical S, Ten Kilometer Performance and Predicted Velocity at VO2peak Among Well-Trained Wheelchair Racers, Sports Medicine, Training and Rehabilitation, Vol.3, No.3, pp. 233, 1992.

Groer S, Effects of supplemental conditioning methods on professional ballet dancers. Presentation at the Annual State Systems of Higher Education, April 1992.

 

1991 

Cooper M, Cooper RA, Faria I, and Ster JF, A Comparison of Torque Production of Clip-In Pedals and Conventional Toe Clips and Cleats, Proceedings 15th Annual American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Tempe, AZ, pp 212-213, 1991.

Cooper RA, Ster JF, Heil TA, Development of a New ISO Wheelchair Two-Drum Tester, Proceedings 13th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Orlando, FL, Vol. 13, pp.1867-1868, 1991.

Cooper RA, Cook AM, and Grey T, Development of a Model Rehabilitation Engineering Program, Proceedings 13th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Orlando, FL, Vol.13, pp. 1843-1844, 1991.

Watanabe KT, Cooper RA, and Ster JF, SMARTWheels: A Device for Studying Wheelchair Propulsion Dynamics, Proceedings 13th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Orlando, FL, Vol.13, pp.1817-1818, 1991.

Cooper RA, Cook AM, and Grey T, Development of a Model Rehabilitation Engineering Program, Proceedings 14th Annual RESNA Conference, Kansas City, MO, pp.82-84, 1991.

Cooper RA, A Comparison of Pulmonary Functions of Wheelchair Racers in their Racing and Standard Chairs, Proceedings 14th Annual RESNA Conference, Kansas City, MO, pp.245-247, 1991.

Cooper RA, and Watanabe KT, A Derivation of Turning Geometry and Turning Dynamics for Racing Wheelchairs, Proceedings 14th Annual RESNA Conference, Kansas City, MO, pp.240-242, 1991.

Boninger ML, Leonard J, Davidoff G: Use of Bivalved Ankle-Foot Orthosis in Neuropathic Foot and Ankle Lesions, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 72:782, 1991.

Cooper M, Cooper RA, Faria I, A Comparison of Torque Production of Clip-In Pedals and Conventional Toe Clips and Cleats, Journal of Biomechanics, 1991.

MacLeish M, Cooper RA, Baldini FD, Correlation of Wheelchair Racer's Anthropometric, Chair, and Interface Dimensions, American Association of Physical Education Recreation and Dance, 1991.

Baldini FD, Cooper RA, Monical S, Bedi JF, Peak Oxygen Uptake of Elite Wheelchair Athletes During Arm Ergometry, American College of Sports Medicine, 1991.

Baldini FD, Cooper RA, Jones D, Body Composition of Elite Wheelchair Athletes, American Association of Physical Education Recreation and Dance, 1991.

1990

Vosse AJ, Cooper RA, Dhaliwal B, Computer Control of a Wheelchair Dynamometer, Proceedings RESNA 13th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., June, pp.59-60, 1990.

Cooper RA, and Bedi JF, Gross Mechanical Efficiency of Trained Wheelchair Racers, Proceedings 12th Annual International Conference of the IEEE/EMBS, Pennsylvania, Vol.12, No.5, pp.2311-2312, 1990.

Cooper RA, Racing Wheelchair Roll Stability While Turning, Proceedings RESNA 13th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., June, pp.65-66,1990.


Baldini FD, Skinner BF, Cooper RA, The Economy of Synchronous (SYN) and Asynchronous (ASYN) Wheelchair Propulsion, American College of Sports Medicine South West Conference, 1990.

1989

Cooper RA, Cheda A, Measurement of Racing Wheelchair Propulsion Torque, Proceedings 11th Annual International Conference of the IEEE/EMBS, Seattle, Washington, November 9-12, 1989.

Cooper RA, Simulating Wheelchair Racing, Proceedings 12th Annual Conference of RESNA Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, New Orleans, June 26-30, pp.450-451, 1989.