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1993-94

1. Bayles, G., P. Ulerich, K. Palmer, and D.M. Brienza, "New Battery Technology for Powered Wheelchairs," Proceedings of the 17th Annual RESNA Conference, Nashville, TN, June 1994.

2. Bayles, G., "New Power Source Technologies For Electric Wheelchairs", Westinghouse Science and Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA, RERC Technical Report #2, draft, July, 1994.

3. Brienza D.M. and Chung, K.C. , "Seat Support Surface Optimization Algorithm Development," Proceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 28 - Dec. 1993; Invited Abstract.

4. Brienza D.M., K-C Chung, and C-T Lin, "A Passive Four Degree of Freedom Digitizing Arm for Seating Surfaces," Proceedings of the 17th Annual RESNA Conference, Nashville, TN, June 1994.

5. Brienza D.M., "Assisted Control and Navigation of a Powered Wheelchair," International Ergonomics Association's Conference on Rehabilitation Ergonomics, August 1994, Accepted for publication. Invited Abstract.

6. Digges K. "Modeling Wheelchair Tiedowns with Wheel Stiffness Variations", working document, ISO TC173/SC-1/WG-6. April, 1994.

7. Digges K. and Hobson, D.A., "Fitting Motor Vehicle Shoulder Belts to Wheelchair Occupants" RERC Technical Report #1, draft, July, 1994.

8. Hobson, D.A. "Wheelchair Tiedowns and Occupant Restraint Systems for Use in Motor Vehicles", SAE Working Document, 3/7/94.

9. Hobson, D. A. "10542-Wheelchair Tiedowns and Occupant Restraint Systems for Use in Motor Vehicles", ISO/TC173/SC1/WG-6 Working Document, 3/11/94.

10. Hobson, D.A. "Minutes of SAE-Restraints Task Group Meeting", Kansas City, August, 1993.

11. Hobson, D.A. "Minutes of SAE -Restraints Task Group Meeting", Tampa Fl., February, 1994.

12. Hobson, D. A. "Minutes of ISO/TC173/SC1/WG-6 Meetings", Delft, The Netherlands, November, 1993; and Berlin, Germany, April, 1994.

13. Hobson, D.A. "WD 7176/19, Wheelchairs-Wheeled Mobility Devices for Use in Motor Vehicles", ISO/TC173/SC1/WG-6Working Draft, 16, march, 1994.

14. Hobson, D.A. "Proposal for the Development of a National Standard for Transport Wheeled Mobility Devices", March, 1993.

15. Hobson, D.A., Trefler, E., "Rehabilitation Engineering Technologies-Principles of Application", Chapter, Biomedical Engineering Handbook, ed. Joseph Bronzino, (submitted for publication, July, 1994).

16. Hobson, D.A., "Development of Wheelchair Technology", Chapter in: Seating and Mobility for Persons with Physical Disabilities, Ed. E. Trefler, Therapy Skill Builders, 1993.

17. Hobson, D.A., "Technology Overview and Classification", Chapter in: Seating and Mobility for Persons with Physical Disabilities, Ed. E. Trefler, Therapy Skill Builders, 1993

18. Hobson, D.A. "Standardization of Terminology and Descriptive Methods for Specialized Seating". Chapter in: Seating and Mobility for Persons with Physical Disabilities, Ed. E. Trefler, Therapy Skill Builders, 1993

19. Hobson, D.A., Trefler, E., Malagodi, M.S. "Redefined Work and the Role of Assistive Technology. Proceedings of the 2nd Pittsburgh Employment Conference for Augmentative and Alternative Communication Users, August 1994.

20. Malagodi, M.S., Hobson, D.A., Robinson, C.J. "Technical Identification of a Non-Invasive Spinal/Pelvic Alignment Monitoring System for Individuals Seated in Personal Wheeled Mobility Devices". Proceedings of the 17th Annual Resna Conference, Nashville, TN, June 1994.

21. Shapcott, N., "Outreach Models", Proceedings of the 10th International Seating Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, Feb. 1994.

22. Ulerich, P., Palmer,K., Stampahar,M. and Brubaker, C. "Design and Development of a Wheelchair for Enhanced Access". First Year Report, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Spinal Cord Research Foundation, Grant # 1228-01, March, 1994.

 

 

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1994-95

1. Brienza DM. Assisted Control and Navigation of a Powered Wheelchair, International Ergonomics Association's Conference on Rehabilitation Ergonomics, August 1994. Invited Abstract.

2. Hobson DA, Trefler E, Malagodi MS. Redefined Work and the Role of Assistive Technology. Proceedings of the 2nd Pittsburgh Employment Conference for Augmentative and Alternative Communication Users, August 1994.

3. Brienza DM, Angelo J, Henry K. Consumer Participation in Identifying Research and Development Priorities for Power Wheelchair Input Devices and Controllers. Assistive Technology July 1995; 7.1:55-62.

4. Bertocci GE. The Affects of Shoulder Belt Anchor Position on Wheelchair Transportation Safety. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference. RESNA Press, Vancouver, BC, June 1995: 311-313.

5. Hobson DA. Securement of Wheelchairs in Motor Vehicles. Is It Time for a Universal Solution? Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 1995: 87-89.

6. Brienza D, Gehlot N, Silverman M. A Reusable Mold for Custom Contour Cushion Manufacturing. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 1995: 303-305.

7. Brienza D, Gehlot N. Concept and Implementation of a Force Feedback Active Joystick. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 1995: 325-327.

8. Letechipia J, Kolar K, Frye EM. Interagencies Service Delivery Model - Step I. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 1995: 22-23.

9. Gonzalez JP and Shapcott N. The Modification of Industrial Equipment to Enable a Person with a Severe Disability to Work. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC. June 1995: 527-529.

10. Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Boninger ML, VanSickle DP, Ensminger G. Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Center of Pressure. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 1995: 755-757.

11. Robertson RN, Shimada S, Cooper RA, Ensminger G. Joint Kinetics and Kinematics for Three Speeds of Wheelchair Propulsion. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 1995: 355-357.

12. Gehlot N, Cooper RA, Robertson R. Playing Video Games for Fitness and Fun with Any Wheelchair. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 1995: 282-284.

13. Cooper RA and McGee H. Wheelchair Related Accidents and Malfunctions. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 1995: 334-336.

14. VanSickle DP, Cooper RA, Robertson RN. Smartwheel: Development of a Digital Force and Moment Sensing Pushrim. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 1995: 352-354.

15. Stewart KJ, Cooper RA, Robertson RN. A Method for Comparison of Contiguous Ground Reaction Force Data and Single Stance Ground Reaction Force Data. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 1995: 186-188.

16. Robertson RN, Cooper RA, Ensminger G, Boninger M. Characterization of Upper Extremity Joint Kinetics During Wheelchair Propulsion. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 1995: 358-360.

17. Cooper RA, McGee H, Apreleva M, Albright SJ, VanSickle DP, Wong E, Boninger ML. Static Stability Testing of Stand-up Wheelchairs. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, 1995: 349-351.

18. Robertson RN, Cooper RA, Boninger M, Ensminger G, Shimada S. Biomechanics of Wheelchair Propulsion: Relationship to Injury. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, 1995: 746-748.

 

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1995-96

1. Hobson, D.A.,Digges, K., "Fitting Motor Vehicle Shoulder Belts to Wheelchair Occupants". Technical Report #1, RERC, University of Pittsburgh, Pgh, PA 1995

2. Bales, G. "New Power Source Technologies for Electric Wheelchairs". Technical Report #2, RERC, University of Pittsburgh, Pgh, PA 1995

3. Brienza D.M. and J. Angelo, "A Force Feedback Joystick and Control Algorithm for Wheelchair Obstacle Avoidance," Disability and Rehabilitation., Vol. 0 No. 0 1995

4. Brienza D.M., J. Angelo, and Kim Henry, "Consumer Participation in Identifying Research and Development Priorities for Power Wheelchair Input Devices and Controllers," Assistive Technology, 1995; 7.1.

5. Digges, K., Bertocci, G. "Application of the ATB Program to Wheelchair Transportation". Technical Report #3, RERC, University of Pittsburgh, Pgh, PA 1995

6. Bertocci, G, Hobson, D.A., Digges, K. "The Affects of Shoulder Belt Anchor Position on Wheelchair Transportation Safety". Technical Report #4, RERC, University of Pittsburgh, Pgh, PA 1995

7. 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, in print, 1995.

8. Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Boninger ML, A Biomechanical Model of Stand-Up Wheelchairs, Proceedings 17th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Montreal, Canada, in print, 1995.

9. 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, in print, 1995.

10. 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, in print, 1995.

11. VanSickle DP, Cooper RA and Ster III JF, Wheelchair Virtual Joystick Interface, Proceedings 17th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Montreal, Canada, in print, 1995.

12. Shimada SD, Cooper RA, Lawrence B and Robertson RN, Computer Controlled Wheelchair Dynamometer, Proceedings 17th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Montreal, Canada, in print, 1995.

13. Bertocci GE, The Affects of Shoulder Belt Anchor Position on Wheelchair Transportation Safety. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference. RESNA Press, Washington, DC, 1995: 311-313.

14. Cooper, R.A., VanSickle, D.P. Robertson, R.N. Bonginer, M.L. and Ensminger G., Center of Pressure During Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 289-298, 1995.

15. Cooper, R.A., VanSickle, D.P., Albright, S.J., Stewart, K.J., Flannery, M. and Robertson, R.N., Power Wheelchair Range Testing and Energy Consumption During Fatigue Testing, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 32., No. 3, pp. 255-263, 1995.

16. Cooper, R.A., Rehabilitation Engineering Applied to Mobility and Manipulation, Institute of Physics Publishing, England, 516 pages, 1995.

17. Cooper, R.A., Intelligent Control of Power Wheelchairs, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 423-431, 1995.

18. Cooper, R.A., Forging a New Future: A Call for Integrating People with Disabilities into Rehabilitation Engineering, Technology and Disability, Vol. 4, pp. 81-85, 1995.

19. Cooper, R.A., Vosse, A., Robertson, R.N., Boninger, M.L., An Interactive Computer System for Training Wheelchair Users, Journal of Biomedical Engineering - Applications, Basis and Communications, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 52-60, 1995.

20. Alva, P. and Hobson, D.A. "Computer Simulation of Powered Wheelchair Electro-mechanical Systems". Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

21. Letechipia, J.E. and Pelleschi, T. "Implementation of a Comprehensive Assistive Technology Service Delivery Program as a Hub of a Regional Network of AT Services". Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

22. Mostafa, K.M., Malagodi, M.S. and Hobson, D.A. "A Radio Location Technique Using Time of Flight Measurement for Spinal Alignment Monitoring". Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

23. Wang, J, Brienza, D.M., Brubaker, C.E., and Yuan, Y. "Design of an Ultrasound Soft Tissue Characterization System for the Computer-Aided Seating System". Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

24. Karg, T.E., Brienza, D.M., Brubaker, C.E., Wang, J. and Lin, C.T. "A System for the Design and Analysis of Seat Support Surfaces". Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

25. Karg, T.E., Brienza, D.M., Chung, K., and Brubaker, C.E. " Evaluation of a Surface Shape Optimization Technique for Custom Contoured Cushion Design". Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

26. Nho, W.C., Brienza, D.M. and Boston, R. "The Development of AC Motor Drive in Power Wheelchair". Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

27. Angelo, J.A. and Trefler, E. "Surveying Satisfaction of Integrated Control Users". Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

28. Garand, S.A., and Shapcott, N. "Computer Aided Wheelchair Prescription System (CAWPS). Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

29. Brienza, D.M. and Brubaker, C.E. "Design and Development of a Wheelchair for Enhanced Access". Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

30. Shapcott, N., Cooper, D., Gonzalez, J., Haddow, A., Heinrich, M., Hobley, D., Savage, D. "A Proposed Low Cost Cushion Design for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury in Developing Countries". Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

31. Shapcott, N., Garand, S. and Gonzalez, J. "Standards Proposal: Identification and Development of Communication Protocols for Data Exchange Between Software Associated with Assistive Technology and Its Delivery". Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

32. Trefler, E., Burdett, R. and Saur, T. "Effects of Seating on Individuals with Quadriplegia". Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

33. Hobson, D.A. "Wheelchair Transport Standards: What Are They All About?" Paper submitted, RESNA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1996.

34. Bertocci GE, Digges K, Hobson D, Development of Transportable Wheelchair Design Criteria Using Computer Crash Simulation. IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol 4, No 3, Sept. 1996: 171-181.

35. Bertocci GE, Digges K, Hobson DA, Shoulder Belt Anchor Location Influences on Wheelchair Occupant Crash Protection. Journal of Rehab Research and Devel, Vol 33, No 3, July 1996:279-289.

36. Brienza D.M., K.-C. Chung, C.E. Brubaker and J. Wang and P.E. Karg, "A System for the Analysis of Seat Support Surfaces Using Surface Shape Control and Simultaneous Measurement of Applied Pressures," IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering , Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 63-67, 1996.

37. Hobson, D.A. "RESNA: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", Assistive Technology, 1996, 8.2.

38. 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, in press, 1996

39. Shimada SD, Robertson RN, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Kinematic Characterization of Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 19th Annual RESNA Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, in press, 1996

40. Shimada SD, Robertson RN, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Joint Kinematics During Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 19th Annual RESNA Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, in press, 1996

41. 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, in press, 1996

42. DiGiovine CP, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Boninger ML, and Shimada SD, Frequency Domain Analysis of Wheelchair Pushrim Forces and Moments, Proceedings 19th Annual RESNA Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, in press, 1996

43. 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, in press, 1996

44. Bertocci GE, Hobson D, The Affects of Securement Point Location on Wheelchair Crash Response. Proceedings of the RESNA '96 Annual Conference RESNA Press, Wahsington DC, June 1996.

45. Bertocci GE, Karg P, Hobson D, Wheelchair Classification System and Database Report, Technical Report #6, University of Pittsburgh RERC on Wheelchair Mobility, Pittsburgh, PA 1996

46. Cooper, R.A., Robertson, R.N., Boninger, M.L., Shimada, S., VanSickle, D.P., Lawrence, B., Singleton, T., Chapter on Ergonomics of Wheelchairs, Perspectives in Rehabilitation Ergonomics, Sharwan Kumar, Ed. Taylor and Francis Publishers, 1996.

47. Cooper, R.A. and Gray, D.B., Incorporation of Human Needs into Åssistive Technology Design, Behavorial Adaptation to the Use of Assistive Technology, Brookes Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD., 1996.

48. Cooper, R.A., Robertson, R.N., Lawrence, B., Heil, T., Albright, S.J., VanSickle, D.P. and Gonzalez, J. Life-Cycle Analysis of Dept versus Rehabilitation Manual Wheelchairs, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 33.No., 1, pp.45-55, 1996.

49. Cooper, R.A., Robertson, R.N. and Baldini, F.D., Antrhopometry and Push-Ring Diameter for Wheelchair Racing, JCRPO Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp.1-13, 1996.

50. Boninger, M.L., Robertson, R.N. Wolff, M., and Cooper, R.A., Upper Limb Nerve Entrapments in Elite Wheelchair Racers, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 75, pp. 170-176, 1996.

51. Troy, B.S., Cooper, R.A., Robertson, R.N., Gray T., An Analysis of Working Postures of Manual Wheelchair Users in the Office Environment, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 33, 1996.

52. Robertson, R.N., Boninger, M.L., Cooper, R.A. and Shimada, S. , Pushrim Forces and Joint Kinetics During Wheelchair Propulsion, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 77, 1996.

53. Cooper, R.A., Robertson, R.N., VanSickle, D.P., and Boninger, M.L. , Methods for Determining 3-Dimensional Wheelchair Pushrim Forces and Moments, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, in press, 1996.

54. Cooper, R.A., Roberston, R.N., Shimada, S. VanSickle, D.P. and Boninger, M.L. , Projection of the Point Force Application onto the Palmar Surface of the Hand during Wheelchair Propulsion, IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, in press, 1996.

55. Cooper, R.A., A Perspective on the Ultralight Wheelchair Revolution, Technology and Disability, in press, 1996.

56. VanSickle, D.P., Cooper, R.A., Robertson, R.N. and Boninger, M.L. , Determination of Wheelchair Dynamic Load Data for Use with Finite Element Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Rehabiltiation Engineering, in press, 1996.

57. Boninger, M.L., Cooper, R.A., Robertson, R.N. and Rudy, T.E., Wrist Biomechanics During Wheelchair Propulsion: A Full Description Using a Local Coordinate System in 3-D Space, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in press, 1996.

58. Cooper, R.A., VanSickle, D.P., Robertson, R.N. and Boninger, M.L., Unification of the PFA and COP for Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 18th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, CD-ROM, 1996.

59. Cooper, R.A., Gonzalez, J., Robertson, R.N., and Bonginer, M.L., New Developments in Wheelchair Standards, Proceedings 18th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, CD-ROM, 1996.

60. Boninger, M.L., Robertson, R.N. Cooper, R.A., and Shimada, S., Wrist Biomechanics in 3-D Local Coordinate Space During Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 18th Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, CD-ROM, 1996.

 

 

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1997-1998

Bertocci, GE, Karg, PE, Hobson, DA. Wheeled mobility device database for transportation safety research and standards. Assistive Technology, pp. 102-115, Vol. 9.2, 1997

Stern, P, Trefler, E. An interdisciplinary problem-based learning project for assistive technology education. Assistive Technology, pp. 152-7, Vol. 9.2, 1997

Cooper, RA, Gonzalez, J, Lawrence, BS, Renschler, A, Boninger, ML, VanSickle, D. Performance of selected lighweight wheelchairs on ANSI/RESNA tests. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, Vol 78, October 1997

Schmeler, M. Strategies in documenting the need for assistive technology: an analysis of documentation procedures. Technology, Vol 7, No3, September 1997

Brienza, DM, Ostrander, LE. Mechanical loading and pressure ulcers. Surgical Management of cutaneous ulcers and pressure sores, eds. Lee and Herz, chapter 10, 1997

Trefler, E and Hobson, DA. Enabling function and well-being, Assistive Technology, eds. Christiansen and Baum, 2nd ed chapter 20, 1997

Bertocci, G, Hobson, DA, McCartney, M, Rentschler, A. The effects of various vehicle floor surfaces on wheelchair sliding under normal driving conditions. Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1998

Bertocci, G, Esteireiro, J, Thomas, C, Young, T. Testing and evaluation of wheelchair caster assemblies subjected to dynamic crash loading. Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1998

Karg, PE, Bertocci, G, Hobson, DA. Status of universal interface design standard for mobility device docking on vehicles. Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1998

Brienza, DM, Karg, PE. A method for contoured cushion design using pressure measurements. Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1998

Letechipia, JE. Center for Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology (CART) Network. Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1998

van Roosmalen, L, Bertocci, GE, Karg, PE, Young, T. Belt fit evaluation of fixed vehicle-mounted shoulder restraint anchor across mixed occupant populations. Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1998

Evans, J, Hobson, DA, vanRoosmalen, L, Bertocci, G. Testing of a low 'g' prototype securement device. Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN,1998

Geyer, MJ, Brienza, DM, Kelsey, S, Karg, PE, Trefler, E. Efficacy of seat cushions in preventing pressure ulcers for at-risk elderly nursing home residents: research issues. Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1998

Spaeth DM, Jones DK, Cooper RA, Development of Intelligent Force Sensing Controls for Individuals with Severe Motor Impairments, Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1998

Cooper RA, Cooper R, Selecting a Rural Outdoor Mobility Device, Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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, 1998

DiGiovine CP, Cooper RA, DiGiovine MM, Boninger ML, and Robertson RN, Digital Filtering of Kinematics of Racing Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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, 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, 1998

DiGiovine MM, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Liu D, Lawrence B, VanSickle DP, Rentschler A, Gonzalez JP, A Comparison of Ultralight versus Lightweight Manual Wheelchairs: A Ride Comfort Survey, Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota,1998

Jones DK, Albright SJ, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Computerized Tracking Using Force- and Position-Sensing Joysticks, Proceedings 21st Annual RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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, 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,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, 1998

 

 

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1999

Proceedings
Koontz, A, Cooper, RA, Boninger, ML, Baldwin, MA. Comparison of side-to-side wheelchair propulsion forces using an arma modeling technique. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA. 1999

Fay, BT, Boninger, ML, Cooper, RA, Koontz, AM, Bladwin, MA. Gender difference in the kinematic features of manual wheelchair propulsion. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

Baldwin, MA, Boninger, ML, Koontz, AM, Cooper, RA. Relating wheelchair setup to propulsion biomechanics. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

Hill, KJ and Romich, BA. A proposed standard for AAC and writing system data logging for clinical intervention, outcomes measurement and research. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

LoPresti, EF and Spaeth, DM. Software for functional assessment of computer access. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

VanRoosmalen, L, Ha, D, Bertocci, G, Karg P, Szobota, S. An evaluation of wheelchair seating system crashworthiness using federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) 207 testing. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

VanRoosmalen, L, Baldwin, M, Bursick, T, Cooper, RA. Design process and test results according to ISO Standards of a wheelchair built of PVC tubing, plywood and fasteners. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

VanRoosmalen, L, Ysselstein, J, Tipton, J, Axelson, P. A self-propelled mobility device for soft surfaces. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

Buning, ME and Schmeler, MR. Effects of the transition to powered mobility on occupational performance. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

Baldwin, MA, Cooper, RA, Vangura, A, Boninger, M, Ster, JF. Design of an ergonomic, dual-surface manual wheelchair pushrim. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

Rentschler, A, Cooper, RA, Boninger, M, Wolf, E. A comparison of power wheelchair stability using ANSI/RESNA standards. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

Dvorznak, MJ, Cooper, RA, O'Connor, TJ. Computer modeling of power wheelchair braking. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

DiGiovine, CP, Cooper, RA. Analysis of whole-body vibration during manual wheelchair propulsion using ISO Standards 2631. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

O'Connor, RJ, Cooper, RA, Baldwin, M, Koontz, A, Boninger, ML, Dvorznak, MJ. Calculation of work and power during wheelchair propulsion of individuals with paraplegia. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

Koontz, AM, Bonginer, ML, Towers, J, Cooper, RA, Baldwin, MA. Wheelchair propulsion forces and MRI evidence of shoulder impairment. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

Brienza, DM, kar, P, Geyer, MJ. A case report from clinical evaluations of the prototype body map cushion. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

Romich, BA and Hill, KJ. A language activity monitor for AAC and writing systems: Clinical intervention, outcomes measurement, and research. Proceedings RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1999

Cooper, R.A., Prins, K., O'Connor, T.J., Boninger, M.L., Fitzgerald, S.G., Sunderhaus, C.. Evaluation of a Pushrim Activated Electric Powered Wheelchair, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, in-review, 1999.

O'Connor, T.J., Cooper, R.A., Boninger, M.L.. Analysis of a Prototype Geared Pushrim Activated Electric Powered Wheelchair, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference,
Atlanta, in-review, 1999.

Fitzgerald, S.G., Cooper, R.A., Rentschler, A.J., Boninger,, M.L. Comparison of Fatigue Life for Three Types for Manual Wheelchairs, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, in-review, 1999.

Rentschler, A.J., Cooper, R.A. A Comparison of the Dynamic and Static Stability of Power Wheelchairs versus Scooters, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, in-review, 1999.

Spaeth, D.M., Cooper, R.A. Variable Compliance Joystick for Control Interface Research, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, in-review, 1999.

Koontz, A.M., Boninger, M.L., Baldwin, M.A., Cooper, R.A., Fay, B.T., EMG Activity of Wrist Muscles during Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, in-review, 1999.

DiGiovine, C.P., Cooper, R.A., Boninger, M.L., Comparison of Absorbed Power to Vertical Acceleration when Measuring Whole-Body Vibration during Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, in-review, 1999.

Baldwin, M.A., Boninger, M.L., Koontz, A.M., Fay, B.T., Cooper, R.A. Comparison of Propulsion Kinetics and Forearm EMG between two Wheelchair Pushrim Designs, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, in-review, 1999.

Fay, B.T., Boninger, M.L., Cooper, R.A., Baldwin, M.A., Koontz, A.M. Wrist Kinetics and Indicators of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome during Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, in-review, 1999.

Fay, B.T., Boninger, M.L., Shimada, S.D., Cooper, R.A., Baldwin, M.A. Kinematic Model of Wrist via Marker Placement during Wheelchair Propulsion, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, in-review, 1999.

Dvorznak, M.J., Cooper, R.A., Rentschler, A.J., Boninger, M.L., Fitzgerald, S.G. Displacement between Seating Surface and Test Dummy during Transitions with a Variable Configuration Wheelchair, Proceedings 21st Annual IEEE/EMBS International Conference, Atlanta, in-review, 1999.

Bertocci, G.E., Brienza, D.M., Karg, P., Wang. J. In Vivo Test Protocol to Determine Soft Buttocks Tissue Relaxation Properties. Proceedings ASME Bioengineering Conference, 1999.

Journals
VanRoosmalen, L, Bertocci, G, Ha, D, Karg, P, Szobota, S. Proposed test method and evaluation of wheelchair seating system crashworthiness. Accepted JRRD, 1999.

Bertocci, G. Injury risk assessment of wheelchair occupant restraint systems in a frontal crash: A case for integrated restraints. Accepted JRRD, 1999

Wang, J, Brienza, DM, Yuan, Y, Karg, P, Xue, Q. A compound sensor for biomechanical analyses of buttock soft tissue in vivo. Accepted JRRD, 1999

Bertocci, GE, Szobota, S, Hobson, DA, Digges, K. Computer simulation and sled test validation of a power base wheelchair and occupant subjected to frontal crash conditions. IEEE Transactions on Rehab Engr, Vol. 7, No. 2, June 1999

Cooper, R.A., "CRC Handbook of Biomedical Engineering-Rehabilitation Engineering Section", CRC Press, Wheeled Mobility; Wheelchairs and Personal Transportation, in press, 1999.

Cooper, R.A., Boninger, M.L., Shimada, S.D., O'Connor, T.J., "Exercise in Rehabilitation Medicine", Kinetics Publishing, Elite Athletes with Impairments, 1999.

Cooper, R.A., Boninger, M.L., Rentschler, A., "Evaluation of Selected Ultralight Manual Wheelchairs Using ANSI/RESNA Standards". Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 80, No. 4, pp. 462-467, 1999.

Bertocci, G.E, Cooper, R.A., Young, T., Esteireiro, J., Thomas, C., "Testing and Evaluation of Wheelchair Caster Assemblies Subjected to Dynamic Crash Loading", JRRD, Vol. 36, No. 1, January, 1999.

Cooper, R.A., O'Connor, T.J., Gonzalez, J.P., Boninger, M.L., Rentschler, A., "Augmentation of the 100 kg ISO Wheelchair Test Dummy to Accommodate Higher Mass", JRRD, Vol. 36, No. 1, 1999.

Mao, J.J., Oberheim, M., Cooper, R.A., Tassick, M., "Stress Patterns of Craniofacial Bones upon Orthopedic Headgear Loading in Dry Human Skulls", Moyer's Symposium Monograph, 1999.

Bertocci, G.E., Evnas, J., "Risk Assessment of Wheelchair Occupant Restraint Systems in a Frontal Crash: A Case for Integrated Restraints", Submitted to Journal of Crash Prevention and Injury Control, February, 1999.

Brienza, D.M., Lin, C-T., Karg, P.E., "A Method for Custom Contoured Cushion Design Using Interface Pressure Measurements", IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, 1999, 7(1): 99-108.

Brienza, D.M., Brubaker, C.E., "A Steering Linkage for Short Wheelbase Vehicles: Design and Evaluation in a Wheelchair Power Base", JRRD, 1999, 36(1).

Brienza, D.M., Karg, P.E., Geyer, M.J., "A Case Report from Clinical Evaluation of the Prototype Body Map Cushion", Proceedings RESNA '99 Annual Conference, RESNA Press, Washington, DC, 1999.

Fitzgerald, S.G., Manzi, S., Sutton-Tyrell, K., Selzer, F., Rairie, J., Tracy, R., Kuller, L., "Prevalence and Risk Factors of Carotid Plaque in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus", Arthritis Rheum., January, 1999.

Fitzgerald, S.G., Ramsey-Goldman, R., Dunn, J., Huang, C-F, Dunlop, D., Rairie, J., Manzi, S., "Frequency of Fractures in Women with Systemic lupus Erythematosus: Comparison with U.S. Population Data," Arthritis Rheum, May, 1999.

Fitzgerald, S.G., Kamboh, M.I., Manzi, S., Mehdi, H., Sanghera, D., Kuller, L, Aston, C., "Genetic Variation in Apolipoprotein H Affects the Occurrence of Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Apolipoprotein H Concentrations in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus", Arthritis Rheum, submitted January, 1999.

Cooper, R.A., Jones, D., Boninger, M.L., Fitzgerald, S.G., Albright, S., "Analysis of Position and Isometric Joysticks for Powered Wheelchair Driving", Submitted to Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, March, 1999.

Fitzgerald, S.G., Kwoh, C., McCarty, D., Ramsey-Goldman, R., Medsger, T., Manzi, S., "Lupus Foundation as a Source of Patients", Arthritis Rheum, submitted, April, 1999.

Fitzgerald, S.G., Kelsey, S., Schulz, R., Kwoh c., Songer, T., Sutton-Tyrrell, K, Manzi, S., "Mediators of the Socioeconomic and Disease Outcome in Women with Lupus", Submitted, May, 1999.

Hobson, D.A., etal., RERC Final Five Year Report, University of Pittsburgh, April, 1999, both hard and WWW versions.

Hobson, D.A., etal, Development of an Auto-engage Docking System, NIH-STTR Phase I Final Report Role: PI, April , 1999.

Hobson, D.A., Schneider, L, ISO7176-19, Wheelchairs for use in Motor Vehicles, Revisions for Second CD Voting, Spring-Summer, 1999.

Schneider, L, Hobson, D.A., ISO 10542, Parts1/2: WTORS, distributed for DIS voting, March, 1999.

Schneider, L., Hobson, D.A., Bertocci, G.E., RPJ2249-Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant Restraint Systems-Applications Guideline, June, 1999 – posted to RERC-WWW site.

Schmeler, M.R., Shapcott, N.G., Malagodi, M., "Telerehabilitation in the Provision of Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation Services. Invited as the Technology SIS Annual Program at the AOTA 1999 Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, In., Team Rehab. Report, January, 1999.

Cooper, R.A., "Engineering Manual and Electric Powered Wheelchairs", Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, in press, 1999.

Cooper, R.A., DiGiovine, C., Rentschler, A. Lawrence, B., Boninger, M.L., "Durability of Two Manual Wheelchair Cross-Brace Designs", Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in press, 1999.

Cooper, R.A., Widman, L, Jones, D., Robertson, R., "Force Seating Control for Electric Powered Wheelchairs", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, in press, 1999.

Boninger, M.L., Cooper, R.A., Baldwin, M., Shimada, S., Koontz, A., "Wheelchair Pushrim Kinetics: Weight and Median Nerve Function", Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol, 80, 1999.

Cooper, R.A., Quatrano, L, Axelson, P., Harlan, W., Stineman, M., Franklin, B., Krause, J., Bach, J., Chambers, H., Chao, EYS, Alexander, M., Painter, P., "Physical Activity and Health Among People with Disabilities", JRRD, Vol. 36, 1999.

Cooper, R.A., DiGiovine, C., Boninger, M.L., Shimada, S., Koontz, A., Baldwin, M., "Filter Frequency Selection for Manual Wheelchair Biomechanics", Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, in review, 1999.

Cooper, R.A, Boninger, M.L., Shimada, S., Lawrence, B., "Shoulder Kinematics and Kinetics for Three Coordinate System Representations during Wheelchair Propulsion", American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in review, 1999.

Cooper, R.A., Dvorznak, M., Rentschler, A., Boninger, M.L., "Technical Note: Displacement between the Seating Surface and Hybrid Test Dummy during Transitions with a Variable Configuration Wheelchair",JRRD, in review, 1999.

Cooper, R.A., O'Connor, T., Robertson, R., Langhein, B., Baldini, F, "An Investigation of the Exercise Capacity of the Wheelchair Sports USA Team", Assistive Technology, in review, 1999.

DiGiovine, M, Cooper, R.A, Boninger, M.L., Lawrence, B., VanSickle, D., Rentschler, A, "User Assessment of Manual Wheelchair Ride Comfort and Ergonomics", Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in review, 1999.

Boninger, M.L., Baldwin, M., Cooper, R.A., Koontz., A., Chan, L., "Manual Wheelchair Pushrim Biomechanics and Axle Position", Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in review, 1999.

O'Connor, T., Cooper, R.A., Dvorznak, M., Boninger, M.L., Glass, L, "Evaluation of the Game Wheels System for Video Game play", Journal of Neurorehabilitation and Regeneration, in review, 1999.

Magazine articles
Cooper, R.A., Boninger, M.L., "Walking On Your Hands", Paraplegia News, Vol, 53, No. 3, 00.12-16, 1999.

Cooper, R.A., Boninger, M.l., "Smart Selection", Sports 'N Spokes, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp.23-26, 1999.

Book Chapters
Cooper, RA. Engineering Manual and Electric Powered Wheelchairs. Critical Reviews in Biomed Engr, 27(1&2):27-73 (1999)

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2000

 

Journal articles
Bertocci, GE, Hobson, DA, Digges, KH. Development of a wheelchair occupant injury risk assessment method and its application in the investigation of wheelchair securement point influence on front crash safety. IEEE Transactions on Rehab Engineering Vol 8, No 1, March 2000

Bertocci GE, Ha D, Deemer E, Karg P, Evaluation of Wheelchair Seating Crashworthiness: Drop Hook Type Attachment Hardware. Accepted in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, May, 2000.

Bertocci GE, Ha D, van Roosmalen L, Karg P, Deemer E, Evaluation of Wheelchair Drop Seat Crashworthiness. Medical Engineering & Physics, July, 2000.

Van Roosmalen L, Bertocci GE, Hobson D, Karg P, An Evaluation of Wheelchair Occupant Restraint System Usage in Motor Vehicles. Submitted to Journal of Rehab Research and Development, Aug, 2000.

Bertocci GE, Evans J, Injury Risk Assessment of Wheelchair Occupant Restraint Systems in a Frontal Crash: A Case for Integrated Restraints. Journal of Rehab Research and Development, Vol 37(5), Oct, 2000.

VanRoosmalen L, Bertocci GE, Ha D, Karg PE, Proposed Test Method and Evaluation of Wheelchair Seating System Crashworthiness.Journal of Rehab Research and Development, Vol 37(5), Oct, 2000.

Bertocci GE, Szobota S, Ha D, van Roosmalen L, Development of Frontal Impact Crashworthy Wheelchair Seating Design Criteria Using Computer Simulation. Journal of Rehab Research and Development, Vol 37(5), Sept/Oct 2000.

Ha D, Bertocci GE, Deemer E, van Roosmalen L, Karg P, Evaluation of Wheelchair Seating System Crashworthiness: Combination Wheelchair Seat Back Surfaces and Attachment Hardware. Journal of Rehab Research and Development, Vol 37(5), Oct, 2000.

Wang, J, Brienza, DM, Yuan, Y, Karg, P, Xue, Q. A compound sensor for biomechanical analyses of buttock soft tissue in vivo. JRRD, July/Aug Vol 37, 2000

DiGiovine CP, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Dynamic Calibration of Wheelchair Dynamometer, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, in press, 2000

Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Prins K, Rentschler AJ , Arva J, and O'Connor TJ, Evaluation of a Pushrim Activated Power Assisted Wheelchair, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in press, 2000.

VanSickle DP, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, DiGiovine CP, Analysis of Vibrations Induced during Wheelchair Propulsion, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, in press, 2000.

VanSickle DP, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Road Loads Acting on Manual Wheelchairs, IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, in press Vol. 8, No. 3, pp 371-384, 2000.

Cooper RA, Jones DK, Boninger ML, Fitzgerald S, Albright SJ, Analysis of Position and Isometric Joysticks for Powered Wheelchair Driving, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 47, No. 7, pp. 902-910, 2000.

Cooper RA, Dvorznak MJ, Rentschler AJ, Boninger ML, Technical Note: Displacement between the Seating Surface and Hybrid Test Dummy during Transitions with a Variable Configuration Wheelchair, Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 297-303, 2000: http://www.vard.org/jour/00/37/3/coope373.htm.

Boninger ML, Baldwin M, Cooper RA, Koontz AM, Chan L, Manual Wheelchair Pushrim Biomechanics and Axle Position, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 81, No. 5, pp. 608-613, 2000.
Abstract: http://www.archives-pmr.org/apmr/abs81_5/v81n5p608.html

O'Connor TJ, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Dvorznak MJ, Boninger ML, Glass L, Evaluation of the GameWheels System for Video Game Play, Journal of Neurorehabilitation and Regeneration, Vol. 14, pp. 21-31, 2000.

DiGiovine MM, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Lawrence BL, VanSickle DP, Rentschler AJ, User Assessment of Manual Wheelchair Ride Comfort and Ergonomics, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 81, No. 4, pp. 490-494, 2000.

Cooper RA, Widman LM, Jones DK, and Robertson RN, Force Sensing Control for Electric Powered Wheelchairs, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 112-117, 2000.

Cooper RA, Thorman T, Cooper R, Dvorznak MJ, Fitzgerald SG, Ammer W, Song-Feng G, Boninger ML, Driving Characteristics of Electric Powered Wheelchair Users, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in review, 2000.

Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, An Autoregressive Modeling Approach to Analyzing Wheelchair Propulsion Forces, Medical Engineering and Physics, in press, 2000.

Dvorznak MJ, Cooper RA, O'Connor TJ, Boninger ML, Fitzgerald SG, Technical Note: Kinematic Comparison of Hybrid II Test Dummy to Wheelchair User, Medical Engineering and Physics, in review, 2000.

Cooper RA, Corfman TA, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Spaeth DM, Ammer W, Arva J, Performance Assessment of a Pushrim Activated Power Assisted Wheelchair, IEEE Transactions of Control Systems Technology, in review, 2000.

Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Rentschler AJ, Comparison of Fatigue Life for Three Types of Manual Wheelchairs, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in review, 2000.

Shimada SD, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Comparison of Three Different Methods to Represent the Wrist during Wheelchair Propulsion, IEEE Transaction on Rehabilitation Engineering, in review, 2000

Cooper RA, DiGiovine CP, Boninger ML, Shimada SD, Koontz, AM, and Baldwin MA, Filter Frequency Selection for Manual Wheelchair Biomechanics, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, in review, 2000.

Cooper RA, Rentschler AJ, O'Connor TJ, Ster JF, Technical Note: Wheelchair Armrest Strength Testing, Assistive Technology, in review, 2000.

Koontz AM, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Baldwin MA, Use of an ARMA Modeling Technique to Investigate Asymmetry in Wheelchair Propulsion Forces, Medical Engineering and Physics, in review, 2000.

Li, Y, Aissaoui, R, Brienza, DM. Determination of generic body-seat interface shapes by cluster analysis. IEEE Transactions on Rehab Eng, Vol 8. No. 4, December 2000

Brienza, DM, Geyer, MJ. Pressure Ulcers: Understanding support surface technologies, Advanced Skin Wound Care, September/October, pp. 237-244, 2000

Proceedings
Wang, J, Brienza, DM, Bertocci, G, Chib, V, Karg, P. The influence of axial compression ratio of buttock soft tissues on qausi-linear viscoelastic (QLV) modeling parameters. Proceedings World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Conference 2000, Chicago (pending)

Wang, J, Brienza, DM, Bertocci, G, Chib, V, Karg, P, Yuan, Y. Reliability of the in vivo test protocol for measuring indentation properties of buttock soft tissue. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Arva, J, Cooper, RA, Spaeth, D, Corfman, TA, Fitzgerald, SG, Boninger, ML. User power input reduction in Yamaha JWII pushrim activated power assisted wheelchair. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Ha, D, Bertocci, G, Deemer, E, vanRoosmalen, L, Karg, P. Evaluation of wheelchair seating system crashworthiness – wheelchair back surfaces and attachment hardware. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Zeltwanger, AP, Wang, J, Bertocci, G, Brienza, DM, Chib, VS. Effective Young's modulus of buttocks soft tissue. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Deemer, E, Bertocci, G, Ha, D. Wheelchair seating system chrashworthiness: An evaluation of seating surface attachment hardware. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Chib, VS, Wang, J, Brienza, DM, Bertocci, G. The effect of preconditioning on the repeatability of quasi-linear viscoelastic properties of buttocks soft tissue. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Buning, M, Hobson, DA. WheelchairNet: A virtual community focused on wheeled mobility. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

VanRoosmalen, L, Bertocci, G. Evaluation of the seat belt anchorage strength of a prototype wheelchair integrated occupant restraint system. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Bertocci, G, Szobota, S. Effect of wheelchair seating stiffness on occupant crash kinematics and submaringing risk using computer simulation. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Geyer, MJ, Brienza, DM, Karg, P, Kelsey, SF, Trefler, E. Are commercial seat cushions efficacious in preventing pressure ulcers in the at-risk elderly nursing home population? Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando FL, June 2000

Spaeth, DM, Arva, J, Cooper, RA. Application of a commercial datalogger for rehabilition research. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Collins, JD, Boninger, ML, Koontz, AM, Cooper, RA, Songfeng, G. Visual frequency feedback and its effect on wheelchair propulsion kinetics. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Dvorznak, MJ, Cooper, RA, O'Connor, TJ, Boninger, ML. Kinematic comparison of hybrid test dummy to wheelchair occupant. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

DiGiovine, C, Cooper, RA, Boninger, ML. The feasibility of an acccelerometer-based inclinometer to measure the angular orientation of a manual wheelchair while traversing various obstacles. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

DiGiovine, CP, Cooper, RA, Wolf, EJ, Hosfield, J, Cortman, T. Analysis of vibration and comparison of four wheelchair cushions during manual wheelchair propulsion. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Bursick, T, Trefler, E, Fitzgerald, S, Joseph, R. Wheelchair seating and positioning outcomes in the elderly nursing home population. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Souza, AL, Boninger, ML, Koontz, AM, Fay, BT. Classification of stroke patterns in manual wheelchair users. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Corfman, T, Cooper, RA, Fitzgerald, S, Arva, J, Spaeth, D, Boninger, M. Excursion and stroke frequency differences between manual wheelchair propulsion and pushrim activated power assisted wheelchair propulsion. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Souza, AL, Boninger, ML, Koontz, AM, Fay, BT, Cooper, RA. A kinetic analysis of propulsion patterns in manual wheelchair users. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Wolfe, E, Cooper, RA, Rentschler, A, Fitzgerald, S, Kortebek, E. Comparison of energy consumption and maximum speed in electric powered wheelchairs. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Franks, S, Boninger, ML, Greco, C, Rudy, T, Cooper, RA. Spinal cord injury pain and activity levels. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

O'Connor, TJ, Fitzgerald, S, Cooper, RA. Comparison of wheelchair exercise with and without gamewheels system using physiological data. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Fay, BT, Boninger, ML, Cooper, RA, Koontz, AM, Fitzgerald, S. Gender-based anthropometric differences of manual wheelchair users. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Arva, J, Fitzgerald, S, Cooper, RA, Corfman, T, Spaeth, D, Boninger, ML. Physiologic comparison of Yamaha JWII power assisted and traditional manual wheelchair propulsion. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Rentschler, A, Cooper, RA, Wolf, EJ, Boninger, ML. Climatic testing of five different types of power wheelchairs. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Fitzgerald, S, Boninger, ML, Cooper, RA. Relationship of pain preception to quality of life in a spinal cord injury population. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Guo, S, Cooper, RA, Dvorznak, MJ, Ammer, W, Boninger, M. Design of a multi-channel data logger for recording hybrid III test dummy forces during low-impct incidents. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Koonz, AM, Cooper, RA, Boninger, ML, Fay, BT, Baldwin, MA. Shoulder joint forces and moments during two speeds of wheelchair propulsion. Proceedings RESNA 2000 Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2000

Magazine articles

Cooper, RA, Schmeler, MR, Cooper R and Boninger, ML. Advanced Seating Systems: Part I. Rehab Management, 13(2), pp. 58, 60, 61, February/March 2000.

Cooper, RA, Schmeler, MR, Cooper R and Boninger, ML. Advanced Seating Systems: Part II. Rehab Management, 13(3), pp. 560, 62-64, April/May 2000.

Book Chapters

Cooper, RA, Boninger, ML, Shapcott, N, Fitzgerald, SG. Bringing advances in wheelchairs to the people who need them. Human Life Support Biomechanics, H. Yamada, Editor, Springer-Verlag, Tokyo, 2000

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2001

Journal articles

VanRoosmalen, L, Bertocci, GE, Ha, D, Karg, P. Wheelchair integrated occupant restraints: Feasibility in frontal impact. Medical Engineering & Physics, August 2001

VanRoosmalen, L, Bertocci, GE, Hobson, DA, Karg, P. Preliminary evaluation of wheelchair occupant restraint system usage in motor vehicles. Jrn RR&D, April 16, 2001 Accepted for publication

VanRoosmalen, L, Manary, M, Han, D. Wheelchairs used as motor vehicle seats: Seat loading in frontal impact sled testing. Medical Engineering & Physics, October 2001

Buning, ME, Angelo, JA, Schmeler, MR. Occupational performance and the transition to powered mobility: A pilot study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May, 55, 339-344, 2001

Hobson, Douglas A. Brief History of RERC on Wheeled Mobility, RESNA NEWS, pp. 5-6, Summer 2001

Bertocci, GE, Ha, D, Deemer, E, Karg, P. Evaluation of wheelchair seating crashworthiness: Drop hook type attachment hardware. Archives of Phs Med & RehabVol 82 (4), April 2001

Bertocci, GE, Manary, M, Ha, D. Wheelchairs used in seats in motor vehicles: Seat loading in frontal impact testing. submitted to Medical Engineering & Physics, Jan, 2001

Bertocci, GE, Souza, A, Szobota, S. The effects of wheelchair seating stiffness and energy absorption on occupant frontal impact kinematics and submarining risk using computer simulation, submitted to Jrn of Rehab Research and Development, May 2001

Wang, J, Brienza, D, Bertocci, GE, Chib, V, Karg, P, Yuan, Y. Validity of in vivo indentation protocol and quasi-linear viscoelastic modeling of buttocks of soft tissue, submitted ASME Journal of Biomechanics, July 2001

Ha, D, Bertocci, GE, Deemer, E., vanRoosmalen, L, Karg, P. Evaluation of wheelchair sling back and seat crashworthiness. submitted to Medical Engineering & Physics, April, 2001

Geyer, MJ, Brienza, DM, Karg, PE, Kelsey, S, Trefler, E. A randomized control trial to evaluate pressure-reducing seat cushions for elderly wheelchair users. Adv Skin Wound Care 2001 May/June, 14(3): 120-29

Brienza, DM, Karg, PE, Geyer, MJ, Kelsey, S, Trefler, E. The relationship between pressure ulcer incidence and buttock-seat cushion interface pressure in at-risk elderly wheelchair users. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2001 April 82(4):529-33

Rentscheler, AJ, Cooper, RA, Fitzgerald, SG, Wolf, EJ, Boninger, ML. Static and dynamic stability and braking distances of five model s of electric powered wheelchairs. Archives of Phs Med & Rehab, in review, 2001

Mills, T, Holm, MB, Trefler, E., Schmeler, M, Fitzgerald, SG, Boninger, ML. Development and consumer validation of the functional evaluation in a wheelchair (FEW) instrument, Disbility and Rehabilitation, in review 2001

Trefler, E, Fitzgerald, SG, Hobson, DA, Bursick, TM, Joseph, R. Outcomes of seating and mobility intervention with residents of long term fare facilities, Archives of Phys Med, in press 2001

Fitzgerald S.G., Cooper R.A., Boninger M.L., Rentschler A.J. Comparison of Fatigue Life for 3 Types of Manual Wheelchairs In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 82: 1484-1488, 2001.

Rentschler A.J., Cooper R.A., Fitzgerald S.G., Wolf E.J., Boninger M.L. Static and Dynamic Stability and Braking Distances of Five Models of Electric Powered Wheelchairs Submitted to Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2001

Fitzgerald, SG, Cooper, RA, Boninger, ML, Rentschler, AJ. Comparison of fatigue life for 3 types of manual wheelchairs. Arch Phys Med Rehabil Vol 82, October 2001

Bertocci, GE, Manary, M, Ha, DR. Wheelchairs used as seats in motor vehicles: Seat loading in frontal impact testing. Medical Engineering & Physics Vol 23 (2001)

Book Chapters

Buning, ME, Angelo, J. High technology adaptation to overcome disability. Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction. 5th ed. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, chapter 17: October 2001

Magazine Articles

Buning, ME. WheelchairNet: A comprehensive online resource. OT Practice Vol. 6, No. 19, 2001

Proceedings

Leary, A, Bertocci, G. Injury risk analysis of a wheelchair user in a frontal impact motor vehicle crash. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

Leary, A, Bertocci, G. Design criteria for manual wheelchairs used as motor vehicle seats using computer simulation. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

Zeltwanger, AP, Brown, D, Bertocci, GE. Utilizing computer modeling in the development of a dynamic seating system. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

Zeltwanger, AP, Wang, J, Bertocci, G, Brienza, D, Karg, P, Chib, V. Repeatability of determining effective Young's modulus of buttocks soft tissue across multiple subjects. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV. Whitaker Scientific Paper Competition Award.

Buning, ME. The development of validity and test-retest reliability for measuring of the effect of WheelchairNet on wheelchair decision-making by consumers. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

Brown, D, Zeltwanger, A, Bertocci, G, Burdett, R, Trefler, E, Fitzgerald, S. Quantification of forces associated with episodic full body extensor spasticity in children. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

Mills, T, Holm, M, Trefler, E, Schmeler, M, Fitzgerald, S, Boninger, M. Development of an outcome measure tool for wheelchair seating and mobility in interventions: A work in progress. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

Wang, J, Brienza, D, Bertocci, G, Karg, P. Stress relaxation properties of buttock soft tissues: in vivo indentation test. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

LoPresti, EF, Romich, BA, Speath, DM, Hill, KJ, Hobson, D. Toward development of an interface device for proportional mouse emulation through a power wheelchair controller. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

LoPresti, EF, Brienza, DM, Angelo, J. Comparison of five software interfaces for computer head controls. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

Hill, K, LoPresti, EF, Romich, B, Spaeth, D. Joystick to mouse adaptor. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

VanRoosmalen, L, Bertocci, G, Lear, A. Computer simulation validation of a wheelchair mounted occupant restraint system under frontal impact. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

VanRoosmalen, L, Bertocci, G, Hobson, DA, Karg, P. Usability and satisfaction of wheelchair occupant restraint systems used during motor vehicle transport. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

VanRoosmalen, L, Bertocci, G. The effect of a wheelchair integrated occupant restraint system on wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint design charactertistics. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

Spaeth, DM, Cooper, RA, Songfeng, G, Wong, C. Using quadrature emulation to connect proportional controls to personal computers through a standard mouse. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

Rentschler, AJ, Cooper, RA, Boninger, ML, Fitzerald, S. Using stability and fatigue strength testing when choosing a manual wheelchair. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

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. Proccedings RESNA Annual Conference 2001, Reno, NV

Seelman, K, Brienza, DM, Hobson, D. The Rehabilitation Engineering Center Program of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research in the United States. Proceedings 3rd Chinese Conference on Rehabilitation Medicine, Oct 22-26, 2001 Beijiing, China

Cohen, E, Brienza, DM, Brubaker, CE. A web-based model to disseminate "best lectures" in rehabilitation worldwide.Proceedings 3rd Chinese Conference on Rehabilitation Medicine, Oct 22-26, 2001Beijiing, China

Cohen, E., Wang, J. Web-based accessibility in 2001: Representative rehabilitation, education and health related sites. Proceedings 3rd Chinese Conference on Rehabilitation Medicine, Oct 22-26, 2001 Beijiing, China

Buning, ME, Wang, J. A model for developing and prescribing assistive technology devices. Proceedings 3rd Chinese Conference on Rehabilitation Medicine, Oct 22-26, 2001 Beijiing, China

Koontz, AM, Cooper, RA, vanRoosmalen, L. Anthropometrics in wheelchair mobility studies. Proceedings Anthropometrics of Disability: An international workshop, Buffalo, NY May31-June2, 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 3rd National Department of Veterans Affairs Rehab R&D Conference, Arlington, VA, p31, 2001

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2002

Journals

VanRoosmalen, L, Bertocci, GE, Hobson, DA, Karg, P. Preliminary evaluation of wheelchair occupant restraint system usage in motor vehicles. Jrn RR&D, Vol. 39, No. 1, January/February 2002

Mills, T, Holm, MB, Trefler, E, Schmeler, M, Fitzgerald, S, Boninger, M. Development and consumer validation of the functional evaluation in a wheelchair (FEW) instrument. Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 24, No. 1/2/3, 38-46, 2002

Hobson DA. Reflections on rehabilitation engineering history: Are there lessons to be learned? Jrn RR&D Vol 39 No 6, Nov/Dec 2002 pp17-22

Reswick JB How and whwen did the rehabilitation engineering center program come into being? Jrn RR&D Vol 39 No 6, Nov/Dec 2002 pp11-16

Cooper RA, Corfman TA, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Spaeth DM, Ammer W, Arva J, Performance Assessment of a Pushrim Activated Power Assisted Wheelchair Control System, IEEE Transactions of Control Systems Technology, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp.121-126, January 2002.

Cooper RA, Thorman T, Cooper R, Dvorznak MJ, Fitzgerald SG, Ammer W, Song-Feng G, Boninger ML, Driving Characteristics of Electric Powered Wheelchair Users: How Far, Fast, and Often do People Drive?, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 83, No. 2, pp. 250-255, February 2002.

Cooper RA, Jones DK, Spaeth DM, Boninger ML, Fitzgerald SG, Guo S, Comparison of Virtual and Real Electric Powered Wheelchair Driving Using a Position Sensing Joystick and an Isometric Joystick, Medical Engineering and Physics, in review, 2002.

Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Ma L, Cooper R, Thorman T, Liu B, Investigating the Presence of Cervical and Upper Back Pain in Wheelchair Users, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in review, 2002.

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Souza AL, Fay BT, Shoulder Kinematics and Kinetics During Two Speeds of Wheelchair Propulsion, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, in review, 2002.

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Cooper R, Dobson A, Use of the Independence™ 3000 IBOT™ Transporter at Home and in the Community, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, in review, 2002.

Cooper RA, Wolf E, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Ulerich R, Ammer WA, Seat and Footrest Accelerations in Manual Wheelchairs With and Without Suspension, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in press, 2002

O’Connor TJ, Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Thorman TA, Boninger ML, Kinetic and Physiological Analysis of the GAMEWheels System, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, in review, 2002.

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Cooper R, Minkel J, Fitzgerald SG, Preliminary Assessment of a Prototype Advanced Mobility Device in the Work Environment of Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, in review, 2002.

Boninger ML, Souza AL, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Koontz AM, Fay BT, Propulsion Patterns and Pushrim Biomechanics in Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in press, 2002.

Cooper RA, DiGiovine CP, Boninger ML, Shimada SD, Koontz, AM, and Baldwin MA, Filter Frequency Selection for Manual Wheelchair Biomechanics, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, in press, 2002.

Ha D, Bertocci GE, Deemer E, Karg P. Evaluation of wheelchair sling back and seat crashworthiness. Medical Engineering & Physics, Jan 2002

vanRoosmalen, L, Bertocci, GE, Ha, DR, Karg, P. Wheelchair integrated occupant restraints: Feasibility in frontal impact. Medical Engineering & Physics Vol 23:20 (2002)

Ha, DR, Bertocci, G, Karg, P, Deemer, E, Evaluation of wheelchair sling seat and sling back crashworthiness, Medical Engr & Physics, Vol 24, 2002.

Book Chapters

Cooper, RA, Boninger, ML, Cooper, R, Thorman, T. Peleshi, T. Wheelchairs and Seating for People With Spinal Cord Injuries, Spinal Cord Medicine, edited by Vernon Lin, M.D., in press

Proceedings

Mills, T, Holm, MB, Schmeler, M, Trefler, E, Fitzgerald, S, Boninger, M, Buning, ME, Shapcott, N. The functional evaluation in a wheelchair (FEW) instrument: Test-retest reliability and cross-validation with consumer goals. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Ha, DR, Bertocci, GE. Evaluation of wheelchair sling seat and sling back crashworthiness. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Ha, DR, Bertocci, GE. Development of a static test method to evaluate crashworthiness of wheelchair seating systems used as motor vehicle seats. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Ha, DR, Bertocci, GE. Wheelchair tiedown loads and occupant restraint loads associated with various occupant sizes in frontal impact testing. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

van Roosmalen, L, Hobson, DA. Issues related to the location of a universal interface for automated wheelchair securement. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

LoPresti, EF, Simpson, RC, Miller, D, Nourbakhsh, I. Evaluation of sensors for a smart wheelchair. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

LoPresti, EF, Brienza, DM. Automatic customization software for computer head controls. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Romich, BA, LoPresti, EF, Hill, KJ, Spaeth, DM, Young, NA, Springsteen, JP. Mouse emulation using the wheelchair joystick: preliminary performance comparison using four modes of control. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Wang, J, Brienza, DM, Karg, P, Bertocci, G. Viscoelastic properties of buttock soft tissues with pressure ulcer susceptibiity. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Buning, ME. Using the WWW to study the experiences of persons who use wheelchairs: Local area versus distant participants. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Cohen, L, Fitzgerald, S, Trefler, E, Boninger, M, McCue, M. Development and reliability testing of a clinical rationale measure of seating and wheeled mobility prescription. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Souza, A, Boninger, M, Fay, B, Cooper, RA. Muscle imbalance with manual wheelchair use in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Kim, SK, Boninger, ML, Koontz, A, Cooper, RA, Souza, A. Wheelchair braking biomechanics. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Cortman, TA, Cooper, RA, Dvorznak, MK, Kwarciak, AM, Fitzgerald, SG, Boninger, ML. A video-based analysis of "tips and falls" during electric powered wheelchair driving. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Panchang, S, Com, B, Fitzgerald, S, Cooper, RA. Web page usability tests for blind users of text to speech systems. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Collins, DM, Fitzgerald, SG, Holm, MB, Sachs-Ericsson, N. Influence of wheelchair service dogs on human assistance needs in basic and instrumental activities of daily living. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Dobson, A, Cooper RA, Boninger, ML, Cooper, R. Use of the independence 3000 IBOT transporter at home and in the community: A pilot study. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Blauch, C, Cooper, RA, Guo, S, McCartnery, M, Wolf, M, Dvorznak, M. Mechanical properties of polyurethane elastomers in an oblique angled suspension caster fork for wheelchairs. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

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. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Geo, S, Cooper, RA, Boninger, M, Kwarciak, A, Ammer, B, Spaeth, D. Development of power wheelchair chin-operated force-sensing joystick. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Guo, S, Cooper, RA, Boninger, ML, Reeves, S, Ammer, B, Fitzgerald, S. Development of the game cycle exercise system. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Vitek, JM, Cooper, RA, Duncan, JP, Ammer, WA, Algood, D, Fitzgerald, SG, Boninger, ML. Durability and value of powered wheelchairs. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Thorman, T, Cooper, R, Fitzgerald, S. Consumer preferences for wheelchair wheels. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Wolf, E, Cooper, RA, Kwarciak, A. Analysis of whole-body vibrations of suspension manual wheelchairs: Utilization of the absorbed powered method. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Yang, YS, Koontz, AM, Cooper, RA, Boninger, ML. Trunk movement adaptations during wheelchair propulsion at two speeds and load conditions. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Kwarciak, AM, Cooper, RA, Wolf, EJ. Effectiveness of rear suspension in reducing shock exposure to manual wheelchair users during curb descents. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Rentschler, AJ, Cooper, RA, Boninger, ML. Geometric modeling of wheelchair stability. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

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. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Ambrosio, F, Boninger, ML, Fay, B, Souza, A, Fitzgerald, S, Koontz, AM, Cooper, RA. Wheelchair Propulsion biomechanics in patients with multiple sclerosis. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Cooper, R, Fitzgerald, S, Boninger, M, Cooper, RA, Shapcott, N, Cohen, L, Thorman, T, Schmeler, M. Using telerabilitation to aid in selecting a wheelchair. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Dvorznak, MJ, Cooper, RA, Boninger, ML, Fitzgerald, SG, Corfman, TA. Comparison of hybrid III ATD and wheelchair user at selected speeds. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Spaeth, D, Cooper, R, Guo, S, Chaves, E. The application of optical sensors for quantifying electric powered wheelchair driving skill. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Blauch, C, Cooper, RA, Ammer, W, McCartney, M, Corfman, T., Duncan, J. Design of a forward folding ultralight wheelchair. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Algood, D, Cooper, RA, Boninger, ML, Cooper, RC, Ambrosio, F, Reeves, SA, Corfman, TA, Spaeth, D. Physiological comparison of a pushrim activated power assist wheelchair and traditional manual wheelchair propulsion among persons with tetraplegia. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Reeves, A, Fitzgerald, SG, Cooper, RA, Thorman, T, Guo, S. Determining the effectiveness of the game cycle system as an exercise device. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

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. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Ma, L, Koontz, AM, Boninger, ML, Cooper, RA. Gender difference in the segmental power and energy of manual wheelchair propulsion. Submitted Proceedings RESNA Annual Conference, June 2002, Minneapolis, MN

Mills, T, Holm MB, Trefler, E, Schmeler, M. Consumer validation of a seating-mobility outcome measurement tool. Proceedings American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Miami, FL, 2002

Mills, T, Holm MB, Schmeler, M, Trefler, E, Fitzgerald SA, Boninger, M, Buning ME, Shapcott, N. Cross-validation of the functional evaluation in a wheelchair (FEW) instrument with consumer goals. Proceedings International Seating Sympossium, Vancouver, BC March 2002

Crane, B and Hobson, DA. The importance of comfort to wheelchair users - A preliminary study. Proceedings International Seating Sympossium, Vancouver, BC March 2002

2003

Journals

LoPresti E, Brienza D, Angelo J. Head-operated computer controls: Effect of control method on performance for subjects with and without disability. Elsevier Science 2003 (in press)

Geyer MJ, Brienza DM, Chib V, Wang J. Quantifying fibrosis in venous disease: Mechanical properties of lipodermatosclerosis and health tissues. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 2003 (in press)

Zanca J, Brienza DM, Beriowitz D, Bennett R. Pressure ulcer research funding in America: Creation and analysis of an online database. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 2003 (in press)

Li Y, Aissaoui R, Brienza DM, Lacoste M, Dansereau J. Design and evaluation of generic shape contoured cushions based on a new interface shape measurement system. JRR&D submitted 2003

Corfman TA, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Fitzgerald DG. Range of motion and stroke frequency differences between manual wheelchair propulsion and pushrim activated powered assisted wheelchair propulsion. Jrn of Spinal Cord Medicine 2003 in press

Cooper RA, Wolf E, Fitzgerald SG, Boninger ML, Ulerich R, Ammer WA. Seat and footrest accelerations in manual wheelchairs with and without suspension. Archives of Phs Med and Rehab Vol 84, No 1 pp.96-102, January 2003

Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Fitzgerald SG, Ma L, Cooper R, Thorman T, Lieu B. Investigating the presence of cervical and upper back pain in wheelchair users. American Jrn of Phys Med in press, 2003
LoPresti E, Brienza DM, Angelo J, Gilbertson L. Neck range of motion and use of computer head controls. JRR&D Vol 40, No3 May/June 2003, pp199-212

Geyer MJ, Brienza DM, Bertocci G. Wheelchair seating: A state of the science report. Assistive Technology submitted 2003

Bertocci, G, Souza, AL, Szobota, S. The effects of wheelchair-seating stiffness and energy absorption on occupant frontal impact kinematics and submarining risk using computer simulation. J Rehab Res & Devel , Vol. 40 No. 2, March/April 2003

Bertocci, G, vanRoosmalen, L. Wheelchair caster loading during frontal motor vehicle impact. Submitted to Assistive Technology, March 2003

Crane, B., Holm, M. B., Hobson, D. A., Cooper, R. A., Reed, M. P. and Stadelmeier, S. Reliability and Concurrent Validity of the Wheelchair Seating Discomfort Assessment Tool (WcS-DAT) submitted to Assistive Technology 2003

Book Chapter

Buning ME and Schmeler MR. Manual wheelchair seating and mobility. Occupational Therapy by Willard & Spackmann. Neistadt, Crepeau, Cohn and Schell (eds) 10th edition, Chapter 31, Sec 2., 2003

Proceedings

Crane B, Holm M, Hobson D. Preliminary test-retest reliability of the wheelchair seating discomfort assessment tool (WV-DAT) submitted to RESNA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA 2003

Jan Yih-Kuen, Geyer MJ, Brienza D. Development of a system to study the effect of alternating pressure loading on skin perfusion. submitted to RESNA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA 2003

Kim J, Brienza D. The virtual reality telerehabilitation system for analyzing accessibility of the physical envirnonment: A comparison of camera systems. submitted to RESNA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA 2003

Zanca JM, Geyer MJ, Brienza D. Visible and near-infrared spectroscopy: A promising new tool for pressure ulcer diagnosis. submitted to RESNA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA 2003

Simpson R, LoPresti E, Hayashi S, Gro S, Ding D, Cooper R. Smart power assistnace module for manual wheelchairs. submitted to RESNA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA 2003

Ma L, Simpson R, Huber M, Garcia, L. Effective computer access using an intelligent screen reader. submitted to RESNA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA 2003

Magazines

Crane B and Hobson D. The important role of discomfort in wheelchair seating. Rehab Management Jan/Feb 2003

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Technical Reports

The following reports can downloaded and viewed with Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat graphic, links to www.adobe.com

1. Digges K and Hobson DA. Fitting Motor Vehicle Shoulder Belts to Wheelchair Occupants. Technical Report #1, University of Pittsburgh RERC on Wheeled Mobility, Pittsburgh, PA, Jul 1994. (128sk .pdf)

2. Bayles G. New Power Source Technologies for Electric Wheelchairs. Technical Report #2, University of Pittsburgh RERC on Wheelchair Mobility, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept 1994.(160k .pdf)

3. Digges K, Bertocci G. Application of the ATB Program to Wheelchair Transportation". Technical Report #3, University of Pittsburgh RERC on Wheeled Mobility, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov 1994.(832k .pdf)

4. Bertocci G, Hobson DA, Digges K. The Affects of Shoulder Belt Anchor Position on Wheelchair Transportation Safety. Technical Report #4, University of Pittsburgh RERC on Wheeled Mobility, Pittsburgh, PA, Jan 1995. (256k .pdf)

5. Malagodi M and Hobson DA. Spinal/Pelvis Alignment Monitoring of Wheelchair Users. Technical Report #5, University of Pittsburgh RERC on Wheeled Mobility, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar 1996. (256k .pdf)

6. Bertocci GE, Karg P, Hobson D. Wheelchair Classification System and Database Report. Technical Report #6, University of Pittsburgh RERC on Wheeled Mobility, Pittsburgh, PA, Apr 1996. (416k .pdf)

7. Schneider LW, Hobson DA, Bertocci GE. A Rationale and Guideline to Recommended Practice SAE J2249: Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant Restraint System for Use in Motor Vehicles. Technical Report #7, University of Pittsburgh RERC on Wheeled Mobility, Pittsburgh, PA 1999.

 

 

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