Peer-Reviewed Proceedings Publications

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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. 

 

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

 

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, Grindle 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.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

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, 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.

 

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.

 

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, 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, 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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Cooper 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.

 

 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
  
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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.