Book Chapters



Braddom's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 6th ed. David X. Cifu, Editor, Elsevier, Philadelphia
Wheelchairs and Seating Systems (Chapter 14), C.P. Digiovine, A.M. Koontz, T. Berner, D.J. Kim, M. Schmeler, R. Cooper, R.A. Cooper.  




Spinal Cord Medicine, 3rd ed. Steven Kirshblum, Vernon W. Lin, Editors, Springer Publishing Company, New York

Wheelchairs and Seating for People with Spinal Cord Injury (Chapter 44), R.A. Cooper, R. Cooper, M.L. Boninger, E. Teodorsky, T. Thorman, T. Pelleschi, S.A. Sundararm, B. Daveler, D.C. Kamaraj, R. Schein.




Out of the Crucible: How the US Military Transformed Combat Casualty Care in Iraq and Afghanistan, Arthur L. Kellerman MD MPH, CAPT Eric Elster MD, Editors, U.S. Army Borden Institute, Fort Sam Houston, TX

Rehabilitation of Blast Casualties With Traumatic Brain Injury (Chapter 29), COL(ret) P.F. Pasquina MD, L.M. French PsyD, R.A. Cooper PhD.


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Oral Board Review: Interactive Case Discussions, R. Samuel Mayer, Editor. Demos Medical, New York.

Durable Medical Equipment (Chapter 5), B.E. Dicianno.


Adaptive Sports Medicine: A Clinical Guide, Arthur Jason Di Luigi, Editor, Springer International, Cham, Switzerland

Wheelchair Sports Technology and Biomechanics (Chapter 2), R.A. Cooper, R. Cooper, A. Susmarski, pp. 21-34.


Brain-Computer Interface Research: A State-of-the-Art Summary 6, Christoph Guger, Brendan Allison, Mikhail Lebedev, Editors, Springer, New York.

Intracortical Microstimulation as a Feedback Source for Brain-Computer Interface Users, Sharlene Flesher, John Downey, Jennifer Collinger, Stephen Foldes, Jeffrey Weiss, Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, Sliman Bensmaia, Andrew Schwartz, Michael Boninger and Robert Gaunt, pp. 43-54. 




Transitional Care in Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Advances in Biology, Technology, and Clinical Practice, 2nd ed. Peter Smith, Frank Rauch, Gerald Harris, Editors, Marquette University Press, Milwaukee.

Wheeled Mobility Devices (Chapter 18), SV Hiremath, RA Cooper, TL Pelleschi, RM Cooper, pp. 301-326.

ISCoS Textbook on Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injuries, Harvinder Singh Chhandra, Editor, Wolters Kluwer (India), New Delhi.

Assistive Technology: An International Approach to the Comprehensive Management (Chapter 38), Rosemarie Cooper, Rory A. Cooper, Maria Luisa Toro Hernandez, Theresa M. Crytzer, Tasia Bobish, Robert Mankowski, Jennifer Mankowski, John Coltellaro, Bryan McCormick, Eliana Chaves Ferretti, Maria Aparecida Ferreira de Mello, Nekram Upadhyay, pp. 594-612.




The Child with a Spinal Cord Injury, 2nd Edition, M.J. Mulcahey, Ph.D., OTR/L, Randal Betz, M.D., Lawrence Vogel, M.D., and Kathy Zebracki, Ph.D., Editors, Mac Keith Press, London.

Leisure and Recreational Activities for Children with Spinal Cord Injury (Chapter 26), Deepan C. Kamaraj, Kathy Zebracki, Sara J. Klaas, Rory A. Cooper, pp. 378-387.


From College to Careers: Fostering Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in STEM, Bradley S. Duerstock, PhD, Clark A. Shingledecker, PhD, Editors, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.

Technologies to Facilitate the Active Participation and Independence of Persons with Disabilities in STEM from College to Careers (Chapter 1), B.S. Duerstock, L. Hilliard, D. McDonagh, J. Thomas, R.A. Cooper, M. Goldberg, A. Quamar, M. Milleville, S. Brown, C. Supalo, B. Wulle, J. Kirshner, C. Atchison, J. Border, pp. 5-30.


Handbook for Clinical Research, Flora Hammond MD, James Malec PhD, Ralph Buschbacher MD, Todd Nick, Editors, Demos Medical Publishing, New York.

Special Issues in Randomized Controlled Trials (Chapter 12), Grace Handler and Michael Boninger, MD.



Fostering Independence, Participation, and Healthy Aging Through Technology: Workshop Summary, Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, The National Academies Press.

Technologies to Promote Activities of Daily Living and Independence (Chapter 3): Promoting Independence for Individuals, Rory A. Cooper, pp. 21-24.




Brain Injury Medicine, 2nd Edition, Nathan D. Zasler, MD, Douglas I. Katz, MD, Ross Z. Zafonte, DO, Editors, Demos Medical Publishing, New York.

Assistive Technology for People with Traumatic Brain Injuries (Chapter 71), R.A. Cooper, M. McCue, R.M. Schein, R.M. Cooper, M.L. Sporner, M.B. Dodson, A.M. Reinsfelder, A.F. Yeager, A. Jinks, E. LoPresti, L. McClure, H. Wang, J.L. Collinger, S. Hiremath, A.N. Lewis.




Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 4th Edition, Randall Braddom MD, MS, Editor, Elsevier Limited, UK.

Wheelchairs and Seating Systems (Chapter 17), A.M. Koontz, A. Karmarkar, D.M. Spaeth, M.R. Schmeler, R.A. Cooper, pp. 373-401.


The Paralympic Athlete: Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Yves Vanlandewijck and Walter Thompson, Editors, Wiley and Blackwell.

Biomechanics (Chapter 2), I. Rice, F. Hettinga, J.Z. Laferrier, M. Sporner, C.M. Heiner, B. Burkett, R.A. Cooper, pp. 33-50.


Spinal Cord Medicine, 2nd Edition, Denise I. Campagnolo and Steven Kirshblum, Editors, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Wheelchairs: Adaptive Mobility Equipment and Seating (Chapter 18), B.E. Dicianno, M.R. Schmeler, B.Y. Liu.



Wheelchair Sport, Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey, Editor, Human Kinetics, 2010.

Sports Chair Set-up and Selection (Chapter 2), H. Liu, I. Rice, J.Z. Laferrier, R.M. Cooper, M.L. Boninger, R.A. Cooper, pp. 30-45.


Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition, Vernon Lin, M.D., Editor, Demos Medical Publishing, New York, NY, 2010.

Wheelchairs and Seating for People with Spinal Cord Injuries (Chapter 55), R.A. Cooper, R.M.  Cooper, M.L. Boninger, E. Teodorski, T. Thorman, T. Peleshi, pp. 735-756.

Musculoskeletal Pain and Overuse Injuries (Chapter 46), M.L. Boninger, J.L. Collinger, R.A. Cooper, A.M. Koontz, pp. 627-635

Sports and Recreation Opportunities (Chapter 60), A. Krieger, F. Brasile, C. McCann, R.A. Cooper, pp. 809-818.


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, 5th EditionW.R. Frontera, et al, EditorsLippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Wheelchairs (Chapter 78), M.L. Boninger, L. McClure, R.A. Cooper, M. Schmeler, R.M. Cooper, pp. 2097-2117.




Spinal Cord Injuries: Management and Rehabilitation, S.A. Sisto, E. Druin, M. Sliwinski, Editors, Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, MO, 2009.

Sports and Recreation for People With Spinal Cord Injuries (Chapter 19), I. Rice, R.A. Cooper, R.M. Cooper, A.R. Kelleher, A. Boyles, pp. 455-477

Wheelchair Skills (Chapter 15), A. Koontz, M. Shea, pp. 351-379

Transfer Techniques (Chapter 8), A. Koontz, E. Druin, pp. 185-208


Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation, Joel Stein, Richard Harvey, Richard Macko, Carolee J. Winstein, Richard Zorowitz, Editors, Demos Medical Publishing, New York, NY.

Seating, Assisitive Technology, and Equipment (Chapter 33), R.A. Cooper, B. Brewer, R.M. Cooper, K. Hill, P. Karg, A. Karmarkar, A. Lane, R. Little, T. Peleshi, pp. 543-565




Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation Secrets, 3rd Edition, Bryan O'Young MD, Mark Young MD, Steven Steins MD, Editors, Mosby Elsevier Press, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

Assistive Technologies: Catalysts for Adaptive Function (Chapter 25), M.L. Boninger, H. Choi, K. Johnson, M.A. Young, S.A. Steins, A. Sears, pp. 201-206.

Wheelchairs: Manual and Power (Chapter 39), R.L. Kirby, R.A. Cooper, M.L. Boninger, pp. 311-317.


Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration: Biological Material and Methods, W.S. Pietrzak, Editor, Humana Press, 2008.

Muscle Repair After Injury and Disease, F. Ambrosio, Y. Li, A. Usas, M.L. Boninger, J. Huard, pp. 459-480.


The Engineering Handbook on Smart Technology for Aging, Disability and Independence, A. Helal, M., Mokhtari and B. Abdulrazak, Editors, John Wiley & Sons. Computer Engineering Series. 2008.

Technology for Successful Aging and Disabilities (Chapter 1), A. Karmarkar, E. Chaves, R.A. Cooper, pp. 27-48.




Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,  3rd Edition, Randall Braddom MD, MS, Editor, Elsevier Limited, UK , 2007.          

Prescription of Wheelchairs and Seating Systems (Chapter 18), A.M. Koontz, D. Ding, D.M. Spaeth, M.R. Schmeler, R.A. Cooper, pp. 381-411.




Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation, Michael Selzer, M.D., Leonardo Cohen, M.D., and Fred Gage, Ph.D., Editors, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Wheelchair Design and Seating Technology, R.A. Cooper, R. Cooper, M.L. Boninger, Chapter 11, pp. 147-164


Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation, John Wiley and Sons Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2006.

Mobility Aids, R.A. Cooper, E.J. Wolf, D.M. Collins, E.S. Chaves, J. Pearlman, A. Karmarkar, R. Cooper, pp. 544-555.


Exercise in Rehabilitation Medicine, 2nd Edition, W.R. Frontera, Editor-in-Chief, Human Kinetics Publishing, Champaign, IL, 2006.

Elite Athletes with Impairments, R.A. Cooper, M.L. Boninger, I. Rice, S.D. Shimada, R. Cooper, Chapter 21, pp. 332-353.


Designing Smart Homes, J.C. Augusto and C.D. Nugent, Editors, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2006.

Plans and Planning in Smart Homes, R. Simpson, D. Schreckenghost, E.L. Lopresti, N. Kirsch, pp. 71-84.


Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Gary Wnek and Gary Bowlin, Editors, Taylor and Francis, 2006.

Wheeled Mobility: Wheelchairs and Personal Transportation, J.L. Pearlman, R.A. Cooper


Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering, John Wiley and Sons Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2006.

Rehabilitation Engineering: An Overview, R.A. Cooper, D. Ding, R. Cooper, E.J. Wolf, S.D. Algood, T.A. Corfman, A.J. Rentschler, M.L. Boninger, E.S. Chaves

Wheelchair Engineering, R.A. Cooper, D. Ding, A.M. Kwarciak, R. Cooper, S. Guo, D.M. Spaeth, E. Zipfel, A. Kelleher, M.L. Boninger

Rehabilitation Biomechanics, A.M. Koontz, J.L. McCrory, R. Cham, Y. Yang, M. Wilkenson

Intelligent Mobility Aids, R.C. Simpson, A.J. Rentschler 

Spinal Cord Stimulation System, S. Guo, K. Brown, G. Grindle, E. Zipfel




Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, J.A. DeLisa, Editor-in-Chief, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005.

Wheelchairs, M.L. Boninger, R.A. Cooper, M. Schmeler, R.Cooper, Chapter 59, pp. 1289-1305.




Muscle Strength, Shrawan Kumar Ph.D., D.Sc., F. Erg.S., Editor, CRC Press, 2004.               

Strength and Disability, A.M. Koontz, F. Ambrosio, A.L. Souza, M.E. Buning, J. Arva, R.A.Cooper, Ch. 21, pp. 485-518




Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles and Practice, Vernon Lin, M.D., Editor, Demos Medical Publishing, New York, NY, 2003

Wheelchairs and Seating, R.A.Cooper, M.L. Boninger, R. Cooper, T. Thorman, Ch. 46, pp. 635-654

Musculoskeletal Pain and Overuse Injuries, M.L. Boninger, R.A. Cooper, B. Fay, A. Koontz, Ch. 38, pp. 527-534




Medizinische ServonenHerausgegeben von G. Allert, H. Kichele, Shattauer, Stuttgart New York, 2000.

Intelligente Orthesen for Tetraplegiker: technische, klinische und psychosoziale Aspekte, R.A. Cooper


Human Biomechanics and Injury Prevention, H. Yamada, Editor, Springer-Verlag, Tokyo,  2000.

Bringing Advances in Wheelchairs to the People, R.A. Cooper, M.L. Boninger, N. Shapcott, S.G. Fitzgerald


CRC Handbook of Biomedical Engineering-Rehabilitation Engineering Section, 2nd edition, Joseph Bronzino, Editor, CRC Press, 2000.

Wheeled Mobility: Wheelchairs and Personal Transportation, R. A. Cooper, Ch. 141, pp. 141-1 & 141-14.


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:  The Complete Approach, Martin Grabois, Susan J. Garrison, Karen A. Hart, L. Don Lehmkuhl, Editors.  Blackwell Science, London, UK,  2000.

Wheeled Mobility (Chapter 37), C.E. Levy , M.L. Boninger, M.A. McDermott, L.F. Berner, pp. 685-711.




Growth Modifications: what works, what doesn't, and why, J.A. McNamera, Jr, Editor, Craniofacial Growth Series 35, Center for Human Growth and Development, The University of  Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999.

Stress patterns of Craniofacial Bones Upon Orthodontic Headgear Loading in Dry Human Skulls, J.J. Mao, M. Oberheim, R.A. Cooper, M. Tassick


Biomedical Aspects of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion: The State of the Art II, L.H.V.  van der Woude, M.T.E. Hopman, C.H. van Kemenade, Editors, IOS Press,1999.

Instrumentation for Measuring Wheelchair Propulsion Biomechanics, R.A. Cooper, M.L. Boninger, D.P. VanSickle, C.P. DiGiovine, Ch. 3.1.3

Repetitive Strain Injuries in Manual Wheelchair Users, M.L. Boninger, R.A. Cooper, Ch. 3.1.4  

Side-to-Side Differences in the Kinetics of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion, D.K. Jones, M.L. Boninger, R.A. Cooper, S.D. Shimada, B.M. Lawrence, Ch. 3.2.3


Exercise in Rehabilitation Medicine, W.R. Frontera, Editor, Human Kinetics Publishing, Champaign, IL, 

Elite Athletes with Impairments, R.A. Cooper, M.L. Boninger, S.D. Shimada, T.J. O'Connor, Ch. 21, pp. 425-448, 1999.




Designing and Using Assistive Technology, D.B. Gray, L.A. Quatrano, and M.L. Lieberman, Editors, Brookes Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1998.

Incorporating Human Needs into Assistive Technology Design, R.A. Cooper, Ch. 10, pp. 151-170, 1998.



Perspectives in Rehabilitation Ergonomics, 
Shrawan Kumar, Editor, Taylor and Francis Publishers, 1997.

Wheelchair Ergonomics, R.A. Cooper, R.N. Robertson, M.L. Boninger, S. Shimada, D.P. VanSickle, B. Lawrence, and T. Singleton, Ch.10, pp. 246-272. 




PM&R SecretsO'Young B, Young BA, and Stiens SA (eds), Philadelphia, Hanley and Belfus, Inc, 1996.

Assistive Technology,  Boninger ML, pp. 93-96.




CRC Handbook of Biomedical Engineering-Rehabilitation Engineering Section,Joseph Bronzino, Editor, CRC Press, 1995.

Wheeled Mobility: Wheelchairs and Personal Transportation, R. A. Cooper, Ch. 137, pp. 2061-2075.