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Marino J, Grunt (Book review), Science, pp. 1168, Vol. 352, No. 6290, 3 June 2016.



Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Proper Set-Up and Training to Optimize Self-Propulsion of Manual Wheelchairs, Directions, pp. 44-49, Vol. 3, 2015.



Darrah S, Dicianno BE, Berthold J, McCoy A, Haas M, Cooper RA, Sledge Seat Support, Sports 'N Spokes, pp. 24-25, Vol. 40, No. 2, March 2014.

Rice I, Greenbaum A, Crytzer T, Racing SmartWheel, PN, pp. 12-13, Vol. 68, No. 3, March 2014.

Harrington D, Collinger JL, Research Update: Think It & Do It, PN, pp. 24-25, Vol. 68, No. 9, September 2014.



Lain M, Research Update: Virtual Wheelchair, PN, pp. 44-45, Vol. 67, No. 1, January 2013.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Ready ... Set ... Push, PN, pp. 26-29, Vol. 67, No. 3, March 2013.

Lain M, Research Update: Video Healing, PN, pp. 38-39, Vol. 67, No. 3, March 2013.

Cooper RA, Fringe Benefits, Sports 'N Spokes, pp. 23-28, Vol. 39, No. 2, March 2013.

Duvall J, Research Update: Robot Caregivers?, PN, pp. 39-40, Vol. 39, No. 4, April 2013.

Wang H, Research Update: Creating Assistive Technology, PN, pp. 38-39, Vol. 67, No. 5, May 2013.

Telson J, Research Update: A Helping Hand in the Kitchen, PN, pp. 38-40, Vol. 67, No. 6, June 2013.

Sinagra E, Research Update: Smooth Road Ahead, PN, pp. 22-23, Vol. 67, No. 7, July 2013.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Save Your Shoulders, Sports 'N Spokes, pp. 49-51, Vol. 39, No. 4, July 2013.

Wu Y, Research Update: Call Up a Seat, PN, pp. 30-32, Vol. 67, No. 8, August 2013.

Tsai C, Koontz AM, Research Update: Commode Conundrum, PN, pp. 14-16, Vol. 67, No. 9, September 2013.

Hogaboom N, Research Update: Evacuation Plan, PN, pp. 14-15, Vol. 67, No. 10, October 2013.



Lain M, In Depth: New Location, PN, pp. 42-43, Vol. 66, No. 2, February 2012.

Cooper RA, Sports Wheelchair Selection, Sports 'N Spokes, pp. 34-35, Vol. 38, No. 2, March 2012.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Emerging Developments, Sports 'N Spokes, pp. 58-61, Vol. 38, No. 2, March 2012.

Lain M, Research Update: Virtual Seating, PN, pp. 48-49, Vol. 66, No. 4, April 2012.

Brown SR, Goldberg M, Brown K, Research Update: The Power of Encouragement, PN, pp. 36-37, Vol. 66, No. 5, May 2012.

Lain M, Wang H, Research Update: Adaptive Wheelchairs, PN, pp. 13, Vol. 66, No. 6, June 2012.

Lain M, In Depth: Belt Buckles Boost Marines, PN, pp. 14-16, Vol. 66, No. 7, July 2012.

Lain M, Research Update: Regenerative Impact, PN, pp. 46-47, Vol. 66, No. 8, August 2012.

Lain M, Research Update: Transfer Technique, PN, pp. 30-31, Vol. 66, No. 9, September 2012.

Hiremath SV, Research Update: How Much Physical Activity Do You Do? PN, pp. 20-21, Vol. 66, No. 10, October 2012.

Lain M, Research Update: Wheelchairs in 3D, PN, pp. 38-39, Vol. 66, No. 11, November 2011.



Ding D, Research Update: Activity Monitors for Wheelchair Users, PN, pp. 30-31, Vol. 65, No. 1, January 2011.

Goldberg M, In Depth: Sensory Overview, PN, pp. 39-42, Vol. 65, No. 3, March 2011.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Wheelchairs: Are We in the Dark Ages?, PN, pp. 46-51, Vol. 65, No. 3, March 2011.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Chair Shake-Up, Sports 'N Spokes, pp. 29-33, Vol. 37, No. 2, March 2011.

Goldberg M, AT Designers: The Next Generation, PN, pp. 32-36, Vol. 65, No. 6, June 2011.

Cooper RM, Cooper RA, Liu Y, Kelleher AR, The Next Hot Topic, Rehab Management, June 2011.

Goldberg M, State of the Science Symposium on Rehabilitation Robotics, PN, pp. 22-25, Vol. 65, No. 7, July 2011.

Beyene N, Lane A, Results from the 2010 ADED Annual Conference: Survey of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists on Technology for On-Road Evaluation, ADED News Brake, pp. 18-19, Vol. 35, No. 1, Winter 2011.



Laferrier JZ, Community Based Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology, PN, pp. 44-46, Vol. 64, No. 1, January 2010.

Kumar A, Regenerative Rehabilitation, PN, pp. 28-30, Vol. 64, No. 3, March 2010.

Heiner CM, Improving the Lives of People with Disabilities, VAnguard, pp. 8-9, March/April 2010.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Kelleher AR, More Than Just Games, PN, pp. 58-61, Vol. 64, No. 5, May 2010.

Laferrier JZ, Hot Topic: Assistive Technology, PN, pp. 18-20, Vol. 64, No. 5, May 2010.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, What's the Right Ultralight?, PN, pp. 30-31, Vol. 64, No. 7, July 2010.

Heiner CM, Combat Care, PN, pp. 64-68, Vol. 64, No. 8, August 2010.

Cooper RA, Warrior Games, PN, pp. 40-42, Vol. 64, No. 8, August 2010.



Toosi KK, Laferrier JZ, State of the Science: Diagnostic Ultrasound, PN, pp. 20-21, Vol. 63, No. 1, January 2009.

Cooper RA, Action!, pp. 35-37, Sports 'N Spokes, Vol. 35, No. 3, March 2009.

Sporner M, Best Care Practices for Polytrauma, PN, pp. 42-44, Vol. 63, No. 4, April 2009.

Cooper RA, Olson J, Cooper RM, Power Chair Lingo, PN, pp. 32-36, Vol. 63, No. 5, May 2009.

Cooper RA, Wheeled Mobility and Manipulation Technologies The Bridge, pp. 13-20, Vol. 39, No. 1, Spring 2009.

Salatin B, Activity Based Rehabilitation Strategies, PN, pp. 68-70, Vol. 63, No. 8, August 2009.

Cooper RA, Robotic Systems to Help People with, August 14, 2009.

Mahajan H, Kumar A, State-of-the-Science: Virtual Reality, PN, pp. 52-54, Vol. 63, No. 9, September 2009.

Cooper RA, It's Time to Act!, PN, pp. 22-25, Vol. 63, No. 10, October 2009.

Cooper RA, Olson J, Cooper RM, Manual Wheelchair Lingo, PN, pp. 17-24, Vol. 63, No. 11, November 2009.



Heiner CM, Cooper RA, Pasquina PF,  Rehab Road Map, PN, pp. 46-52, Vol. 62, No. 2, 2008.

Sibenaller S, Sporner M, Bright Ideas for Better Living, PN, pp. 32-34, Vol. 62, No. 4, 2008.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Wheeling Through the World, Sports 'N Spokes, pp. 41-42, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2008.

McClure L, Kankipati P, State-of-the-Science Workshop on Spinal Cord Injury, PN, pp. 68-69, Vol. 62, No. 7, July 2008.

Cooper RA, Schmeler M, Cooper RM, Perplexing Power Chair Policies, PN, pp. 42-46, Vol. 62, No. 8, August 2008..



Sporner ML, McClure LA, From Research to Clinical Practice, PN, pp. 30-31, Vol. 61., No. 2, February 2007.

Heiner CM, Cooper RA, State of the Science, PN, pp. 52-59, Vol. 61, No. 3, March 2007.

Cooper RA, R&D - What it Means to You, Sports 'N Spokes, pp. 50-54, Vol. 33, No. 2, March 2007.

Cooper EA, Cooper RM, Vertical Value: Whether Sitting or Standing, Vertical Movement Has Its' Advantages!, PN, pp. 34-38, Vol. 61, No. 8, August 2007.

Sibenaller S, Souza A, Research Update: State of the Science Workshop, PN, pp. 39-41, Vol. 61, No. 8, August 2007.

Seelman KD, Collins DM, Bharucha AJ, Osborn J, Giving Meaning to Quality of Life Through Technology, Nursing Homes Magazine, pp. 40-42, Vol. 56, No. 10, October 2007.



Boninger ML, Koontz AM, Guidelines on Upper Limb Function, PN, pp. 42-44, Vol. 60, No. 3, March 2006.

Cooper RA, Weight vs. Wear, Sports 'n Spokes, pp. 36-38, March 2006.

Cooper RA, James J. Peters Memorial Lecture - Carrying the Torch: A Call to Build Upon the Progress of the Past 25 Years, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, pp. 5-9, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2006.

Cooper RA, Wheelchair Standards: Its All About Quality Assurance and Evidence-Based Practice, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, pp. 93-94, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2006.

Dicianno BE, Wheelchair Prescription in Adult Spina Bifida, Crossroads, p. 13, Summer 2006.

Karmarkar A, Pearlman J, Zipfel E, India: Making Mobility Real, PN, pp. 12-16, Vol. 60, No. 8, August 2006.

Cooper RA, Cooper RM, Powering On, PN, pp. 13-20, Vol. 60, No. 9, September 2006.

Cooper RA, A Call to Action, PN, p. 74, Vol. 60, No. 10, October 2006.



Furui T, MS Propulsion Study, PN, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 60-61, February 2005.

Cooper RA, Top 10 Advances, PN, Vol. 59, No. 3, pp. 49-50, March 2005.

Heiner CM, Cooper RA, A Boost for Quality of Life, PN, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 51-56, April 2005.

Authier E, "State of the Science" Workshop, PN, Vol. 59, No. 7, pp. 72-73, July 2005.

Cooper RA, 25 Years of Excellence - The 2005 National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Army Magazine, Vol. 55, No. 9, pp. 17-20, September 2005.

Leister L, Research to Clinical Practice for Spinal Cord Injury, PN, Vol. 59, No. 9, pp. 13-15, September 2005.

Fitzgerald SG, Collins DM, The Working Life of Service Dogs: Companionship, Assistance, and Love, Rehab and Community Care Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 18-19, Fall 2005.

Cooper RA, Access to Assistive Technology: A Call for ActionSCI Life, Issue 2.5, December 2005.



Schmeler MR, Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Cooper R, Freestyle Seating, Rehab Management, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 38-42, January/February 2004.

Cooper RA, Cooper R, Schmeler M, Boninger ML, Push for Power, Rehab Management, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 32-36, March 2004.

Boninger ML, The Art of Wheelchair Propulsion, SCI Life, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 7, Summer 2004.

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, What is the Best Way to Propel a Wheelchair?, Canadian Adaptive Seating and Mobility Association Newsletter, Number 2, 2004.

Cooper RA, Cooper R, Schmeler M, Kelleher A, Innovations in Design: Advances in Wheelchair Technology Make for an Easy-Access World, Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation, Vol. 13, No. 8, pp. 25-28, August 2004.

Cooper RA, Continuing the Momentum, RESNA News, p. 2, Fall 2004

Heiner CM, Stankovic PL, Decade of Excellence, PN, pp. 47-54, December 2004.

Cooper RA, Cooper R, Choosing a Manual Wheelchair: Understanding Quality Standards, Clinical Notes, pp. 1-12, Winter 2004.

Cooper RA, Voice Your Opinions About Rehabilitation Research at the National Institutes of Health, RESNA News, p. 8, Winter 2004.



Schmeler MR, Kelleher A, Cooper RA, Cooper R, Show Me the Money: Medicare Coverage Policies for Wheelchairs Can Be Restrictive and Outdated, Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation, Vol. 12, No. 10, pp. 31-34, October 2003.

Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Proper Propulsion, Rehab Management, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 18-22, July 2003.

Cooper RA, Wheelchair and Seating Standards Roll Along, RESNA News, pp. 4-5, Spring 2003.

Cooper RA, Cooper R, Time to Mobilize: 21st Annual Survey of Lightweight-Wheelchair Manufacturers, Sports 'N Spokes, Vol. 29, No, 2, pp. 34-42, March 2003.



Collins D, Cooper R, Cooper RA, Schmeler M, Strengthening Justification for Assistive Technology with Research Findings: A Case Study, RESNA News, p. 1, Spring 2002.

Cooper RA, Cooper R, Boninger ML, 20 Years and Still Going Strong: 20th Annual Survey of Lightweight Wheelchairs, Sports 'N Spokes, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 35-45, March  2002.

Schmeler M, Boninger ML, Cooper R, Burden of Proof: Use Evidence to Justify Wheelchair Seating Interventions, Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 25-26, February 2002.



Fay B, Thorman TA, Cooper R, The Yin and Yang of Wheelchair Use: Addressing Gender Based Differences in Wheelchair Users, Rehab Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 30-47, 2001.

Cooper RA, Report on the "White House Forum: Technologies for Successful Aging", RESNA News, p. 2, Spring 2001.

Fitzgerald SG, Thorman T, Cooper R, Cooper RA, Evaluating Wheelchair Seat Cushions, Rehab Management, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 42-45, 2001.



Cooper RA, Flush the Swoosh! Why you Should Boycott Nike Products, WE Magazine, November 16, 2000.

Cooper RA, Schmeler M, Cooper R, Thorman T, Boninger ML, On the Lighter Side: Studies Show Ultralight Manual Wheelchairs Have the Advantage for Long Term Users, ADVANCE for Providers of Post-Acute Care, Vol. 3, No. 11, pp. 71-73, 2000.

Cooper RA, The Health Care Financing Administration - Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, RESNA News, May-June 2000.

Cooper RA, Schmeler MR, Cooper R, Boninger ML, Advanced Seating Systems: Part II, REHAB Management, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 60-65, 2000.

Cooper RA, Schmeler MR, Cooper R, Boninger ML, Advances Seating Systems: Part I, REHAB Management, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 58-61, 2000.



Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Walking on Your Hands, Paraplegia News, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 12-16, 1999.

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Smart Selection, Sports 'N Spokes, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 23-26, 1999.

Shapcott, N, Levy B, By the Numbers: Making the Case for Clinical Use of Pressure Measurement Mat Technology to Prevent the Development of Pressure Ulcers,Team Rehab Report, pp. 16-19, January 1999.



Cooper RA, Cooper R, Electric Powered Wheelchairs on the Move, Physical Therapy Products, July/August, pp. 22-24, 1998.

Cooper RA, Cooper R, How to Get the Maximum Out of a Manual Wheelchair, Physical Therapy Products, May/June, pp. 32-34, 1998.

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Robertson RN, Heavy Handed: Repetitive Strain Injury Among Manual Wheelchair UsersTeam Rehab Report, February, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 35-38, 1998.

Rizzo C, Koontz AM, Controlling His Environment, Team Rehab Report, pp. 26-30, March 1998.



Boninger, ML: Development of a Modular Graduate Curriculum in Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Technology SIS Newsletter, The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., March, 1997.

Cooper RA, Axelson PW, Powered to Perform, Home Health Care Dealer, May/June, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 49-56, 1997.

Cooper RA, Taking a Stand: Understanding Stand-Up Wheelchairs, Advance, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 11-13, 1997. 



Cooper RA, The Basics: Choosing a Manual Wheelchair, New Mobility, Vol. 7, No. 32, pp. 56-57, 1996.

O'Connor TJ, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Three-Dimensional Kinematic Analysis of Racing Wheelchair Propulsion, Wheelchair Sports USA Newsletter, pp. 8-10, Winter 1996.


Cooper RA, Cushions and Sports Performance, Wheelchair Sports USA Newsletter, Summer/Fall, pp. 10-11, 1995.

Cooper RA, Training Grant Available, Wheelchair Sports USA Newsletter, Summer/Fall, p. 13, 1995.

Cooper RA, Racing Chair Lingo: Talking the Talk to Win the Race, Sports 'N Spokes, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 71-78, 1995.


Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Musculoskeletal Causes of Upper Extremity Pain in Wheelchair Athletes, Wheelchair Sports USA Newsletter, Fall, pp. 20-22, 1994.

Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Robertson RN, Wheelchair Racing and Blood Lactate Accumulation, Wheelchair Sports USA Newsletter, Summer, pp. 15-17, 1994.

Boninger ML, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Neurologic Causes of Upper Extremity Pain in Wheelchair Athletes, Wheelchair Sports USA Newsletter, Summer, pp. 5-6 & 15, 1994.


Cooper RA, Baldini FD, Asato KT, Robertson RN, Training Practices of Athletes Who Participated in the NWAA Training Camps, National Wheelchair Athletic Association Newsletter, Fall, 1993.

Cooper RA, Baldini FD, Robertson RN, Langbein WE, Pulmonary Function and Wheelchair Athletes, National Wheelchair Athletic Association Newsletter, Spring, pp. 12-13, 1993.

Morjig KM, Baldini FD, Cooper RA, Robertson RN, Manore MM, Dietary Practices of Elite Wheelchair Athletes, National Wheelchair Athletic Association Newsletter, Winter, pp.19-20, 1993.


Robertson RN, Cooper RA, and Baldini FD, Biomechanics of Racing Wheelchair Propulsion, National Wheelchair Athletic Association Newsletter, Fall, pp. 9-11, 1992.

Cooper RA, Robertson RN, and Baldini FD, The Physics of Wheelchair Field Events, National Wheelchair Athletic Association Newsletter, Summer, pp.13-16, 1992.

Cooper RA, Impressions from the USOC Coaching Symposium: Developing Quality Coaching, National Wheelchair Athletic Association Newsletter, Spring, pp.10-11, 1992.

Baldini FD, Cooper RA, and Robertson RN, Factors That Effect Ten Kilometer Race Performance, National Wheelchair Athletic Association Newsletter, Spring, pp.7-8, 1992.

Stewart KJ, Cooper RA, Baldini FD, Watanabe KT, and Robertson RN, Heart Rate Synchronization and Control: NWAA's Elite Archers and Shooters, National Wheelchair Athletic Association Newsletter, Winter, pp.6-7, 1992.


Cooper RA, La Ciencia Del Atletismo En Silla De Ruedas: Una Revision, Venciendo Barreras, Vol.4, No.3, pp.9-14, 1991.

Cooper RA, El Atleta en Silla de Ruedas, Venciendo Barreras, Vol.4, No.2, pp.16-23, 1991.

Robertson RN, Cooper RA, and Baldini FD, Kinematics of Wheelchair Propulsion, National Wheelchair Athletic Association Newsletter, Summer, pp.10-11, 1991.

Cooper RA, Definition of a Fast Sprinter, National Wheelchair Athletic Association Newsletter, Summer, pp.14-15, 1991.

Cooper RA, 1991 Developmental and Elite Athlete Training Camp, National Wheelchair Athletic Association Newsletter, Spring, pp.1, 1991.


Cooper RA, Technology and Wheelchair Sports, National Wheelchair Athletic Association Newsletter, Fall, pp.17-18, 1990.

Cooper RA, USOC/NWAA Multi-Sport Training Camp, National Wheelchair Athletic Association Newsletter, Spring, pp.1, 1990.

Cooper RA, Wheelchair Racing Comes of Age, Occupational Therapy Week, Vol.4, No.41, pp.40-41, 1990.



Cooper RA, Racing Chair Lingo...or how to order a Racing Wheelchair, Sports 'N Spokes, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp.26-32, 1988.



Brookes PD, Cooper RA, Plan for Equalizing Track Competition, Sports 'N Spokes, Vol.13, No. 3, pp. 13-14, 1987.