Conference Presentations

Peer-reviewed conference presentationsIndustrial and center meetings


Peer-reviewed conference presentations (last 5 years)

  1. Jahanian, O., Muqeet, V., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Slavens, B.A., “Shoulder Muscle Activity during Geared Manual Wheelchair Start-Up on Carpeted Floor”, 12th International Shoulder Group (ISG)
    Meeting, Rochester, MN, August 12-13, 2018.
  2. Jahanian, O., Silver-Thorn, B., Strath, S.J., Muqeet, V., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Slavens, B.A., “Energy Expenditure During Geared manual Wheelchair Propulsion in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury,” 42nd American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Rochester, MN, August 8-11, 2018.
  3. Wang, Z. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Minimum Sensor Configuration for Gait Event Detection for a Portable Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis,” 8th World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, Ireland, July 8-12, 2018.
  4. Xiao, C., Jahanian, O., Slavens, B., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Biomechanical Evaluation of a Pneumatic Sleeve Orthosis for Lofstrand Crutch-Assisted Gait,” 41st American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO, August 8-11, 2017.
  5. Gacek, E., Pakeltis, A. Gaglio, A., Daigle, S., Jahanian, O., Slavens, B., Rice, I., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “An Investigation of the Effect of Gear Ratio on Manual Wheelchair Kinetics,” American Society of Biomechanics Midwest Regional Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI, February 23-24, 2017.
  6. Pei, Y., Liang, J., Ewoldt, R.H., Tippett, S.R., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Validation of a Passive Hydraulic Simulator for Spasticity Replication,” American Society of Biomechanics Midwest Regional Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI, February 23-24, 2017.
  7. Thompson, N., Zhang, X., Krishnan, G. Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Design of a Soft Robotic Upper-body Exoskeleton for Reducing Loads After Shoulder Injury in Manual Wheelchair Users, Preliminary Research,” American Society of Biomechanics Midwest Regional Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI, February 23-24, 2017.
  8. Petrucci, M.N., Boes, M.K., Kesler, R.M., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. Modification of Gait Kinetics Using a Powered Ankle Foot Orthosis for Gait Assistance in People with Multiple Sclerosis. 40th American Society of Biomechanics Conference, Raleigh, NC, August 2-5, 2016.
  9. Matijevich, E.S., Boes, M.K., Petrucci, M.N., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. Method for Assessing Hip Circumduction in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis While Wearing a Portable Powered Ankle Foot Orthosis. 40th American Society of Biomechanics Conference, Raleigh, NC, August 2-5, 2016.
  10. Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., “Portable Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis (PPAFO) Testbed for Gait Initiation and Assistance”, Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 11-14, 2016. (Invited talk)
  11. Islam, M., Hagan, M.T., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “State Estimation Technique for Detecting Gait Event during Human Walking with Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) using Modified Fractional Timing and Artificial Neural Network ”, 2015 Midwest Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Regional Conference, Akron, OH, November 6, 2015.
  12. Petrucci, M.N., MacKinnon, C.D., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Effectiveness of self-triggered versus externally-triggered cueing for improving gait initiation in persons with Parkinson’s disease and freezing of gait”, 45th Annual Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, October 17-21, 2015.
  13. Islam, M., Wang, Z., Boes, M.K., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., “Pneumatically Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis”, 2nd Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC), Chicago, IL, October 14-16, 2015.
  14. Singh, G., Farooq, D., Xiao, C., Oo, Y., Tawfick, S.H, Ferreria, P., Slavens, B., Krishnan, G., HsiaoWecksler, E.T. “Project 2F.1: Soft Pneumatic Actuator for Arm Orthosis”, 2nd Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC), Chicago, IL, October 14-16, 2015.
  15. Heinrich, M, Mattson, C, Ramuta, M, Stock, J Liang, J, Morris, MJ, Tippett, SR, Hsiao-Wecksler, ET, and Henderson, J. “Pneumatic Elbow Simulator of Spasticity and Rigidity for Training of Healthcare Clinicians”, 2nd Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC), Chicago, IL, October 14-16, 2015.
  16. Boes, M.K., Klaren, R.E., Kesler, R.M., Islam, M., Learmonth, Y., Petrucci, M.N., Motl, R.W. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Spatiotemporal and Metabolic Impacts on Gait of a Powered Ankle Exoskeleton in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis”, 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August 5-8, 2015.
  17. Deetjen, G.S., Angelini, M.J., Kesler, R.M., Petrucci, M.N., Rosengren, K.S., Horn, G.P., and Hsiao- Wecksler, E.T. “Duration of Exertion and SCBA Design Affect Firefighter Balance”, 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August 5-8, 2015.
  18. Angelini, M.J., Kesler, R.M., Petrucci, M.N., Rosengren, K.S., Horn, G.P., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Effects of Fatigue and Asymmetric Load Carriage on Firefighter Obstacle Crossing Performance”, 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August 5-8, 2015.
  19. Petrucci, M.N., DiBerardino, L.A., MacKinnon, C.D., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Simulation of Reduced Ankle Torque During the Anticipatory Postural Adjustments for Gait Initiation”, 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August 5-8, 2015.
  20. DiBerardino, L.A., Dankowicz, H., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Studying the Progression of Compensation Changes During Simulated Recovery From Injury”, 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, August 5-8, 2015.
  21. Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Portable Pneumatically-Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis”, Dynamic Walking 2015, Columbus, OH, July 21-24, 2015.
  22. Petrucci, M.N., MacKinnon, C.D., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “A orthosis improves the magnitude and consistency of gait initiation in Parkinson’s disease with freezing of gait”, The MDS 19th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, San Diego, CA, June 14-18, 2015.
  23. Wang, Z. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., “Design and control of a compact high torque actuation system for a Portable Pneumatically Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis”, 1st Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014, Nashville, TN, October 13-15, 2014.
  24. Islam, M., Boes, M.K. Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Neubeuer, B. Durfee, W.F. “Test Bed 6 – Human Assist Devices (Fluid-powered ankle-foot-orthoses)”, 1st Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014, Nashville, TN, October 13-15, 2014.
  25. Singh, G., D. Farooq, D., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Krishnan, G. Tawfick, S.H. “Soft Pneumatic Actuator for Arm Orthosis”, 1st Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014, Nashville, TN, October 13-15, 2014.
  26. Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Boes, M.K., Islam, M., and Petrucci, M.N., “A Portable Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis for Gait Initiation and Assistance”, 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, IL, August 26-30, 2014
  27. Bradley, F.F., Angelini, M.J., Kesler, R.M., Petrucci, M.N., Rosengren, K.S., Horn, G.P., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Effects of Fatigue and Load Carriage on Firefighter Gait’, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 6-11, 2014.
  28. Angelini, M.J., Kesler, R.M., Petrucci, M.N., Rosengren, K.S., Horn, G.P., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Effects of fatigue, extended duration exercise, and variation of size and geometry of SCBA pack on firefighters’ ability to cross stationary obstacles”, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 6-11, 2014.
  29. Kesler, R.M., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Motl, R.M, and Horn, G.P., “Accuracy of a modified facepiece for metabolic data collection from firefighters”, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 6-11, 2014.
  30. Boes, M.K., Islam, M., Neville, K., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Differences in ankle angle during gait due to variations in assistive torque timing”, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 6-11, 2014.
  31. Petrucci, M.N., MacKinnon, C.D., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., “A Step Towards Reducing Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Disease: Using a Portable Powered Orthosis”, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 6-11, 2014.
  32. Boes, M.K., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., and Motl, R.M. “Evaluation of a Portable Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis on Gait Function in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis”, 2014 Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers ACTRIMS Meeting, Dallas, TX, May 28-31, 2014.
  33. Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Portable powered ankle-foot-orthosis (PPAFO) for gait and rehabilitation”, ASME Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 7-10, 2014.

Industrial and center meetings

  1. Wang, Z. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., “Design and control of a compact high torque actuation system for a Portable Pneumatically Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis”, 1st Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014, Nashville, TN, October 13-15, 2014.
  2. Islam, M., Boes, M.K. Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Neubeuer, B. Durfee, W.F. “Test Bed 6 – Human Assist Devices (Fluid-powered ankle-foot-orthoses)”, 1st Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014, Nashville, TN, October 13-15, 2014.
  3. Singh, G., D. Farooq, D., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Krishnan, G. Tawfick, S.H. “Soft Pneumatic Actuator for Arm Orthosis”, 1st Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014, Nashville, TN, October 13-15, 2014.
  4. Petrucci, M.N., MacKinnon, C.D., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., “Mechanical Cueing Using a Portable Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis”, Chicago Neuromechanics Symposium, University of Chicago, April 27, 2012.
  5. Boes, M.K. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Proposal for Pneumatically-Powered Portable Ankle-Foot Orthosis for Seated Rehabilitation Therapies”, Chicago Neuromechanics Symposium, University of Chicago, April 27, 2012.
  6. Tilton, A.K., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., and Mehta, P.G. “Bayesian Inference with Oscillator Models: A possible Role of Neural Rhythms.”, Chicago Neuromechanics Symposium, University of Chicago, April 27, 2012.
  7. Morris, E.A., Gordon, S.E., Kesler, R.M., Morris, M.J., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Thermal Regulation and Improving Longevity in Pneumatic Power Systems”, National Fluid Power Association’s Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, Schaumburg, IL, August 15-17, 2011
  8. Li, Y., Xia, J., Durfee, W., Hsiao-Wecksler, E., Banco, G., and Kovach, J.” Power System Selection Analysis for A Knee Prosthesis”, National Fluid Power Association’s Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, Schaumburg, IL, August 15-17, 2011
  9. Daigle, S.C., Sosnoff, J.J., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., “Usability of an Automatic Gear-Shifting Wheelchair”, 5th Annual Symposium of the Center on Health, Aging and Disability, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, October 13, 2011.
  10. An, Z., Culp, S., Jayaraman, C., Daigle, S.C., Beck, C., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Sosnoff, J.J. Three Wheelchair Propulsion Analyses, 4th Annual Symposium of the Center on Health, Aging and Disability, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, December 9, 2010.
  11. Morris, E.A., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. Time normalizing gait data based on gait events, 4th Annual Symposium of the Center on Health, Aging and Disability, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, December 9, 2010.
  12. Park, K., Dankowicz, H., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. Assessing spatiotemporally complex and coupled gait patterns using temporal cross-correlation, 4th Annual Symposium of the Center on Health, Aging and Disability, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, December 9, 2010.
  13. DiBerardino, L.A., Shorter, K.A., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Regions of Deviation (ROD) Analysis – a method for quantifying sections of abnormal movement behavior during the gait cycle”, 4th Annual Symposium of the Center on Health, Aging and Disability, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, December 9, 2010.
  14. Shorter, K.A., Morris, E.A., Li. Y., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “A Pneumatically Powered Portable Ankle-Foot Orthosis”, 4th Annual Symposium of the Center on Health, Aging and Disability, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, December 9, 2010.
  15. Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Dankowicz, H., Hong, S., Lague, M.R., Polk, J.D., Rosengren, K.S., DiBerardino, L.A., Helwig, N.E., Park, K. Quantitative Characterization of Complex Motion Patterns Using Shape-based and Multivariate Techniques. Proceedings of 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 22-26, 2009.
  16. Duiser, B.A., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. Effects of aging on postural control robustness. Midwest Graduate Student Biomechanics Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, March 31 – April 1,2006.
  17. Holm, J.K., Lee, S.W., Jang, J. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. Passive parameters of the human ankle in downhill walking Midwest Graduate Student Biomechanics Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, March 31 – April 1,2006.
  18. Jang, J. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. Assessment of standing balance throughout pregnancy and 6 months postpartum Midwest Graduate Student Biomechanics Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, March 31 – April 1,2006.