Peer-reviewed Published or In-press

  1. Kesler, R.M.G, Horn, G.P., Rosengren, K.S., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Analysis of Foot Clearance in Firefighters during Ascent and Descent of Stairs”, Applied Ergonomics, 52: 18–23, January 2016
  2. Sosnoff, J.J., Rice, I.M., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Hsu, I.M.K. G:, Jayaraman, C., and Moon, Y. “Variability in Wheelchair Propulsion: A New Window into an Old Problem”, Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., 27 July 2015 |
  3. Horn, G.P., Kesler, R.M., Motl, R.M, Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Klaren, R.E., Ensari, I., and Rosengren, K.S., “Physiological Reponses to Firefighter Exercise Protocols in Varying Environments”, Ergonomics, Published online: 19 Jan, 2015.
  4. Hur, P., Park, K., Rosengren, K., Horn, G. P., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T. Effects of Air Bottle Design on Postural Control of Firefighters. Applied Ergonomics, December 4, 2014 (online published), 48 (May): 49–55, 2015.
  5. Kesler, R.M., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Motl, R.M, Klaren, R.E., Ensari, I., and Horn, G.P., “A Modified SCBA Facepiece for Accurate Metabolic Data Collection from Firefighters”, Ergonomics, October 17, 2014 (online published).
  6. Jayaraman, C., Moon, Y., Rice, I.M, Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Beck, C.L., and Sosnoff, J.J. “Shoulder pain and cycle to cycle kinematic spatial variability during recovery phase in manual wheelchair users: A pilot investigation”, PLOS one. March 10, 2014.
  7. Rosengren, K.S., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. and Horn, G.P. “Fighting fires without falling: Effects of equipment design and fatigue on firefighter’s balance and gait”, Ecological Psychology, 26 (1-2): 167-175, 2014.
  8. Rice, I.M, Jayaraman, C., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., and Sosnoff, J.J. “Relationship Between Shoulder Pain and Kinetic and Temporal-Spatial Variability in Wheelchair Users”, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 95(4): 699–704, 2014.
  9. Hur, P., Rosengren, K.S., Horn, G.P., Smith, D., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Effect of protective clothing and fatigue on functional balance of firefighters”, Journal of Ergonomics, S2: 004, 2013.
  10. Moon, Y., Jayaraman, C., Hsu, M.K., Rice, I.M, Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., and Sosnoff, J.J. “Variability of peak shoulder force during wheelchair propulsion in manual wheelchair users with and without shoulder pain”, Clinical Biomechanics, 28(9-10): 967-972, 2013.
  11. Socie, M.J., Sandroff, B.M., Pula, J.H., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Motl, R.W., and Sosnoff, J.J. “Footfall placement variability and falls in multiple sclerosis,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 41(8): 1740–1747, 2013.
  12. Shorter, K.A., Xia, J., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Durfee, W.K., Kogler, G.F., “Technologies for Powered Ankle Foot Orthotic Systems: Possibilities and Challenges”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 18(1): 377-347, 2013.
  13. Ragetly, C.A., Griffon, D.J., Klump, L.M., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., “Pelvic limb kinetic and kinematic analysis in Labrador Retrievers predisposed or at a low risk for cranial cruciate ligament disease” Veterinary Surgery, 2012, Nov;41(8):973-82.
  14. Chin, R., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. and Loth, E. “Fluid-Power Harvesting by Under-Foot Bellows During Human Gait” Journal of Fluids Engineering, 134(8): 081101, 2012. (Number 1 Most Downloaded Article in JFE for August 2012)
  15. Ragetly, C.A., Griffon, D.J., Hsu, M.K.I., Klump, L.M., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., “Kinetic and kinematic analysis of the right hind limb during trotting on a treadmill in Labrador Retrievers presumed predisposed or not predisposed to cranial cruciate ligament disease,” American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2012 Aug;73(8):1171-7.
  16. Shorter, K.A., Li, Y., Bretl, T. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Modeling, control, and analysis of a robotic assist device”, Mechatronics, 22(8): 1067-1077, 2012.
  17. DiBerardino, L., Ragetly, C.A., Griffon, D.J., Hong, S., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Improving Regions of Deviation gait symmetry analysis with point-wise t-tests,” Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 28(2): 210-214, 2012.
  18. Park, K, Dankowicz, H. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Characterization of spatiotemporally complex gait patterns using cross-correlation signatures,” Gait & Posture, 36(1): 120-126, 2012
  19. Hur, P., Shorter, K.A., Mehta, P. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Invariant Density Analysis: modeling and analysis of the postural control system using Markov chains”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 59(4): 1094-1100, 2012.
  20. Li, D., Becker, A., Shorter, K.A., Bretl, T. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Estimating System State During Human Walking with a Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 16(5):835-844, 2011.
  21. Shorter, K.A., Kogler, G.F., Loth, E., Durfee, W.K., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., “A Portable Powered Ankle-Foot-Orthosis for rehabilitation. ” Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 48(4): 459-472, 2011.
  22. Park, K., Rosengren, K.S., Horn, G.P., Smith, D.L., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Assessing gait changes in firefighters due to fatigue and protective clothing.” Safety Science, 49(5): 719-726, 2011.
  23. Helwig, N.E., Hong, S., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. and Polk, J.D. “Methods to Temporally Align Gait Cycle Data”, Journal of Biomechanics, 44(3): 561-566, 2011.
  24. Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Polk, J.D., Rosengren, K.S., Sosnoff, J.J., and Hong, S. “A Review of New Analytic Techniques for Quantifying Symmetry in Locomotion”. Symmetry, 2(2): 1135-1155, 2010; Invited paper.
  25. Park, K., Hur, P., Rosengren, K.S., Horn, G.P., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Effect of load carriage on gait due to firefighting air bottle configuration”. Ergonomics, 53(7): 882 – 891, 2010.
  26. DiBerardino III L.A., Polk, J.D., Rosengren, K.S., Spencer-Smith, J.B., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Quantifying complexity and variability in phase portraits of gait.” Clinical Biomechanics, 25: 552–556, 2010.
  27. Hur, P., Duiser, B.A., Salapaka, S., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Measuring robustness of the postural control system to an impulse perturbation.” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 18(4):461-467, 2010.
  28. Ragetly, C.A., Griffon, D.J., Mostafa, A.A., Thomas, J.E., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., “Inverse dynamics analysis of the hind limbs in Labrador Retrievers with and without cranial cruciate ligament disease”, Veterinary Surgery, 39(4), 513-522, 2010.
  29. Chin, R., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Loth, E., Kogler, G., Manwaring, S.D., Tyson, S.N., Shorter, K.A., and Gilmer, J.N. “A pneumatic power harvesting ankle-foot orthosis to prevent foot-drop”, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 6:19 (16 June) 2009. Invited Paper. doi:10.1186/1743-0003-6-19
  30. Riemer, R., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Improving net joint torque calculations through a two-step optimization method for estimating body segment parameters” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131(1): 011007, 2009.
  31. Ragetly, C.A., Griffon, D.J., Thomas, J.E., Mostafa, A.A., Schaeffer, D.S., Pijanowski, G.J., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Non invasive determination of body segment parameters of the hind limb in Labrador Retrievers with and without cranial cruciate ligament disease.” American Journal of Veterinary Research, 69(9): 1188-1196, 2008.
  32. Riemer, R., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Improving joint torque calculations: optimization-based inverse dynamics to reduce the effect of motion errors” Journal of Biomechanics, 41(7): 1503-1509, 2008.
  33. Shorter, A, Polk, J.D., Rosengren, K.S., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “A new approach for detecting asymmetries in gait.” Clinical Biomechanics, 23(4): 459-467, 2008.
  34. Jang, J., Hsiao, K.T., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Balance (perceived and actual) and preferred stance width during pregnancy” Clinical Biomechanics, 23(4): 468-476, 2008.
  35. Riemer, R., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. and Zhang, X. “Uncertainties in inverse dynamics solutions: a comprehensive analysis and an application to gait.” Gait and Posture, 27(4):578-588, 2008,
  36. Doyle, R.J., Ragan, B.G., Rajendran, K., Rosengren, K.S., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Generalizability of Stabiliogram Diffusion Analysis of center of pressure measures.” Gait and Posture, 27(2): 223-230, 2008.
  37. Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Biomechanical and age-related differences in balance recovery using the tether-release method.” Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 18(2): 179-187, 2008. Invited Paper.
  38. Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Assessing quiet and perturbed balance: a review.” Japanese Journal of Biomechanics in Sports & Exercise, 11(4): 291-302, 2007. Invited paper.
  39. Major, M.J., Beaudoin, A., Kurath , P., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Biomechanics of aggressive inline skating: landing and balancing on a grind rail.” Journal of Sports Sciences, Oct: 25(12):1411-1422, 2007.
  40. Yang, Y., Verkuilen, J.V., Rosengren, K.S., Grubisich, S.A., Reed, M.R., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Effect of combined Taiji and Qigong training on balance mechanisms: A randomized controlled trial of older adults.” Medical Science Monitor, Aug; 13(8):CR339-48, 2007.
  41. Ramachandran, A.K., Yang, Y., Rosengren, K.S., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Effect of Tai Chi on gait and obstacle crossing behaviors in middle-aged adults.” Gait and Posture, 26(2): 248-255, 2007.
  42. Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., and Robinovitch, S.N. “The effect of step length on young and elderly women’s ability to recover balance.” Clinical Biomechanics, 22(5): 574-580, 2007.
  43. Doyle, R.J., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Ragan, B.G., Rosengren, K.S. “Generalizability of center of pressure measures of quiet standing.” Gait and Posture, 25(2): 166-171, 2007.
  44. Hillman, C.H., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., and Rosengren, K.S. “Postural and eye-blink indices of the defensive startle.” International Journal of Psychophysiology, 55(1): 45-49, 2005.
  45. Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Katdare, K., Matson, J., Liu, W., Lipsitz, L.A., and Collins, J.J. “Predicting the dynamic postural control response from quiet-stance behavior in elderly adults.” Journal of Biomechanics, 36(9): 1327-1333, 2003.
  46. Hsiao, E.T., and Robinovitch, S.N. “Elderly subjects’ ability to recover balance with a single backward step associates with body configuration at step contact.” Journal of Gerontology: Medical Science, 56A(1): M42-M47, 2001.
  47. Robinovitch, S.N., Hsiao, E.T., Sandler, R., Cortez, J., and Liu, Q. “Prevention of falls and fall-related fractures through biomechanics.” Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 28(2): 74-79, 2000.
  48. Hsiao, E.T., and Robinovitch, S.N. “Biomechanical influences on balance recovery by stepping.” Journal of Biomechanics, 32(10): 1099-1106, 1999.
  49. Hsiao, E.T., and Robinovitch, S.N. “Common protective movements govern unexpected falls from standing height.” Journal of Biomechanics, 31(1): 1-9, 1998.

Conference Proceeding Papers

  1. Boes, M.K., M. Islam, Y. D. Li, and T. Hsiao-Wecksler. “Fuel Efficiency of a Portable Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis”, IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2013), Seattle, WA, June 24-26, 2013.
  2. Li, Y.D., and T. Hsiao-Wecksler. “Gait Mode Recognition and Control for a Portable-Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis”, IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2013), Seattle, WA, June 24-26, 2013.
  3. Petrucci, M.N., C.D. MacKinnon, and T. Hsiao-Wecksler. “Modulation of Anticipatory Postural Adjustments of Gait Using a Portable Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis”, IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2013), Seattle, WA, June 24-26, 2013.
  4. Li, Y.D., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., “Gait Mode Recognition Using an Inertial Measurement Unit to Control an Ankle-Foot Orthosis During Stair Ascent and Descent”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 17-19, 2012. Best Paper in Session
  5. Tilton, A., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., and Mehta, P.G. “Filtering with Rhythms: Application to Estimation of Gait Cycle”, 2012 American Control Conference (ACC), Montréal, Canada, June 27-29, 2012; pp. 3433-3438. 10.1109/ACC.2012.6315665
  6. Li, Y., Shorter, K.A., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., and Bretl, T. “Simulation and Experimental Analysis of a Portable Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis Control”, Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC) and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, Arlington, VA, October 31-November 2, 2011 doi:10.1115/DSCC2011-6119
  7. Morris, E.A., Shorter, K.A., Li, Y., Kogler, G.F., Bretl, T., Durfee, W.K., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Actuation Timing Strategies for a Portable Powered Ankle Foot Orthosis”, Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC) and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, Arlington, VA, October 31-November 2, 2011 doi:10.1115/DSCC2011-6170
  8. Shorter, K.A., Li, Y., Morris, E.A., Kogler, G.F., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Experimental Evaluation of a Portable Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis”, 33rd Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Boston, MA, August 30 – September 3, 2011. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; pp. 624-7.
  9. Durfee, W., Xia, J. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E. “Tiny Hydraulics for Powered Orthotics”, International Conference of Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), Zurich, Switzerland, June 29-July 1, 2011. IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2011;pp.5975473.
  10. Li, Y., Morris, E.A., Shorter, K.A., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Energy Efficiency Analysis of A Pneumatically-Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis”, International Fluid Power Expo (IFPE), Las Vegas, NV, March 23-25, 2011.
  11. Li, Y., Shorter, K.A., Bretl, T. and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. Modeling and Control of a Portable Powered Ankle Foot Orthosis. 6th Annual FPNI – PhD Symposium, West Lafayette, Indiana, June 15-19, 2010.
  12. Niu, P., Chapman, P., Berardino, L., and Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T. “Design and Optimization of a Biomechanical Energy Harvesting Device”. 39th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, Island of Rhodes, Greece, June 15-19, 2008. Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2008. PESC 2008. IEEE, pp. 4062-4069.

Trade journals

  1. Li, Y., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Xia, J., Durfee, W.K., Banco, G.G., and Kovach, J.A. “Medical Motion: Actuation System Selection Analysis for Human Assist Applications”, Today’s Medical Developments, February, 2012.
  2. Horn, G.P., Hsiao-Wecksler, E.T., Rosengren, K.S., Hur, P., Park, K., and Smith, D. “FIND BALANCE – IFSI study examines how PPE affects walking & balance”, Fire Rescue, 27(1): 56-58, 2009.

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