Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

Papers and Presentations of 2002

Papers

Al-angari, H. M., Weir, R. F. ff., Heckathorne, C. W. and Childress, D. S., (2002). A Two Degree-of-Freedom Microprocessor Based Extended Physiological Proprioception (EPP) Controller for Upper Limb Prostheses. Technology and Disability, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 113 - 127.

Childress, DS (2002). "Editorial." Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 14(3):97.

Childress, D (2002). "Development of rehabilitation engineering over the years: As I see it." Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 39(6):1-10.

Hansen, A., Childress, D., Meier, M. (2002) A Simple Method for Determination of Gait Events. Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 35, No. 1, 135-138.

Presentations

Ajiboye, A. B., Weir, R. F. ff., Heckathorne, C. W. and Childress, D. S., (2002). Neurofuzzy Logic as a Control Algorithm for an Externally Powered Multifunctional Hand Prosthesis. Proceedings of the Myoelectric Controls Conference (MEC2002), Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, August 19th - 23rd, University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada.

Farrell, T. R., Weir, R. F. ff., Heckathorne, C. W. and Childress, D. S., (2002). Real-Time Computer Modeling of a Prosthesis Controller Based on Extended Physiological Proprioception (EPP). Proceedings of the Myoelectric Controls Conference (MEC2002), Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, August 19th - 23rd, University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada.

Fatone, S., Gard, S.A., Childress, D.S. and Malas, B.S. (2002). An Investigation of Foot Alignment and Support in Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs). Department of Veterans Affairs 3rd National Rehabilitation Research and Development Conference, Arlington, VA, February 10th-12th.

Fatone, S, Bach, T, Graham, H and Torode, I (2002). "Characteristics of PFFD Gait: Pelvic and Hip Biomechanics." Annual Meeting of the Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics, Toronto, ON, Canada, 10-13 April, 2002.

Fatone, S, Gard, S, Childress, D and Malas, B (2002). "An Investigation of Foot Alignment and Support in Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs)." Annual Meeting of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America, Minneapolis, MN, 28-30 June, 2002.

Fatone, S, Gard, S, Childress, D and Malas, B (2002). "An Investigation of Foot Alignment and Support in Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs)." American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association National Assembly, Chicago, IL, 9-12 October, 2002.

Gard, S.A. and Konz, R.J. (2002). The Effect of Prosthetic Shock Absorbing Pylons on Gait of Persons with Trans-Tibial Amputations. Department of Veterans Affairs 3rd National Rehabilitation Research and Development Conference, Arlington, VA, February 10th-12th.

Gard, S.A. and Konz, R.J. (2002). The Effect of Shock Absorbing Prosthetic Components on the Gaits of Persons with Lower-Extremity Amputations. 2nd Joint Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Houston, TX, October 23rd-26th.

Hansen, A. (2002) Roll-over Characteristics of Human Walking With Applications for Artificial Limbs. Invited Speaker Sensory Motor Performance Program Seminar Series, Chicago, Illinois, June 6.

Hansen, A., Knox, E., Childress, D., Sandifer, A. (2002) Mechanical Properties of Prosthetic and Human Feet: From Shoes to Computer Alignment. 2nd International Conference of Advanced Prosthetics, presented by Childress in Newport Beach, California, April 18-19.

Ruhe, B.L., Childress, D.S. and Gard, S.A. (2002). Compensatory Pelvic Motions Employed by Persons Who Walk With Bilateral Trans-femoral Prostheses. 7th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS), Chattanooga, TN, April 17th-20th.

Silver-Thorn, M. B., and Weir, R. F. ff., (2002). Open Session Discussion Leaders, State-of-the-Science Meeting in Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O), May 17th - 18th, 2002, hosted by Northwestern University Rehabilitation Engineering Research Program in Prosthetics and Orthotics, Chicago, Illinois.

Weir, R. F. ff., and Childress, D. S., (2002). Design Issues in The Development of a Four Degree-of-Freedom Multifunctional Prosthetic Hand. Proceedings of the VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Service 3rd National Meeting, "Rehabilitation Research for the 21th Century: The New Challenges" , Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA, February 10th - 12nd, 2002, p.121.

Weir, R. F. ff., (2002). Design of a Clinically Viable Multifunctional Prosthetic Hand. Invited Paper, Proceedings of the Myoelectric Controls Conference (MEC2002), Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, August 19th - 23rd, University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada.

Weir, R. F. ff., and Grahn, E. C., (2002). A Myoelectrically Controlled Prosthetic Hand for Transmetacarpal Amputations. Invited Paper, Proceedings of the Myoelectric Controls Conference (MEC2002), Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, August 19th - 23rd, University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada.

Weir, R. F. ff., (2002). Prosthetics Hardware, Invited Speaker, Proceedings of the Myoelectric Controls Conference (MEC2002), Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, August 19th - 23rd, University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada.

Other Publications

Heckathorne, C (2002). "Upper Limb Prosthetics." In: F. DeRuyter and D. Olson, Clinician's Guide to Assistive Technology. Chicago, IL: Mosby Year Book, Inc.

Weir, R (2002). "Robotics and Manipulators Invited Chapter (Chapter 17)." In: D. Olson and F. DeRuyter, The Clinician's Guide to Assistive Technology. St. Louis: Mosby, Inc.