Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

Papers and Presentations of 2003

Papers

Gard, S.A. and Konz, R.J. (2003). The Effect of a Shock Absorbing Pylon on the Gait of Persons with Unilateral Trans-Tibial Amputation. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 40(2), 109-124.

Hansen, A.H., Meier, M.R., Sam, M., Childress, D.S., Edwards, M.L. (2003) Alignment of Trans-tibial Prostheses Based on Roll-over Shape. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, Vol. 27, No. 2, 89-99.

Wu, Y, Casanova, H, Smith, WK, Edwards, M and Childress, DS (2003). "CIR sand casting system for trans-tibial socket." Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 27(2):146-52.

Presentations

Ajiboye, A. B., Weir, R. F. ff., Heckathorne, C. W., (2003). EMG Pattern Recognition Using Fuzzy Logic For The Control of Multifunctional Myoelectric Trans-Radial Prostheses. Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME-00520-2003).

Bertos, G.A., Childress, D.S., and Gard, S.A. (2003). Mechanical Impedance Identification of the Human Locomotor System During Able-Bodied Walking. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Toledo, OH, USA, September 25-27.

Bertos, G, Childress, D and Gard, S (2003). "A steady state sinusoidal analysis method to identify the mechanical impedance of the human locomotor system during able-bodied walking." 26th International Conference of Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology of North America (RESNA), Atlanta, GA, June 19-23, 2003.

Childress, D.S., Miff, S.C. and Gard, S.A. (2003). When Some Gait Determinants Fail, Some Equations Can Eventuate. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Toledo, OH, USA, September 25-27.

Fatone, S., Gard, S.A., Childress, D.S. and Malas, B. (2003). An Investigation of Foot Alignment and Support in Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs). American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tucson, AZ, October 23-26.

Fatone, S, Gard, S, Childress, D and Malas, B (2003). "An Investigation of Foot Alignment and Support in Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs)." Children's Memorial Hospital Visiting Professor Symposium, Chicago, IL, 7 November, 2003.

Gard, S.A. and Fatone, S. (2003). Biomechanics of Lower Limb Function and Gait. Invited speaker for the ISPO Consensus Conference on "Orthotic Management of Stroke Patients", Ellecom, The Netherlands, September 21-26.

Gard, S.A. and Fatone, S. (2003). Biomechanics of Lower Limb Function and Gait. Report of a Consensus Conference on the Orthotic Management of Stroke Patients, ISPO (International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Gard, S.A. (2003). Overview of Lower Limb Prosthetics Research. Invited speaker for the WRAMC and the VA Orthopedic & Prosthetic Workshop, Arlington, VA, Nov. 17-18.

Hansen, A.H., Childress, D.S., Miff, S. and Gard, S.A. (2003). Quasi-stiffness of the Ankle During Walking At Different Speeds -Implications for Design of Prostheses and Orthoses. Pediatric and Adult Foot and Ankle Workshop: New Horizons in Clinical Treatment and Innovative Technology, Bethesda, MD, November 15.

Hansen, A., Childress, D., Miff, S. (2003) Roll-over Characteristics of Human Walking on Ramped Surfaces. 8th Annual Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Meeting, presented in Wilmington, DE, May 7-10.

Hansen, A., Sam, M., Meier, M., Childress, D. (2003) Computerized System for the Alignment of Different Kinds of Prosthetic Feet Using Roll-over Shape Principles. American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, San Diego, California, March 21.

Konz, R., Stine, R., Fatone, S., Gard, S., Childress, D., Ganju, A. and Ondra S. (2003). An Advanced Biomechanical Model to Assess How Spinal Motion Contributes to Gait: Preliminary Data. 8th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS), Wilmington, DE, May 7-10.

Konz, R., Stine, R., Fatone, S., Ganju, A., Jorge, A., Gard, S., Childress, D. and Ondra S. (2003). Development of An Advanced Biomechanical Spine Model to Assess the Effect of Surgical Stabilization and Alignment on Gait. 10th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Rome, Italy, July 10-12.

Konz, R., Stine, R., Ganju, A., Fatone, S., Jorge, A., Gard, S., Childress, D. and Ondra S. (2003). Development of An Advanced Biomechanical Spine Model to Assess the Effect of Surgical Stabilization and Alignment on Gait. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 53rd Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 18-23.

Meier, M-R, Gard, S.A., Hansen, A.H. and Childress, D.S. (2003). A Comparison Of The C-Leg And The 3R60 Prosthetic Knee Joint. Salford's 2nd International Conference on Biomechanics of the Lower Limb in Health, Disease and Rehabilitation, Manchester, England, UK, September 1-3.

Meier, M-R, Gard, S.A., Hansen, A.H. and Childress, D.S. (2003). A Comparison Of The C-Leg And 3R60 Prosthetic Knee Joint Performance. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Toledo, OH, USA, September 25-27.

Meier MR, Hansen AH, Sam M and Childress DS. (2003) Die Abrollform des Fuss-Knöchelkomplexes und ihr Einfluss in der Prothetik [The roll-over shape of the foot-ankle system and its influence in prosthetics]. Universitätsklinikum Münster, Klinik und Poliklinik für Technische Orthopädie und Rehabilitiation, Klinische Prüfstelle für Orthopädische Hilfsmittel, Münster, Germany, December 18.

Miff, S.C., Childress, D.S., Gard, S.A., Meier, M. and Hansen, A. (2003). Initiation of Walking: Passive or Active? 8th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS), Wilmington, DE, May 7-10.

Weir, R. F. ff., Troyk, P. R., DeMichele, G., Kuiken, T., (2003). Implantable Myoelectric Sensors (IMES) for Upper-Extremity Prosthesis Control - Preliminary Work. Proceedings of the 25th Silver Anniversary International Conference of the IEEE Engineering In Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Cancun, Mexico, September 17th - 21st, 2003.

Weir, R. F. ff., and Ajiboye, A. B., (2003). A Multifunction Prosthesis Controller based on Fuzzy-Logic Techniques. Proceedings of the 25th Silver Anniversary International Conference of the IEEE Engineering In Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Cancun, Mexico, September 17th - 21st, 2003.

Weir, R. F. ff., (2003). The Great Divide - The Human-Machine Interface: Issues in the Control of Prostheses, Manipulators, and other Human Machine Systems. Invited Paper, Proceedings of the 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, March 22nd - 23rd, 2003.

Weir, R. F. ff., (2003). Issues in the Control of Prostheses, Manipulators, and other Human Machine Systems. Invited Lecture, Third Annual Meeting of Centers for Research on Neurorehabilitation (CARN), NIH R24 Grant HD39627-03 "Restoration of Function in Neurologic Impairment", Harrison Conference Center, Lake Bluff, Illinois, June 13-15, 2003.

Weir, R. F. ff., (2003). Northwestern University/MTS Transponder System: a Proof-of-Concept System for Implantable Myoelectric Sensors (IMES). Third Annual Meeting of Centers for Research on Neurorehabilitation (CARN), NIH R24 Grant HD39627-03 "Restoration of Function in Neurologic Impairment", Harrison Conference Center, Lake Bluff, Illinois, June 13-15, 2003.

Weir, R. F. ff., (2003). The Great Divide - The Human-Machine Interface: Issues in the Control of Prostheses, Manipulators, and other Human Machine Systems. Plenary Speaker, Rehabilitation Engineering Track, 29th Annual Northwest Bioengineering Conference, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, March 22nd - 23rd, 2003

Other Publications

Childress, D. S., and Weir, R. F. ff., (2003). Control of Limb Prostheses. Invited Chapter, Atlas of Limb Prosthetics (3rd Edition), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Submitted May 2003.

Fatone, S (2003). "Gait Biomechanics and Prosthetic Management of Children with Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency (PFFD)." ACPOC Newsletter, 9(1):5,6,8-10,13.

Weir, R. F. ff., (2003). "Design of Artificial Arms and Hands for Prosthetic Applications." Invited Chapter (Chapter 32) in Standard Handbook of Biomedical Engineering & Design. Myer Kutz, Editor, McGraw-Hill, New York, pp. 32.1 - 32.61.