2013 Student Scientific Paper Competition Results Announced

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:00am
Conference News

RESNA's annual Student Scientific Paper Competition is a unique opportunity for students to showcase their research to leaders in the assistive technology field, including clinicians, engineers, research and industry. 

The 2013 Student Scientific Paper Competition results are:


Trunk Movement in Different Seated Pivot Wheelchair Transfer Techniques
Karen Meess, Chung-Ying Tsai, and Alicia Koontz
University of Rochester and University of Pittsburgh


Validation of a Gyroscope Based Wheel Rotation Monitor for Manual Wheelchair Users
Shivayogi Hiremath, Dan Ding, Rory Cooper, Matthew Hannan and Christopher Okonkwo
University of Pittsburgh and Norfolk State University

A Markerless Motion Tracking Approach to Understand Changes in Gait and Balance: A Case Study
Elham Dolatabadi, Babak Taati, and Gemma  Parra-Dominguez
University of Toronto and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute 

Ultrasound Changes, Pain, and Pathology in Shoulder Tendons after Repeated Wheelchair Transfers
Nathan Hogaboom, Brad Fullerton, Laura Rice, Michelle Oyster, and Michael Boninger
University of Pittsburgh, Texas Prolotherapy Austin, University of Illinois, HERL-VA Pittsburgh Healthcare, and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 

A Smartphone Application for Improving Powered Seat Functions Usage: A Preliminary Test
Yu-Kuang Wu, Hsin-Yi Liu, Josh Brown, Annmarie Kelleher, Hongwu Wang, and Rory Cooper
University of Pittsburgh

Honorable Mentions

Development of a Sidewalk Roughness Measurement Tool
Eric Sinagra, Jon Pearlman, Jon Duvall, Dianna Stuckey, Josh Brown, and Rory Cooper
University of Pittsburgh 

Repeatability of a Procedure for Measuring Color Contrast on Products, Including Fitness Equipment
Michelle Hoogwout, Seanna Kringen, Harmony Hilderbrand, and Peter Axelson
Beneficial Designs 

The Effects of Wheelchair Orientation on Upper Limb Biomechanics for a Commode Transfer
Chung-Ying Tsai and Alicia Koontz
University of Pittsburgh 

The student scientific paper finalists and honorable mentions are included in the 2013 Conference Proceedings. RESNA congratulates all of the students on their effort and excellent work.  

The deadline for the 2014 competition is January 14, 2014. For more information, please click here.