Researchers from the Mobility Lab presented their work at the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) 2021 Virtual Conference and the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri in July, 2021.
Brooke Slavens, PhD, Matthew Hanks, PhD, ATC, and Samantha Schwartz, BS attended the RESNA conference from July 7-9. Dr. Slavens and Ms. Schwartz presented findings from a longitudinal study in collaboration with Shriners Hospitals for Children in Chicago examining handrim mechanics during pediatric manual wheelchair propulsion at a podium presentation. Dr. Hanks’ podium presentation detailed research conducted with the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee investigating differences in the upper extremity biomechanics of overhead throwing between wheelchair lacrosse athletes with spinal cord injury and able-bodied lacrosse players.
Dr. Hanks, Dr. Slavens, Joshua Leonardis, PhD, and Paige Aschenbrener, MS, OTR/L attended the ASIA conference in St. Louis, Missouri from July 8-10. Dr. Hanks presented research in collaboration with the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee on the upper extremity kinematic differences between able-bodied lacrosse players and wheelchair lacrosse players with spinal cord injury during overhead throwing. Dr. Leonardis’ presented his research conducted with Shriners Hospitals for Children on the influence of sex on three-dimensional upper extremity joint dynamics during manual wheelchair use in children with spinal cord injury. Ms. Aschenbrener’s poster presentation topic was the classification of stroke pattern in pediatric manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury, in collaboration with Shriners Hospitals for Children.