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Alyssa Joy Schnorenberg, MS

Researcher, Lab Manager
 Alyssa Joy Schnorenberg
(414) 316-3093
Innovation Campus Accelerator 137

Education

MS Biomedical Engineering Marquette University Milwaukee, WI 2012
BS Biomechanical Engineering Marquette University Milwaukee, WI 2007

Interests & Expertise

Alyssa Schnorenberg’s interests include biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering and motion analysis. Her current research focuses on pediatric mobility with assistive devices, examining the upper extremity joint demands of children with orthopaedic disabilities. Additionally she is investigating slips and falls during ladder climbing, examining contributing factors and the body’s response.

Selected Publications

Slavens, B. A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Aurit, C. M., Tarima, S., Vogel, L. C., & Harris, G. F. (2016). Biomechanics of Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Mobility. Lausanne: Frontiers Media: Wheeled Mobility Biomechanics.
Slavens, B. A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Aurit, C. M., Graf, A., Krzak, J., Reiners, K., Vogel, L. C., & Harris, G. F. (2015). Evaluation of pediatric manual wheelchair mobility using advanced biomechanical methods. BioMed Research International: Special Issue on Wheeled Mobility, 2015, 11 pages.
Slavens, B. A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Aurit, C. M., Tarima, S., Vogel, L. C., & Harris, G. F. (2015). Biomechanics of Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Mobility. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 3(137).
Schnorenberg, A. J., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H., & Beschorner, K. E. (2015). Biomechanical response to ladder slipping events: Effects of hand placement. Biomech, 15, 477-477.
Schnorenberg, A. J., Slavens, B. A., Wang, M., Vogel, L., Smith, P., & Harris, G. F. (2014). Biomechanical model for evaluation of pediatric upper extremity joint dynamics during wheelchair mobility. Journal of Biomechanics, 47(1), 269-276.
Paul, A. J., Slavens, B. A., Graf, A., Krzak, J., Vogel, L., & Harris, G. F. (2013). Upper Extremity Biomechanical Model for Evaluation of Pediatrics with SCI during Wheelchair Activities. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 19(2), 152-190.

Presentations

Schnorenberg, A. J., & Slavens, B. A. (November 2016). Pediatric Stroke Patterns. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chicago, IL.
Schnorenberg, A. J., Kopf, M., Jahanian, O. J., Silver-Thorn, B., Kempfer, J., Smith, R. O., & Slavens, B. A. (October 2016). Biomechanical Evaluation of Walker-Assisted Ambulation in Transtibial Amputees. Proceedings of the 95th Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association, Brookefield, WI.
Burckardt, C. R., Schnorenberg, A. J., Smith, P. A., Harris, G. F., & Slavens, B. A. (October 2016). Evaluation of Anterior and Posterior Walker Use During Gait and Performance Skills in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association, Brookefield, WI.
Engels, E., Silver-Thorn, B., Kempfer, J., Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Smith, R. O., & Slavens, B. A. (September 2016). Kinetic Visualization of the iPecsTM Lab Sensor System to Assess Prosthetic Componentry for Lower-Limb Amputees. The 99th American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) National Assembly, Boston, MA.
Garcia, M., Schnorenberg, A. J., Alliger, A., Louden, E., Little, K., Hawi, L., Slavens, B. A., & Long, J. T. (August 2016). Feasibility of Quantitative Upper Extremity Biomechanical Analysis to Assess Outcomes in Brachial Plexus Palsy Following Surgery. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Society of Biomechanics, Raleigh, NC.
Schnorenberg, A. J., Jahanian, O., & Slavens, B. A. (August 2016). Evaluation of Shoulder Joint Kinematics and Muscle Activity during Geared and Standard Manual Wheelchair Mobility. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, FL.
Kopf, M., Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Silver-Thorn, B., Kempfer, J., Smith, R. O., & Slavens, B. A. (July 2016). Quantitative Assessment of Walker-Assisted Gait in Transtibial Amputees. 39th Annual Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Washington D.C..
Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Hawi, L., & Slavens, B. A. (July 2016). Evaluation of Shoulder Joint Kinematics and Stroke Cycle Characteristics during Geared and Standard Manual Wheelchair Mobility. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America / NCART, Arlington, VA.
Kopf, M., Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Silver-Thorn, B., Kempfer, J., Smith, R. O., & Slavens, B. A. (July 2016). Quantitative Assessment of Walker-Assisted Gait in Transtibial Amputees. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America / NCART, Arlington, VA.
Inawat, R. R., Schnorenberg, A. J., Slavens, B. A., & Grindel, S. I. (June 2016). Compensatory Motion of the Upper Extremity During Activities of Daily Living After Rotator Cuff Repair. Proceedings of the 129th Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association, Seattle, WA.
Burckardt, C., Schnorenberg, A. J., Vogel, L., Harris, G. F., & Slavens, B. A. (May 2016). Glenohumeral Joint Dynamics of Anterior and Posterior Walker Mobility during Functional Activities in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Memphis, TN.
Boerigter, R. A., Hawi, L., Schnorenberg, A. J., Harris, G., & Slavens, B. A. (May 2016). Simplified Upper Extremity Wheelchair Mobility Model. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Memphis, TN.
Inawat, R., Schnorenberg, A. J., Slavens, B. A., & Grindel, S. I. (October 2015). Sources of Compensation During Activities of Daily Living After Rotator Cuff Repair. Poster presented at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Medical Student Research Day Poster Session, Milwaukee, WI.
Schnorenberg, A. J., Aurit, C. M., Krazak, J., Graf, A., Tarima, S., Vogel, L. C., Harris, G. F., & Slavens, B. A. (August 2015). Pediatric Joint Dynamics during Manual Wheelchair Mobility. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH.
Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Hawi, L., & Slavens, B. A. (August 2015). Upper Extremity Joint Dynamics and Electromyography (EMG) during Standard and Geared Manual Wheelchair Propulsion. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH.

Professional Memberships

  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • Gait and Clinical Motion Analysis Society (GCMAS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and Women in Engineering (WE)
  • International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)
  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

Positions Held

  • Project Engineer, MGA Research Corporation, 2007 – 2010