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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

Silver-Thorn, M. B., Kempfer, J., Schnorenberg, A. J., & Slavens, B. A. (2018, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Use of a Dynamic Balance System to Quantify Postural Steadiness and Stability of Individuals with Lower-Limb Amputation. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 30(1), 31-38.
Schlidt, K., Slavens, B., Schnorenberg, A. J., Vogel, L., & Gerald, H. (2017, December). Longitudinal Evaluation of Variability of Stroke Patterns and Shoulder Forces in Pediatric SCI Wheelchair Users. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(12), e177-e178.
Schlidt, K. C., Slavens, B. A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Vogel, L. C., & Harris, G. F. (2017, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Longitudinal Evaluation of Variability of Stroke Patterns and Shoulder Forces in Pediatric SCI Wheelchair Users.
Liang, C. X., Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Slavens, B. A., & Hsiao-Wecksler, E. (2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Design and Biomechanical Evaluation Methodology of Pneumatic Ergonomic Crutch. 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference.
Schnorenberg, A. J., & Slavens, B. A. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Pediatric Stroke Patterns During Manual Wheelchair Mobility. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(10), e121.
Slavens, B. A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Aurit, C. M., Tarima, S., Vogel, L. C., Harris, G. F., Requejo, P. S., & McNitt-Gray, J. L. (2016). Biomechanics of Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Mobility. Wheeled Mobility Biomechanics. Lausanne: Frontiers Media.
Slavens, B. A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Aurit, C. M., Tarima, S., Vogel, L. C., & Harris, G. F. (2015, September). Biomechanics of Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Mobility. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 3(137).
Slavens, B. A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Aurit, C. M., Graf, A., Krzak, J. J., Reiners, K., Vogel, L. C., & Harris, G. F. (2015). Evaluation of Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Mobility Using Advanced Biomechanical Methods. BioMed Research International, 2015, 1-11.
Schnorenberg, A. J., Campbell-Kyureghyan, N. H., & Beschorner, K. E. (2015). Biomechanical response to ladder slipping events: Effects of hand placement. Biomech, 15(48), 3810-3815.
Schnorenberg, A. J., Slavens, B. A., Wang, M., Vogel, L. C., Smith, P. A., & Harris, G. F. (2014, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Biomechanical model for evaluation of pediatric upper extremity joint dynamics during wheelchair mobility. Journal of Biomechanics, 47(1), 269-276.

Presentations

Slavens, B. A., Schlidt, K. C., Schnorenberg, A. J., Vogel, L., & Harris, G. (2017). Glenohumeral Joint Biomechanics, Pain and Stroke Pattern Variability During Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Mobility: A Longitudinal Evaluation. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Spinal Injury Association, Rochester, MN.
Schlidt, K. C., Schnorenberg, A. J., Slavens, B. A., Harris, G. F., & Vogel, L. C. (October 2017). Longitudinal Evaluation of Variability of Stroke Patterns and Shoulder Forces in Pediatric SCI Wheelchair Users. Proceedings of the 94th Annual Conference of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
Schnorenberg, A. J., Vogel, L. C., Harris, G. F., & Slavens, B. A. (August 2017). Handrim Biomechanics of Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Mobility. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Society of Biomechanics, Boulder, CO.
Riebe, J., Schnorenberg, A. J., Robertson-Dick, B., Slavens, B. A., & Lee, K. (August 2017). Upper Extremity Kinematics of Wheelchair Lacrosse Athletes During Overhead Throw. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Society of Biomechanics,, Boulder, CO.
Garcia, M., Schnorenberg, A. J., Allgier, A., Louden, E., Little, K., Hawi, L., Slavens, B. A., & Long, J. T. (May 2017). Upper Extremity Biomechanical Analysis to Assess Thoracic and Pelvic Compensatory Strategies in Brachial Plexus Palsy Following Surgery. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Salt Lake City, UT.
Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Kempfer, J., Silver-Thorn, B., & Slavens, B. A. (May 2017). Walker Assisted Amputee Gait Analysis Using a Mobile Prosthesis Integrated Sensor System. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Salt Lake City, UT.
Slavens, B. A., & Schnorenberg, A. J. (May 2017). College of Engineering and Applied Science. Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
Schnorenberg, A. J. (May 2017). Pediatric Biomechanical Analyses: Research and Clinical Applications. Guest Lecture: OCCTHPY 740: Occupational Therapy with Children and Families, Milwaukee, WI.
Xiao, C., Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Slavens, B. A., & Hsiao-Wecksler, E. (April 2017). Design and Biomechanical Evaluation Methodology of Pneumatic Ergonomic Crutch. Proceedings of the Annual Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Medola, F. O., Slavens, B. A., Smith, R. O., Kapellusch, J. M., Schnorenberg, A. J., Jahanian, O., Obiedat, Q., & Ardehalli, M. (January 2017). Current Research of the Mobility Lab. Visiting Professor Research Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Innovation Campus.
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. 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. 95th 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 American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) National Assembly, Boston, MA.
Schnorenberg, A. J., Burckardt, C., Smith, P. A., Harris, G. F., & Slavens, B. A. (August 2016). Upper Extremity Joint Kinematics in Children with Cerebral Palsy during Walker-Assisted Gait. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Society of Biomechanics, Raleigh, NC.

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