Presentations 2012

Presentations

Anson, D., Smith, R. O., & Hirschman, A. M. (2012, June 30). EqTDs: Making alternative text more functional. Presented at the RESNA 35th International Conference on Technology and Disability: Research, Design, Practice and Policy. Baltimore, MD.

Baumann, R., & Smith, R. O. (2012, May). Putting pictures into words: Understanding text description needs of individuals with low vision and blindness. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee College of Health Sciences Spring Research Symposium, Milwaukee WI.

Baumann, R., & Smith, R. O. (2012, November). The accessibility of occupational therapy to current and prospective practitioners with disabilities. 2012 Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Middleton, WI.

Below, L., Tomashek, D., Edyburn, K., & Smith, R. O. (2012, May). Testing the effects of multifocal lenses on contrast sensitivity using visual choice paradigm. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee College of Health Sciences Spring Research Symposium, Milwaukee WI.

Beschorner, K., Milanowski, A., Tomashek, D., & Smith, R. O. (2012, August 15-18). Multifocal lens glasses(MfLs) effects on stepping: Contributions of age and experience. Presented at the American Society of Biomechanics. Gainesville, FL.

Dolski, T., Tomashek, D., & Smith, R. O. (2012, May). Comparing gait parameters while walking and performing visual tasks with and without the use of multifocal lens glasses. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee College of Health Sciences Spring Research Symposium, Milwaukee WI.

Erfurth, A., & Smith, R. O. (2012, April 26-29). Measurement of restaurant accessibility by people with disabilities: Preliminary validity of a restaurant universal design assessment. Presented at the AOTA. Indianapolis, IN.

Fiedler, G., Slavens, B. A., Briggs, D., Fedel, F., & Smith, R. (2012, June 30). Leg laterality in bilateral trans-tibial amputees, a case study using prosthesis-integrated sensors. Presented at the RESNA 35th International Conference on Technology and Disability: Research, Design, Practice and Policy. Baltimore, MD.

Fiedler, G., Slavens, B.A. and Smith, R.O. (2012, May, 9-12). Evaluation of an Integrated Sensor System for Assessment of Prosthesis Ankle Alignment in Lower Extremity Amputees. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS) Grand Rapids, MI.

Fiedler, G., Slavens, B.A. and Smith, R.O. (2012, March 23-24). Gait stability measured by prosthesis-integrated sensors as an outcome measure in persons with prostheses for the lower extremity. Presented at the 25th Annual Dean’s Research Day 2012. Kalamazoo, MI.

Fiedler, G., Slavens, B.A. and Smith, R.O. (2012, March 11-13). Influence of Handrail Use on Stair Walking Stability in Trans-Tibial Amputees. Presented at the 1st Occupational Science Summit. St. Louis, MO.

Grant, E., Milanowski, A., & Smith, R. O. (2012, November 2-3). Smart hand held computer applications for cognitive, accessibility, and health monitoring interventions. Presented at the WOTA Conference. Middleton, WI.

Hardy, J., Mangan, M., Nagel, A., & Smith, R. O. (2012, November). Therapeutic use of the AmTryke. 2012 Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Middleton, WI.

Hirschman, A.M., Begeman, P., Tomashek, D., & Smith, R.O. (2012, November 2-3). Evaluating accessibility in the world around you: measurement tools and assessment approaches for public spaces, home residences, products, information sources and educational materials. Presented at the WOTA Conference. Middleton, WI.

Hirschman, A., & Smith, R. O. (2012, April 26-29). Incremental universal design: Making progress toward accessibility and universal design in measurable steps. Presented at the AOTA. Indianapolis, IN.

Lemke, M., Story, M., & Winters, J. (2012, June 28-July 3). Accessible medical diagnostic equipment is now the lawWorkshop Presented at the RESNA 35th International Conference on Technology and Disability: Research, Design, Practice and Policy. Baltimore, MD.

Mendonca, R. (2012, July 2). Effects of providing accessibility info to people with disabilities. Presented at the RESNA 35th International Conference on Technology and Disability: Research, Design, Practice and Policy. Baltimore, MD.

Mendonca, R., & Smith, R. O. (2012, March). Development of a methodology to measure the accessibility of medical devices: The MED-AUDIT (Medical Equipment Device Accessibility and Universal Design Information Tool). Presented at the 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in HealthCare: Bridging the Gap, Baltimore, MD.

Mendonca, R., & Smith, R. O. (2012, April 26-29). Do consumers with disabilities want accessible labels on products? A discrete choice modeling experiment. Presented at the AOTA. Indianapolis, IN.

Mendonca, R., & Smith, R. O. (2012, March). Effects of accessibility labeling on medical device purchase decisions of individuals with disabilities. Presented at the 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in HealthCare: Bridging the Gap, Baltimore, MD.

Paul, A., Slavens, B. A., Graf, A., Krzak, J., Vogel, L., &  Harris, G. F. (2012, August 28-September 1). Upper extremity biomechanical model for evaluation of pediatric joint demands during wheelchair mobility. Presented at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society34: 4788-4791. San Diego, CA.

Rankine, L., Slavens, B. A., & Grindel, S. (2012, February 7-11). Shoulder muscle activity and compensation after arthroscopic rotator cuff.  Presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). San Francisco, CA.

Rankine, L., Slavens, B. A., & Grindel, S. (2012, February 7-11).  Supraspinatus activity during activities of daily living after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.  Presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). San Francisco, CA.

Rizia, R., Kahn, M., Ahamed, S., & Smith, R. O. (2012, June 30). Complex human activity recognition using indoor position, ambient sound and accelerometer data. Presented at the RESNA 35th International Conference on Technology and Disability: Research, Design, Practice and Policy. Baltimore, MD.

Schwartz, J. & Stegmann, S. (2012, November 2-3). OT’s role in post ventricular assistive device implantation. Presented at the WOTA Conference. Middleton, WI.

Slavens, B. A., Bhagchandani, N., Wang, M., Smith, P. A., & Harris, G. F. (2012). Upper extremity inverse dynamics model for lofstrand crutch-assisted gait in children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, In G. F. Harris, F. Rauch, & P. Smith (Eds.), Transitional Care in Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Advances in Biology, Technology, and Clinical Practice. Shriners Press: Tampa, FL.

Slavens, B. A., & Harris, G. F. (2012). Biomechanics. In Z. O. Abu-Faraj, (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Biomedical Engineering Education and Advanced Bioengineering Learning: Interdisciplinary Concepts. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Smith, R. O. (2012, March). Access Rating for Buildings. Presented at 1st Occupational Science Summit, St. Louis, MO.

Smith, R. O. (2012, August 29). Assistive & Rehabilitation Technologies (A&RT) Outcomes: The impact and how do we document the benefits? Keynote Speaker. Independent Living Centre, Assistive Technology Learning, Yooralla, Melbourne, AU.

Smith, R. O. (2012, August 31). Assistive & Rehabilitation Technologies (A&RT) Outcomes: The impact and how do we document the benefits? Keynote Speaker. Novita Children’s Services, Regency Park Centre, Adelaide, AU.

Smith, R. O. (2012, April). Creating the evidence for practice: Personal trek of methodology beginning in the clinic. Keynote Speaker. 20th Annual Celebration of Scholarship at the Texas Women’s University T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Science, Dallas, TX.

Smith, R. O. (2012, November 2-3). Occupational science & technology: Can we practice OT without technology? Keynote Speaker. Presented at the WOTA Conference. Middleton, WI.

Smith, R. O. (2012, August 22-24). The Benefits & Cost of Assistive & Rehabilitation Technology are Clear: Why Do We Need Evidence.Presented at the Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association (ARATA). Sydney, Australia.

Smith, R. O., & Hirschman, A. M. (2012, June 28-July 3). Assistive Technology Training Programs at UW-Milwaukee. Presented at the RESNA 35th International Conference on Technology and Disability: Research, Design, Practice and Policy. Baltimore, MD.

Smith, R. O., Snyder, T., Edyburn, K. D., Hirschman, A. M. (2012, July 1). Access-life: Universal design resource website. Presented at the RESNA 35th International Conference on Technology and Disability: Research, Design, Practice and Policy. Baltimore, MD.

Smith, R. O., & Tomashek, D. (2012, January 25). Responsible conduct of research, research design. Presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Research Symposium. Orlando, FL.

Steinfeld, E., & Smith, R. O. (2012). Universal design for quality of life technologies. Presented at the IEEE, 100, 2539-2554.

Tanviruzzaman, M. D., Rizia, R., Ahamed, S., & Smith, R. O. (2012, June 30). Assessing disability compliance using smartphone. Presented at the RESNA 35th International Conference on Technology and Disability: Research, Design, Practice and Policy. Baltimore, MD.

Tomashek, D. B., Beschorner, K. E., Milanowski, A., & Smith, R. O. (2012, June 30). Measuring the effects of multifocal lens glasses on gait using biomechanical sensors. Presented at the RESNA 35th International Conference on Technology and Disability: Research, Design, Practice and Policy. Baltimore, MD.

Watson, A. H. & Smith, R. O. (2012, April 26-29). A comparison of two assistive technology outcome measures for the public school setting. Presented at the AOTA. Indianapolis, IN.

Thesis/Dissertation Research Projects

Fiedler, G. (2012, July). Effects of physical exertion and alignment alterations on trans-tibial amputee gait, and concurrent validity of prosthesis-integrated measurement of gait kinetics. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Post Doc at the University of Washington.

Milanowski, A. (2012, August). Effects of progressive lens eyeglasses on gait performance factors among young and middle-aged groups. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Sagar, M. (2012, May). Development and preliminary validation of a functional outcome measure for augmentative and alternative communication. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.