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    • Measuring Activity and Participation Among Wheeled Mobility Users 

      Sprigle, Stephen; Harris, Frances; Sonenblum, Sharon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
    • Measuring Activity and Participation in Outcomes Research 

      Harris, Frances; Sprigle, Stephen; Sonenblum, Sharon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
    • A method for identifying human-generated forces during an extensor thrust 

      Hong, Seong-Wook; Patrangenaru, Vlad; Singhose, William; Sprigle, Stephen (Georgia Institute of TechnologySpringer, 2006)
      Background. Involuntary extensor thrust experienced by wheelchair users with neurological disorders may cause injuries via impact with the wheelchair, lead to the occupant sliding out of the seat, and also damage the ...
    • Methodology to Measure the Adjustability of Skin Protection Features of Wheelchair Cushions 

      Linden, Maureen; Sprigle, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
    • Methods for Analysis of Daily Wheelchair Activity Data 

      Sonenblum, Sharon Eve (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
    • Mobility Metrics for Manual Wheelchair Use in Everyday Life 

      Lopez, Ricardo A.; Sonenblum, Sharon Eve; Sprigle, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-06)
      In this study, a method for the robust detection of manual wheelchair movement with accelerometer-based data logging is used to obtain metrics of wheelchair mobility that complement mean- and total-distance-only based ...
    • Mobility Patterns in Power Wheelchair Users and the Implications for Measuring Mobility 

      Sonenblum, Sharon Eve; Sprigle, Stephen; Maurer, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
    • Mobility RERC Report on the State of the Science 

      Sprigle, Stephen; Davis, K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
    • Monitoring Power Upright and Tilt-In-Space Wheelchair Use 

      Sonenblum, Sharon Eve; Sprigle, Stephen; Maurer, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
      This study examines the use of power upright and power tilt-in-space (TIS) wheelchairs. An occupancy detector, wheel revolution counter, and position sensor comprise the Wheelchair Activity Monitoring Instrument as used ...
    • Multispectral Image Analysis of Bruise Age 

      Sprigle, Stephen; Yi, Dingrong; Caspall, Jayme; Linden, Maureen; Kong, Linghua (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      The detection and aging of bruises is important within clinical and forensic environments. Traditionally, visual and photographic assessment of bruise color is used to determine age, but this qualitative technique has been ...
    • Non-Invasive Erythema Detection Using Spectral Imaging 

      Sonenblum, Sharon Eve; Sprigle, Stephen; West, Leanne L.; Wood, Jack W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Erythema, or skin redness, seen after prolonged pressure application is a precursor to pressure ulcers. These occur in people with limited mobility and sensation including the elderly and people with SCI. Erythema is masked ...
    • The Offset Pivot Wheelchair 

      Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Georgia Institute of Technology. Rehabilitation Engineering and Applied Research Lab (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      This design utilizes a forward offset drive wheel to shorten the overall length of the chair, bring the handrim forward facilitating a better propultion stroke and position the drive wheels closer to the center of mass ...
    • Outcomes of an Assistive Technology Intervention Among Wheeled Mobility Users 

      Harris, Frances; Sprigle, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This paper reports the outcomes of an assistive technology (AT) intervention among seating and mobility clients at an acute rehabilitation hospital between 2002 and 2004. Three instruments, OTFACT, PIADS, and the ATOM, ...
    • Outcomes of an Expert vs. Usual Care Intervention for Manual Wheelchairs 

      Harris, Frances (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008)
      The importance of the assistive technology (AT) device acquisition process is well documented. Service delivery has been cited as a key factor in the high rates of device nonuse or abandonment, accidents, and fraud and ...
    • Outcomes of an Expert vs. Usual Care Intervention for Manual Wheelchairs 

      Hoenig, Helen; Harris, Frances; Griffiths, Patricia; Sanford, Jon; Sprigle, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008)
    • Portable Gage for Pressure Ulcer Detection 

      Wang, Qi; Kong, Linghua; Sprigle, Stephen; Hayward, Vincent (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
      A hand held instrument has been developed and tested that can detect subtle changes in the skin properties by measuring its biomechanical response.The portable and handheld design makes it suitable for the detection of ...
    • The Science of Interface Pressure Mapping - Updates for Clinical Application 

      Davis, Kim; Sprigle, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Interface pressure mapping (IPM) has long been a useful assessment tool to augment the seating evaluation. Technological improvements in both hardware and software have made steady advances across manufacturers. Likewise, ...
    • The Science of Seat Cushions 

      Sprigle, Stephen; Pratt, Sharon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
    • Single sensor that outputs narrowband multispectral images 

      Kong, Linghua; Yi, Dingrong; Sprigle, Stephen; Wang, Fengtao; Wang, Chao; Liu, Fuhan; Adibi, Ali; Tummala, Rao (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Society for Optical Engineering, 2010-01)
      We report the work of developing a hand-held (or miniaturized), low-cost, stand-alone, real-time-operation, narrow bandwidth multispectral imaging device for the detection of early stage pressure ulcers.
    • Study on Alleviation Pressure Cushion 

      Kong, Linghua; Sprigle, Stephen; Davis, Kim; Wang, Chao (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-06)
      The alleviation pressure (AP) cushion is a dynamic cushion system with three bladders at the pelvic region. The bladders can be deflated and inflated in a certain sequence to relieve the pressure on the ischial ...