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Elizabeth T Hsiao-Wecksler

Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering

Research Interests

Professor Hsiao-Wecksler and her lab group focus on investigating and improving movement control and function through two main areas: assistive device development and locomotion biomechanics. Students with a background in engineering, physics, kinesiology, or similar and interests in applying device design or application to neuroscience issues related to movement or movement disorders are encouraged to contact us.

Additional Campus Affiliations

Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering
Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar, Mechanical Science and Engineering
Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering
Professor, Bioengineering
Professor, Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering
Professor, Information Trust Institute
Professor, Coordinated Science Lab
Professor, Biomedical and Translational Sciences
Professor, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Recent Publications

Mansouri, M., Krishnan, G., McDonagh, D. C., Zallek, C. M., & Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T. (2024). Review of assistive devices for the prevention of pressure ulcers: an engineering perspective. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 19(4), 1511-1530. https://doi.org/10.1080/17483107.2023.2204127

Mansouri, M., Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T., & Krishnan, G. (2024). Toward Design Guidelines for Multidirectional Patient Transfer on a Bed Surface Using Traveling Waves. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 16(7). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4063573

Peters, J., Bleakney, A., Sornson, A., Hsiao-Wecksler, E., & McDonagh, D. (2024). User-driven product development: Designed by, not designed for. Design Journal, 27(1), 133-152. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2023.2275868

Song, S. Y., Mansouri, M., Bleakney, A. W., Elliott, J. R., Marin, N., Ramos, J., McDonagh, D. C., Malik, P. B., Xiao, C., Chen, Y., Norris, W. R., & Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T. (2024). Driving a Ballbot Wheelchair with Hands-Free Torso Control. In HRI 2024 - Proceedings of the 2024 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 678-686). (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1145/3610977.3634957

Pei, Y., Mansouri, M., Zallek, C. M., & Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T. (2023). Modeling, Control, and Clinical Validation of an Upper-Limb Medical Education Task Trainer for Elbow Spasticity and Rigidity Assessment. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 31, 3320-3330. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNSRE.2023.3304951

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