Elizabeth T Hsiao-Wecksler

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

W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Faculty Scholar, Mechanical Science and Engineering
Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs, Mechanical Science and Engineering
Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering
Professor, Bioengineering
Professor, Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering
Professor, Information Trust Institute
Professor, Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Professor, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Recent Publications

Slavens, B. A., Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., & Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T. (2019). A comparison of glenohumeral joint kinematics and muscle activation during standard and geared manual wheelchair mobility. Medical Engineering and Physics, 70, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2019.06.018

Petrucci, M. N., MacKinnon, C. D., & Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T. (2019). Modulation of anticipatory postural adjustments using a powered ankle orthosis in people with Parkinson's disease and freezing of gait. Gait and Posture, 72, 188-194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2019.05.002

Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Muqeet, V., Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T., & Slavens, B. A. (2019). Glenohumeral joint dynamics and shoulder muscle activity during geared manual wheelchair propulsion on carpeted floor in individuals with spinal cord injury. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2019.05.019

Petrucci, M. N., Diberardino, L. A., MacKinnon, C. D., & Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T. (2018). A neuromechanical model of reduced dorsiflexor torque during the anticipatory postural adjustments of gait initiation. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 26(11), 2210-2216. [8486966]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNSRE.2018.2874991

Thompson, N., Zhang, X., Ayala, F., Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T., & Krishnan, G. (2018). Augmented Joint Stiffness and Actuation Using Architectures of Soft Pneumatic Actuators. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2018 (pp. 1533-1538). [8460746] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2018.8460746

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