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

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

Recent Publications

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

Kesler, R. M., Bradley, F. F., Deetjen, G. S., Angelini, M. J., Petrucci, M. N., Rosengren, K. S., ... Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T. (2018). Impact of SCBA size and fatigue from different firefighting work cycles on firefighter gait. Ergonomics, 61(9), 1208-1215. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2018.1450999

Angelini, M. J., Kesler, R. M., Petrucci, M. N., Rosengren, K. S., Horn, G. P., & Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T. (2018). Effects of simulated firefighting and asymmetric load carriage on firefighter obstacle crossing performance. Applied Ergonomics, 70, 59-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.02.006

Park, K., Sy, J. F., Horn, G. P., Kesler, R. M., Petrucci, M. N., Rosengren, K. S., & Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T. (2018). Assessing gait changes in firefighters after firefighting activities and while carrying asymmetric loads. Applied Ergonomics, 70, 44-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.01.016

Kesler, R. M., Deetjen, G. S., Bradley, F. F., Angelini, M. J., Petrucci, M. N., Rosengren, K. S., ... Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T. (2018). Impact of SCBA size and firefighting work cycle on firefighter functional balance. Applied Ergonomics, 69, 112-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.01.006

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