Alicia M Koontz

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint An expert review of the scientific literature on independent wheelchair transfers
    Alicia Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pittsburgh, USA
    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 7:20-9. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Multisite comparison of wheelchair propulsion kinetics in persons with paraplegia
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 44:449-58. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Manual wheelchair propulsion patterns on natural surfaces during start-up propulsion
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories 151R1 H, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, 7180 Highland Dr, 151R1 H, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1916-23. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Design features that affect the maneuverability of wheelchairs and scooters
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:759-64. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint A kinetic analysis of manual wheelchair propulsion during start-up on select indoor and outdoor surfaces
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 42:447-58. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Shoulder kinematics and kinetics during two speeds of wheelchair propulsion
    Alicia M Koontz
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:635-49. 2002
  7. doi request reprint Upper limb kinetic analysis of three sitting pivot wheelchair transfer techniques
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veteran Affairs, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 26:923-9. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Development of custom measurement system for biomechanical evaluation of independent wheelchair transfers
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories 151R1 H, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Dr, 151R1 H, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 48:1015-28. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Shoulder biomechanics during the push phase of wheelchair propulsion: a multisite study of persons with paraplegia
    Jennifer L Collinger
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Systems, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:667-76. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of functional electrical stimulation on trunk musculature during wheelchair propulsion
    Yu Sheng Yang
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 23:717-25. 2009

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. doi request reprint An expert review of the scientific literature on independent wheelchair transfers
    Alicia Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pittsburgh, USA
    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 7:20-9. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to perform a literature review and seek expert opinion on the relevance and strength of the evidence concerning setup and transfer performance...
  2. ncbi request reprint Multisite comparison of wheelchair propulsion kinetics in persons with paraplegia
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 44:449-58. 2007
    ..001). These results imply that rolling resistance is lower at one of the sites and likely due to differences in dynamometer properties. A mechanical method was used to site-normalize the data and enable data pooling for future analyses...
  3. doi request reprint Manual wheelchair propulsion patterns on natural surfaces during start-up propulsion
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories 151R1 H, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, 7180 Highland Dr, 151R1 H, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1916-23. 2009
    ..To classify propulsion patterns over surfaces encountered in the natural environment during start-up and compare selected biomechanical variables between pattern types...
  4. doi request reprint Design features that affect the maneuverability of wheelchairs and scooters
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:759-64. 2010
    ..To determine the minimum space required for wheeled mobility device users to perform 4 maneuverability tasks and to investigate the impact of selected design attributes on space...
  5. ncbi request reprint A kinetic analysis of manual wheelchair propulsion during start-up on select indoor and outdoor surfaces
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 42:447-58. 2005
    ..The differences noted between surfaces highlight the importance of evaluating wheelchair propulsion ability over a range of surfaces...
  6. ncbi request reprint Shoulder kinematics and kinetics during two speeds of wheelchair propulsion
    Alicia M Koontz
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:635-49. 2002
    ..1). Shoulder positioning and the associated peak shoulder loads during propulsion may be important indicators for identifying manual wheelchair users at risk for developing shoulder pain and injury...
  7. doi request reprint Upper limb kinetic analysis of three sitting pivot wheelchair transfer techniques
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veteran Affairs, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 26:923-9. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate differences in shoulder, elbow and hand kinetics while performing three different SPTs that varied in terms of hand and trunk positioning...
  8. ncbi request reprint Development of custom measurement system for biomechanical evaluation of independent wheelchair transfers
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories 151R1 H, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Dr, 151R1 H, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 48:1015-28. 2011
    ..We recommend a minimum of five transfer trials to obtain a reliable measure of transfer technique for future studies...
  9. doi request reprint Shoulder biomechanics during the push phase of wheelchair propulsion: a multisite study of persons with paraplegia
    Jennifer L Collinger
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Systems, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:667-76. 2008
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  10. doi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of functional electrical stimulation on trunk musculature during wheelchair propulsion
    Yu Sheng Yang
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 23:717-25. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to examine how surface electrical stimulation of trunk musculature influences the kinematic, kinetic, and metabolic characteristics, as well as shoulder muscle activity, during wheelchair propulsion...
  11. ncbi request reprint Engineering better wheelchairs to enhance community participation
    Rory A Cooper
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 14:438-55. 2006
    ..This paper summarizes research and development underway aimed at enhancing safety and optimizing wheelchair design...
  12. ncbi request reprint Filter frequency selection for manual wheelchair biomechanics
    Rory A Cooper
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, PA 15206, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:323-36. 2002
    ..Manual wheelchair propulsion kinematic data should be low-pass filtered at approximately 6 Hz for speeds at or below 1.8 m/s. The data presented in the archival literature appear to have been filtered at an appropriate frequency...
  13. ncbi request reprint Investigation of the performance of an ergonomic handrim as a pain-relieving intervention for manual wheelchair users
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories 151R1 H, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Assist Technol 18:123-43; quiz 145. 2006
    ..Results again confirmed that using the NF led to a reduction in the severity of symptoms and to improved functional outcomes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Manual wheelchair pushrim dynamics in people with multiple sclerosis
    Brian T Fay
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Center of Excellence, Highland Drive Medical Center, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:935-42. 2004
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  15. ncbi request reprint Range of motion and stroke frequency differences between manual wheelchair propulsion and pushrim-activated power-assisted wheelchair propulsion
    Thomas A Corfman
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 26:135-40. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the use and efficacy of a pushrim-activated power-assist wheelchair (PAPAW) in the reduction of upper extremity range of motion (ROM) and stroke frequency in manual wheelchair users...
  16. doi request reprint Manual wheeled mobility--current and future developments from the human engineering research laboratories
    Rory A Cooper
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 32:2210-21. 2010
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  17. ncbi request reprint Propulsion patterns and pushrim biomechanics in manual wheelchair propulsion
    Michael L Boninger
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:718-23. 2002
    ..To classify stroke patterns of manual wheelchair users and to determine if different patterns of propulsion lead to different biomechanics...
  18. pmc Biomechanics and strength of manual wheelchair users
    Fabrisia Ambrosio
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 28:407-14. 2005
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  19. ncbi request reprint Does upper-limb muscular demand differ between preferred and nonpreferred sitting pivot transfer directions in individuals with a spinal cord injury?
    Dany Gagnon
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 46:1099-108. 2009
    ..104 to 0.946). These results indicate that direction preference expressed by individuals with SCI when transferring between seats of even height is not explained by relative muscular demand differences...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pushrim biomechanics and injury prevention in spinal cord injury: recommendations based on CULP-SCI investigations
    Michael L Boninger
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 42:9-19. 2005
    ..Future work should include interventional trials and larger studies that allow for more complex statistical models that can further detail the relationship between wheelchair propulsion, user characteristics, and upper-limb injuries...
  21. ncbi request reprint Relation between median and ulnar nerve function and wrist kinematics during wheelchair propulsion
    Michael L Boninger
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Human Engineering Research Laboratories, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, 7180 Highland Drive, 151R 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:1141-5. 2004
    ..To investigate the relation between median and ulnar nerve health and wrist kinematics in wheelchair users...
  22. ncbi request reprint Shoulder magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities, wheelchair propulsion, and gender
    Michael L Boninger
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, and VA Piitsburgh Health Care System Center of Excellence in Wheelchairs and Related Technology, PA 15206, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:1615-20. 2003
    ..To investigate the relationship between pushrim forces and the progression of shoulder injuries in manual wheelchair users...
  23. ncbi request reprint The impact of transfer setup on the performance of independent wheelchair transfers
    Maria Luisa Toro
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, 6425 Penn Ave, Suite 400 151R B, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Hum Factors 55:567-80. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine how selected environmental factors affect transfers and to compare our results to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)...
  24. pmc Validation of grayscale-based quantitative ultrasound in manual wheelchair users: relationship to established clinical measures of shoulder pathology
    Jennifer L Collinger
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 89:390-400. 2010
    ..The primary aim of this study is to establish the validity of grayscale-based quantitative ultrasound (QUS) measures of the biceps and supraspinatus tendons...
  25. pmc Impact of surface type, wheelchair weight, and axle position on wheelchair propulsion by novice older adults
    Rachel E Cowan
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System Center of Excellence in Wheelchairs and Related Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1076-83. 2009
    ..To examine the impact of surface type, wheelchair weight, and rear axle position on older adult propulsion biomechanics...
  26. ncbi request reprint Comparison between overground and dynamometer manual wheelchair propulsion
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Appl Biomech 28:412-9. 2012
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  27. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality and computer-enhanced training applied to wheeled mobility: an overview of work in Pittsburgh
    Rory A Cooper
    Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Assist Technol 17:159-70. 2005
    ..Virtual reality technology will probably become more common in the field of assistive technology, especially given the rapid expansion of gaming technology and the continued exponential growth of computing power...
  28. doi request reprint Basic psychometric properties of the transfer assessment instrument (version 3.0)
    Chung Ying Tsai
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:2456-64. 2013
    ..0), develop a training program for the TAI, and analyze the basic psychometric properties of the TAI 3.0, including reliability, standard error of measurement (SEM), minimal detectable change (MDC), and construct validity...
  29. ncbi request reprint Comparison between overground and dynamometer manual wheelchair propulsion
    Alicia M Koontz
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Center, Pittsburgh, PA, and with the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    J Appl Biomech 28:412-9. 2012
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Proper propulsion
    Alicia M Koontz
    Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, USA
    Rehab Manag 16:18-22. 2003
  31. ncbi request reprint Surface electromyography activity of trunk muscles during wheelchair propulsion
    Yu Sheng Yang
    Human Engineering Research Laboratories 151R1 H, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Systems, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 21:1032-41. 2006
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Upper-limb joint power and its distribution in spinal cord injured wheelchair users: steady-state self-selected speed versus maximal acceleration trials
    Robert Price
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98053, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:456-63. 2007
    ..To compare upper-limb joint power magnitude and distribution between the shoulder, elbow, and wrist during maximal acceleration (MAC) versus steady-state, self-selected speed (SSS) manual wheelchair propulsion...