Presentations

Lai B, Bickel CS, Barstow B, Jovanov E, Rimmer J. Tackling barriers to exercise through tele-exercise for people with SCI: a mixed methods case series. American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, MA, 2016. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 48(5):S103, 2016.

 

Eberhardt, A. W., Pool, S., Bickel, C. S., McGwin, G., Rimmer, J. H., & Malone, L.A. (2015). Development of virtual environment navigation options for individuals post-stroke or with cerebral palsy using Kinect. 2015 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C). Snowbird, UT, June 17-20.

 

Malone, L. A., Padalabalanarayanan, S., Thirumalai, M., Herman, C., Mills, C., Cody, L. B., Ryan, D., & Rimmer, J. H. (2014). Making active video games accessible for youth with physical disabilities. National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (NARRTC) 36th Conference and Annual Meeting. Alexandria, VA, April 24-25.

 

Wilbanks SR, Rogers RR, Pool S, and Bickel CS. Functional Electrical Stimulation Rowing in Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury and Shoulder Pain.  American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, 2015. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 96(10):E59, 2015.

 

APTA Section on Pediatrics and University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT  hosted their Research Summit IV titled “Innovations in Technology for Children with Brain Insults: Maximizing Outcomes” from Oct 15-17. Dr.Rimmer was invited to moderate the entire event and Mr. Thirumalai presented on RecTech projects in a presentation titled: “Advances in Telehealth for Children with Disabilities”.

 

R&D Perspectives:  What We Know and Need to Know to Drive Accessible HIT Policy and Practice – Metrics, Data, and Best Practices

Dr. Rimmer presented at the Interagency Committee on Disability Research on Accessibility and Usability in Health Information Technology (HIT) September 18, 2015.  His Presentation can be found under Panel 4 on the above link.

 

President’s Lecture at the American College of Sports Medicine

James H. Rimmer, Director of RecTech, presented one of the four invited President’s Lectures at the American College of Sports Medicine, 62nd Annual Meeting, 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue in May 2015 in San Diego, CA. In his lecture, From Therapist to Trainer: Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities, Dr. Rimmer discussed RecTech research and a Transformative Exercise Framework that supports a patient-to-participant, rehab-to-wellness model that emphasizes a linkage between physical and occupational therapists and community-based exercise trainers.

RecTech Projects Presentation

J. Rimmer and Sangeetha Padalabalanarayanan presented on RecTech projects at the BME Research Symposium at UAB in March 2015.

 

Use of Telehealth in Children with Disability

J. Rimmer and Mohanraj Thirumalai presented the R3 project, “Use of Telehealth in Children with Disability” at the Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham to over 200 audience participants composed of physicians, nurses, rehab professionals and social workers. This lecture was attended by the entire staff and faculty of Children’s of Alabama and also recorded for on-demand CME credit courses.

Web-Based Telemonitoring

Scott Bickel participated in the following two symposiums at the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine in Toronto, Canada.  October 2014.

(1) Evans N, Nash MS, Hicks A, French J, Cowan R, Bickel CS, Harness E, Sasso E. Getting Fit & Staying Active:  Promoting Long-Term Health and Fitness in the SCI Community. Web Based Telemonitoring.

(2) Nash MS, French J, Evans N, Bickel CS.  Innovative Strategies to Promote Exercise Participation and Adherence Among Individuals With Mobility Impairments. Interactive Web-Based Telemonitoring.

 

Silverman SR and Bickel CS. Shoulder muscle strength ratios and scapular stabilization patterns in adults with spinal cord injury and shoulder pain.  American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL, 2014. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 46(5):S698, 2014

 

Evans N, Nash MS, Hicks A, French J, Cowan R, Bickel CS, Harness E, Sasso E. Getting Fit & Staying Active: Promoting Long-Term Health and Fitness in the SCI Community. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Toronto, Canada, October 2014.

 

Nash MS, French J, Evans N, Bickel CS. Innovative Strategies to Promote Exercise Participation and Adherence Among Individuals With Mobility Impairments. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Toronto, Canada, October 2014.

Rimmer, J., Zhu, W., Padalabalanarayanan, S., Boiarskaia, E., Lullo, C., & Malone, L. A. (2013). Multidimensional accessibility of fitness facilities for people with mobility impairments. 19th International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity. Istanbul, Turkey, July 19-23.

Inaugural UAB Center for Exercise Medicine Symposium

Rectech student, Sean Pool, presented his work titled “Adaptation of gestures for Kinect navigation through a virtual exercise environment by persons with mobility disability” at the inaugural UAB Center for Exercise Medicine Symposium. Click here for more information on the Exercise Medicine Symposium.

RESNA Workshop ’09

RERC RecTech has partnership with Segal Design Institute, Northwestern University. Through this partnership they conducted a workshop at RESNA. The PIs of RERC Bruce Ankenman and Stacy Benjamin presented the session title on “Using rehabilitation projects to teach user-centered design to engineering students”. The workshop discussed many of the best practices that have evolved during this time period, to enable students to successfully implement rehabilitation projects in their design courses with a shorter learning curve.

Specific topics included project selection criteria and evaluation, student/client/user interaction points, and creating effective mockups for user testing. The workshop combined lecture material, video and audience interaction activities.
The workshop had a very good response. When asked for the attendees suggestions they commented that it was a great session and very well designed. Some suggested discussing the problem solution aspects of the program in more detail. In future they have recommended covering topics to show how this works in multi-disciplinary setting and upper level design projects.

For more information about the presentation, click here.

Dr. Rimmer presents at ALATEC Conference

Dr. Rimmer presented on Rectech’s work at ALTEC (Alabama Assistive Technology Expo and Conference). The target audience comprised of Rehabilitation professionals, educators, therapists,  individuals with disabilities, family members, and caregivers. For more information about the conference, click here.

Rectech student presents at American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference

Rectech student, Susan Silverman, presented her work titled “Scapular stabilization contributes to subacromial impingement in manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury” at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference. To view the abstract, click here. For more information on the American College of Sports Medicine, click here.

Dr. Rimmer invited as Keynote Speaker for 5th International State-of-the-Art Congress

Dr. Rimmer spoke on aging, chronic disease, active lifestyle and sports at the 5th International State-of-the-Art Congress in Groningen, Netherlands. Internationally renowned experts presented their views on the current understanding, research, and practice of mobility restoration, exercise and adapted sports in rehabilitation practice. For more information on the conference, click here.