Recent Publications

(updated August 2018)

All the publications are categorized into Peer-reviewed journal papers, Book chapters, or Conference papers.

Click a title in blue to open the abstract. Keywords are in italic.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

 New   Alabdulkarim, S. and Nussbaum, M. A. (2019). Influences of different exoskeleton designs and tool mass on physical demands and performance in a simulated overhead drilling task, Applied Ergonomics, 74, 55-66.

Exoskeleton, Wearable assistive device, Intervention

 New   Madigan, M. L., Aviles, J., Allin, L. J., Nussbaum, M. A., and Alexander, N. B. (2018). A Reactive Balance Rating Method That Correlates With Kinematics After Trip-like Perturbations on a Treadmill and Fall Risk Among Residents of Older Adult Congregate HousingThe Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 73(9), 1222–1228.

Balance-biomechanics, Exercise, Falls, Gait, Biomechanics

 New   Mokhlespour Esfahani, M.I. and Nussbaum, M. A. (2018). Preferred Placement and Usability of a Smart Textile System vs. Inertial Measurement Units for Activity Monitoring. Sensors, 18(8), 2501 (15 pages).

Smart textile system, inertial measurement unit, wearable sensor, usability, placement, smart shirt, smart socks

Acasio, J. C., Butowicz, C. M., Golyski, P. R., Nussbaum, M. A. and Hendershot, B. D. (2018). Associations between trunk postural control in walking and unstable sitting at various levels of task demand. Journal of Biomechanics, 75, pp.181-185.

Center of pressure, Sample entropy, Lyapunov exponents, Biomechanics, Trunk stability

Kim, S., Nussbaum, M.A., Mokhlespour Esfahani, M.I., Alemi, M.M., Alabdulkarim, S. and Rashedi, E. (2018). Assessing the influence of a passive, upper extremity exoskeletal vest for tasks requiring arm elevation: Part I – “Expected” effects on discomfort, shoulder muscle activity, and work task performance. Applied Ergonomics, 70, pp. 315-322.

Overhead work; Exoskeleton; Intervention

Kim, S., Nussbaum, M.A., Mokhlespour Esfahani, M.I., Alemi, M.M., Jia, B., and Rashedi, E. (2018). Assessing the influence of a passive, upper extremity exoskeletal vest for tasks requiring arm elevation: Part II – “Unexpected” effects on shoulder motion, balance, and spine loading. Applied Ergonomics, 70, pp.323-330.

Overhead work; Exoskeleton; Intervention

Allin, L. J., Nussbaum, M. A. and Madigan, M. L. (2018). Feet kinematics upon slipping discriminate between recoveries and three types of slip-induced falls. Ergonomics, 61(6), pp. 866-876.

Slips, falls, balance, training, biomechanics


Conference Papers

Christian, M. and Nussbaum, M.A. (2015) Biomarker responses to static axial trunk loading and unloading. Proceedings of the 4th Annual World Conference of the Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. October 19-21, pp. 38-43.