Publications

Refereed Journal Papers

Agyeman, K., McCarty, T., Multani, H., Mattingly, K., Koziar, K., Chu, J., Liu, C., Kokkoni, E., Christopoulos, V. (2023) Task-based functional neuroimaging in infants: a systematic review. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 17, 1233990. DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2023.1233990

Kokkoni, E., Galloway, J.C. (2021) User-centered Assistive Technology Assessment of a Portable Open-area Body Weight Support System for In-Home Use. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 16(5), 505-512. DOI: 10.1080/17483107.2019.1683236 

Kokkoni, E., Mavroudi, E., Zehfroosh, A., Galloway, J.C., Heinz, J., Vidal, R., Tanner, H.G. (2020) GEARing Smart Environments for Pediatric Motor Rehabilitation. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 17(1), 16. DOI: 10.1186/s12984-020-0647-0 

Kokkoni, E., Stoner, T., Galloway, J.C. (2020) In-Home Mobility Training With a Portable Body Weight Support System of an Infant with Down Syndrome. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 32(4), E76-E82. DOI: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000752 

Kokkoni, E., Liu, Z., Karydis, K. (2020) Development of a Soft Robotic Wearable Device to Assist Infant Reaching. ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, 3(2), 021109. DOI: 10.1115/1.4046397 

Arnold, A., Haworth, J., Moran, V., Abulhasan, A., Steinbuch, N., Kokkoni, E. (2020) Exploring the Unmet Need for Technology to Promote Motor Ability in Children Younger Than 5 Years of Age: A Systematic Review. Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation, 2(2), 100051. DOI: 10.1016/j.arrct.2020.100051 

Peer-reviewed Conference Papers

Sahin, I., Ayazi, M., Mucchiani, C., Dube, J., Karydis, K., Kokkoni, E. (2023) A Fabric-based Pneumatic Actuator for the Infant Elbow: Design and Comparative Kinematic Analysis. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), [In press]

Mucchiani, C., Liu, Z., Sahin, I., Kokkoni, E., Karydis, K. (2023) Robust Generalized Proportional Integral Control for Trajectory Tracking of Soft Actuators toward Application to a Pediatric Wearable Robotic Assistive Device. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), [In press]

Kouvoutsakis, G., Kokkoni, E., Karydis, K. (2022) Using Infant Limb Movement Data to Control Small Aerial Robots. IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL), pp. 287-292. DOI: 10.1109/ICDL53763.2022.9962205 

Sahin, I., Dube, J., Mucchiani, C., Karydis, K., Kokkoni, E. (2022) A bidirectional fabric-based pneumatic actuator for the infant shoulder: Design and comparative kinematic analysis. 31st IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pp. 371-376. DOI: 10.1109/RO-MAN53752.2022.9900571 

Mucchiani, C., Liu, Z., Sahin, I., Dube, J., Vu, L., Kokkoni, E., Karydis, K. (2022) Closed-loop position control of a pediatric soft robotic wearable device for upper extremity assistance. 31st IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pp. 1514-1519. DOI: 10.1109/RO-MAN53752.2022.9900650 

Kouvoutsakis, G., Baxevani, K., Tanner, H.G., Kokkoni, E. (2022) Feasibility of Using the Robot Sphero to Promote Perceptual-Motor Exploration in Infants. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), pp. 850-854. DOI: 10.1109/HRI53351.2022.9889397 

Sahin, I., Bashir, L., Arnold, A., Tanner, H.G., Kokkoni, E. (2021) Network Analysis of an Infant's Motor Actions Performed in a Robot-Assisted Learning Environment. 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pp. 757-762. DOI: 10.1109/RO-MAN50785.2021.9515493 

Dechemi, A., Bhakri, V., Sahin, I., Modi, A., Mestas, J., Peiris, P., Barrundia D.E., Kokkoni, E., Karydis, K. (2021) BabyNet: A Lightweight Network for Infant Reaching Action Recognition in Unconstrained Environments to Support Future Pediatric Rehabilitation Applications. 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pp. 461-467. DOI: 10.1109/RO-MAN50785.2021.9515507 

Kokkoni, E., Arnold, A., Baxevani, K., Tanner, H.G. (2021) Infants Respond to Robots’ Need for Assistance in Pursuing Action-based Goals. Companion of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), pp. 47-51. DOI: 10.1145/3434074.3447126 

Pacheco, C., Mavroudi, E., Kokkoni, E., Tanner, H.G., Vidal, R. (2020) A Detection-based Approach to Multiview Action Classification in Infants. Proceedings of the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), pp. 6112-6119. DOI: 10.1109/ICPR48806.2021.9412822 

Haworth, J., Cooley, D., Kokkoni, E. (2019) Movement History and Skill Level Impact Motor Exploration of Novel Human Machine Interactions: A Preliminary Study. International Society for Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) Proceedings Archive, 37(1), pp. 403-406. commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol37/iss1/99/ 

Peer-reviewed Abstracts

Haworth, J., Dube, J., Kokkoni, E. Presence of Chaos in Arm Swing Dynamics During Walking. Annual Conference of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS), June 2023, High Point, NC.  GCMAS 2023 Proceedings 

Kokkoni, E., Sahin, I., McCarty, T., Galloway, J.C. Effects of Dynamic Body Weight Support on Spontaneous Leg Movement During Standing in Infants. 2022 9th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB), July 2022, Taipei, Taiwan (Hybrid).

Sahin, I., Modi, A., Kokkoni, E. Evaluation of OpenPose for Quantifying Infant Reaching Motion. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), October 2021, Virtual. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.07.728 

Godinez, N., Lopez, S., Mulji, A., Pickle, A., Jayaseelan, P.R., Karydis, K., Kokkoni E. Development and Preliminary Evaluation of a Pneumatic Sitting Postural Device for Infants. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), October 2020, Virtual. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2020.10.033 

Kokkoni, E., Arnold, A., Galloway, J.C., Tanner, H. Assistive Effects of Dynamic Weight Support on Open-area Overground Mobility of Infants With Down Syndrome Over Time: A Report of Two Cases. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), October 2020, Virtual. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2020.10.015 

Agyeman, K., Mattingly, K., Koziar, K., Christopoulos, V., Kokkoni E. Systematic Review of Functional Brain Imaging Techniques in Infant Research: Previous Applications and Future Directions for Assessing Brain Motor Activity. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), October 2020, Virtual. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2020.10.099 

Arnold, A.J., Tasouli-Drakou, V., Galloway, J. C., Tanner, H. G., Kokkoni, E. User and Caregiver Acceptability of a Novel Pediatric Mobility Training Combining Socially Assistive Robots and Body Weight Support Technology. Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), June 2020, Virtual. DOI: 10.1123/jsep.2020-0172 

Arnold, A.J., Mestas, J., Fujimoto, N., Cristobal, J., Galloway, J. C., Tanner, H. G., Kokkoni, E. Combining the Use of Socially Assistive Robots and Body Weight Support Technology to Encourage Infants' Participation in Complex Motor Tasks. Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), June 2020, Virtual. DOI: 10.1123/jsep.2020-0172 

Kokkoni, E., Haworth, J., Cunha, A.B., Galloway, J.C., Rahman, T., Lobo, M.A. Object-oriented Changes in Hand Kinematics and Postural Sway of an Infant Wearing an Arm Exoskeleton. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), November 2019, Chicago, IL. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.10.088 

Haworth, J., Abulhasan, A., Moran, V., Steinbuch, N., Kokkoni E. A Systematic Review of Mobility Rehabilitation Technology for Very Young Children. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), November 2019, Chicago, IL. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.08.450 

Haworth, J., Tol, A., Kokkoni, E. Arm Swing Dynamics During Walking Over Flat and ADA-Compliant Inclined Surfaces. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), November 2019, Chicago, IL. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.10.015