Introducing the Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE)
CIDE's research infrastructure supports innovations in healthy living through technology, inclusive environments, independence, empowerment and community participation.
CIDE's Assistive Technology track within the Department of Bioengineering provides students first hand opportunities to learn, research, and develop state-of-the-art technologies to improve human function.
Kelly Waugh from CIDE presents:
A Biomechanical Approach to Managing Abnormal Postures of the Head and Neck.
In this presentation, several common abnormal postures of the head and neck are analyzed using a biomechanical approach, including the forward head posture, persistent neck flexion, full neck extension and lateral tilt of the head.
Body Segment Angles: The key to Understanding Postural Deviations in the Sagittal Plane.
In this presentation, Ms. Waugh delves deep into the distinctions between the relative and absolute body segment angles of the trunk, pelvis and thigh, and how these angles relate to typical postures of the spine and pelvis such as kyphosis, lordosis, and posterior or anterior pelvic tilt.
Body, Seating and Frame Measurements from Assessment to Delivery.
This 3 hour course aims to improve the quality and efficiency of the wheelchair service delivery process through the accurate use and application of standardized linear and angular measures of the body, seating system and wheelchair frame. Using the structure of the wheelchair service delivery process, from assessment to product preparation to delivery and follow-up, we will discuss when and why measures are taken, and how to translate them from the body, to seating system, and to the wheelchair frame in a final prescription.