Relevant Publications and Presentations

Burnfield JM, Buster TW, Pfeifer CM, Irons SL, Cesar GM, Nelson CA. Adapted motor-assisted elliptical for rehabilitation of children with physical disabilities. Accepted, ASME Journal of Medical Devices.

Pfeifer CM, Rowan D, Buster TW, Cesar GM, Irons SL, Burnfield JM. Design and validation of a heart rate and speed monitoring device with Intelligently Controlled Assistive Rehabilitation Elliptical. Accepted, ASME Journal of Medical Devices.

Williams NA, Burnfield JM. Psychological difficulties and parental well-being in children with musculoskeletal problems in the 2011/2012 National Survey of Children’s Health. Accepted, Rehabilitation Psychology.

Burnfield JM, Cesar GM, Buster TW, Irons SL, Pfeifer CM. Case report: Walking and fitness improvements in child with diplegic CP following motor-assisted elliptical intervention. Accepted, Journal of Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Burnfield JM, Pfeifer CM, Kwapiszeski S, Irons SL, Buster TW, Cesar GM. Impact of ICARE training speed and motor-assistance on cardiovascular response. Accepted, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy.

Pfeifer CM, Whorley BA, Buster TW, Cesar GM, Burnfield JM. Investigation of center of pressure during gait and motor-assisted elliptical training in adults. Accepted, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 2018 Annual Conference.

Huang C-K, Buster TW, Siu K-C, Burnfield JM. Combining virtual reality gaming with motor-assisted elliptical impacts children’s engagement in exercise. Accepted, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 2018 Annual Conference.

Burnfield JM. Robotic ICARE Technology for Walking, Fitness, Balance and Arm Rehabilitation: An Integrated and Affordable Approach. The 4th China Rehabilitation Forum (CRF2018). Shanghai, China. April 20, 2018.

Burnfield JM. Improving Walking and Fitness Following Neurologic Injury: Practical Solutions to Complex Challenges. 2018年中美康复医学与研究论坛 / 2018 Sino-US Rehabilitation Medicine and Research Symposium. Shanghai, China. January 15, 2018.

Cesar GM, Irons SL, Garbin A, Eckels E, Buster TW, Burnfield JM (2017). Child with traumatic brain injury improved gait abilities following intervention with pediatric motor-assisted elliptical training: A case report. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 41(1):84. DOI: 10.1097/NPT.0000000000000156.

Burnfield JM, Cesar G, Buster TW, Irons SL, Nelson CA (2017). Kinematic and muscle demand similarities between motor-assisted elliptical training and walking: Implications for pediatric gait rehabilitation. Gait & Posture, 51:194-200. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.10.018.

Cesar GM, Irons SL, Garbin A, Eckels E, Buster TW, Burnfield JM. Child with traumatic brain injury improved gait abilities following intervention with pediatric motor-assisted elliptical training: A case report (2017). Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. San Antonio, TX, February 15-18, 2017. 

Burnfield JM, Irons SL, Cesar GM, Buster TW, Khot R, Nelson CA (2016). Pedi-ICARE training improves walking and endurance of child with cerebral palsy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(12):e19-e20. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2016.09.053

Burnfield JM, Terryberry-Spohr L, Tran J (2016). Affordable Motor-assisted Elliptical Training to Improve Physical, Cognitive, Psychosocial and Health Outcomes Across Rehabilitation Continuum. 75-minute Symposium, Conference proceedings, 2016 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 93rd Annual Conference: Progress in Rehabilitation Research. Chicago, IL, November 2.

Irons SL, Burnfield JM, Buster TW, Karkowski-Schelar E, Johns E (2016). Individuals with multiple sclerosis improved walking endurance and decreased fatigue following motor-assisted elliptical training intervention. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(10):e34. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2016.08.100

Burnfield JM, Buster TW, Irons SL, Cesar GM, Nelson CA, Rech NR, Nichols EM (2016). Pediatric walking vs. training on prototype motor-assisted elliptical: Kinematic comparison at self-selected comfortable speed. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(10):e99. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2016.08.306

Burnfield JM, Buster TW, Irons SL, Rech N, Cesar GM, Pfeifer CM, Nelson CA (2016). Pediatric Intelligently Controlled Assistive Rehabilitation Elliptical for Walking and Fitness: Prototype Development and Biomedical Analysis [Abstract]. RESNA/NCART (Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America/National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology) 2016 annual convention, July 10-14, Arlington, VA.

Pfeifer CM, Burnfield JM, Kota S, Buster TW, Irons SL, Rowen DA, Nelson CA (2016). Positive Reinforcement System Design for Therapeutic Devices [Abstract]. RESNA/NCART (Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America/National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology) 2016 annual convention, July 10-14, Arlington, VA.

Pfeifer CM, Burnfield JM, Kota S, Buster TW, Irons SL, Sulski C, Nelson CA (2016). Design of a Custom Heart-Rate Control System for the Pediatric Intelligently Controlled Assistive Rehabilitation Elliptical [Abstract]. RESNA/NCART (Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America/National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology) 2016 annual convention, July 10-14, Arlington, VA.

Buster TW, Burnfield JM, Irons SL, Nelson CA, Trejo LH, Leutzinger TJ (2016). Pediatric walking vs. training on a prototype motor-assisted elliptical: kinematic and EMG comparisons at self-selected fast speeds [Abstract]. Conference proceedings, 2016 Annual Meeting Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Memphis, TN, May 17-20, 2016.

Burnfield JM, Irons SL, Buster TW (2016). Individual with progressive supranuclear palsy demonstrates improvements in walking distance and efficiency following a motor-assisted elliptical training intervention [Abstract]. Conference proceedings, 9th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation. Philadelphia, PA, May 12, 2016.

Burnfield JM, Buster TW, Irons SL (2016). Individuals post stroke improved walking endurance and efficiency following motor-assisted elliptical training intervention [Abstract]. Conference proceedings, 9th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation. Philadelphia, PA, May 12, 2016.

Nelson CA, Stolle CJ, Burnfield JM, Buster TW (2015). Synthesis of a rehabilitation mechanism replicating normal gait [Technical Paper]. Conference Proceedings, 14th World Congress in Mechanisms and Machine Science; DOI: 10.6567/IFToMM.14TH.WC.OS1.016. Taipei, Taiwan, October 25-30, 2015.

Irons SL, Brusola GA, Buster TW, Burnfield JM (2015). Novel ICARE Intervention Improves Six-Minute Walk Test and Oxygen Cost for an Individual with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 26(2):36-41

Burnfield JM, Irons SL, Buster TW, Taylor AP, Hildner GA, Shy Y (2014). Comparative analysis of speed's impact on muscular demands during partial body weight support motor-assisted elliptical training. Gait and Posture. 39(1): 314-20.

Buster TW, Burnfield JM, Taylor AP, Stergiou, N (2013). Lower extremity kinematics during walking and elliptical training in individuals with and without traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 37(4): 176-186

Burnfield JM, Shu Y, Buster TW, Taylor A, Nelson CA (2011). Impact of elliptical trainer ergonomic modifications on perceptions of safety, comfort, workout and usability by individuals with physical disabilities and chronic conditions. Physical Therapy, 91(11)1604-1617.

Burnfield JM, Hildner GA, Buster TW, Taylor AP, Shu Y (2011). Speed’s Impact on Muscle Demands during Partial Body Weight Supported Training on a Motorized Elliptical. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92(10): 1700.

Nelson CA, Burnfield JM, Shu Y, Buster TW, Taylor A, Graham A (2011). Modified elliptical machine motor-drive design for assistive gait rehabilitation. Transactions of the ASME Journal of Medical Devices, 5:021001.1-021001.7.

Burnfield JM, Taylor AP, Buster TW, Shu Y, Goldman AJ, Nelson CA (2011). Use of Intelligently Controlled Assistive Rehabilitation Elliptical Trainer to Improve Walking and Fitness during Acute Stroke Rehabilitation. Stroke, 42(3), pg. e326.

Burnfield JM, Goulet C, Buster TW, Cassel AJ, Mills J, Seow CM (2011). Comparison of velocity, muscle demands and perceived exertion during elliptical training and treadmill walking in individuals with and without multiple sclerosis. 2011 Annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Burnfield JM, Shu Y, Buster TW, Taylor AP, Merriman L, Nelson CA (2010). Comparison of lower extremity electromyographic (EMG) demands during ICARE training and walking. American Society of Biomechanics 2010 Annual Meeting. (PDF Download).

Buster TW, Taylor AP, Frazier M, Burnfield JM (2010). Kinematic analysis of five cardiovascular exercises. American Society of Biomechanics 2010 Annual Meeting. (PDF Download).

Burnfield JM (2010). ICARE: An Affordable Technology Designed to Promote Walking and Cardiovascular Fitness During Rehabilitation and Following Discharge. 8th Annual Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association Educational Conference.

Burnfield JM, Shu Y, Buster TW, Taylor AP (2010). Similarity of joint kinematics and muscle demands between elliptical training and walking: Implications for practice. Physical Therapy,90(2):289-305.

Burnfield JM, Buster TW, Taylor A, Keenan S, Shu Y, Nelson CA (2010). Intelligently Controlled Assistive Rehabilitation Elliptical (ICARE) Training: An Analysis of Lower Extremity Electromyographic (EMG) Demands with Varying Levels of Motor Assistance. Online Proceedings, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America's 2010 Annual Conference (PDF Download).

Shu Y, Buster TW, Taylor A, Keenan S, Nelson CA, Burnfield JM (2010). Ergonomic redesign of elliptical trainer to promote greater safety, comfort and usability. Online Proceedings, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America's 2010 Annual Conference (PDF Download).

Burnfield JM, Combs S, Finley M (2010). The Role of Biomechanics in the Management of Upper- and Lower-extremity Dysfunction: Emerging Interventions for Individuals with Neurological Involvement [2 hour short course]. Program, 2010 Annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, pg. 46.

Burnfield JM. Development of the ICARE Trainer to Promote Gait and Cardiovascular Fitness in Individuals with Physical Disabilities (2010). Presented at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Downey, CA. May 27, 2010.

Burnfield JM. Patient-Centered Rehabilitation Research (2010). Presented at Capital City Kiwanis.Lincoln, NE. May 18, 2010.

Burnfield JM (2010). Ergonomics in Health Care: Biomechanical Considerations. Presented at Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association. Green Bay, WS. April 15, 2010.

Burnfield JM (2010). Biomechanical Demands of Transfer and Gait Activities: Promoting Clinician Safety and Therapeutic Patient Outcomes. Presented at Tenth Annual Safe Patient Handling and Movement Conference. Lake Buena Vista, FL. March 31, 2010.

Burnfield JM, Roemmich RT, Scherr T, Buster TW (2009). Comparison of Vastus Lateralis and Medial Hamstring Electromyographic Activity Across Five Cardiovascular Exercises. Supplement to Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 41(5), pgs. S568-569.

Buster TW, Roemmich RT, Doher NJ, Burnfield JM (2009). Comparison of Ankle Muscle Electromyographic Activity Across Five Cardiovascular Exercises. Supplement to Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 41(5), pg. S569.

Taylor AP, Buster TW, Barber BR, Burnfield JM (2009). Comparison of Forefoot and Heel Pressures Across Fast Walking and Four Elliptical Trainer Conditions. Supplement to Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 41(5), pg. S242.

Corbridge LM, Goldman AJ, Shu Y, Buster TW, Burnfield JM (2009). Clinician's Muscle Effort During Partial Body Weight Support Treadmill Training: Is it Hard Work? Online Proceedings, American Physical Therapy Association's 2009 Annual Conference and Exposition.

Burnfield JM, Barber BR, Buster TW, Taylor AP (2009). Plantar Pressures Vary Across Elliptical Trainers and Compared to Walking. Proceedings, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society 14th Annual Meeting, pgs. 116-117.

Buster TW, Goldman AJ, Corbridge LM, Shu Y, Burnfield JM (2009). Partial Body Weight Support Treadmill Training: Clinician's Upper Extremity Muscle Activation During Facilitation of Hemiparetic Limb Movement. Proceedings, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society 14th Annual Meeting,pgs 258-259.

Burnfield JM, Goldman A (2009). The Physical Therapist's Role in Community Based Wellness for Stroke Patients. Presented at Eighth Annual Nebraska Stroke Symposium-Present Challenges and Future Hopes. Omaha, NE. October 12, 2009.

Burnfield JM, Wilkinson H (2009). Breaking Down Barriers to Wellness and Fitness in Persons Living with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities: A Proactive Approach. Presented at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Lincoln, NE. April 15, 2009.

Burnfield JM, Buster TR (2009). Neuroplasticity: Applying Guiding Principles to Help People Relearn to Walk Following an Injury. Presented at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Lincoln, NE. April 8, 2009.

Kulig K, Burnfield JM (2008). The role of biomechanics in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics, 10:1-14.

Kulig K, Burnfield JM (2008). Mechanistic and interventional aspects of movement disorders: The role of biomechanics. Proceedings of the International Congress of the Polish Society of Biomechanics 2008, pgs. 11-18.

Burnfield JM, Buster TW, Provorse A, Takahashi S (2007). Muscular demands during elliptical training compared to overground walking. Physiotherapy, 93(Supplement 1), pg. S179.

Takahashi S, Burnfield JM, Buster TW, Provorse AR (2007). Comparison of Gluteal Muscle Electromyographic Activity across Five Cardiovascular Exercises in Healthy Young Adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 39(5), pg. S255.

2013 da Vinci Awards Winner

In 2013, the ICARE won the international da Vinci Innovation Award in the Recreation and Leisure category.

 

 

 

 

 

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