Dr. Bertram Ezenwa - Publications

Journals and Proceedings

Prasad K, Gupta MM, Nikiforuk P, Ezenwa BN, Ito K, Sterns C, Rebenal P, Singh B, Shah P, " PISA - A New Noninvasive Method for Early Detection and Quantification of Ischemia in Hypertensive Patients", ANGIOLOGY, Vol. 36, pp.75-78, 1985.

Ezenwa BN, Reynolds D, Rowley B, Danset P, "Characterization of The Lower Limb of Quadriplegics for The Design of a Controller for Functional Electrical Stimulation", AUTOMEDICA vol. 11, pp. 43-52, 1989.

Rodgers M, Glaser R, Figoni S, Hooker S, Ezenwa BN, Collins S, Mathews T, Suryaprasad A, Gupta S, "Musculoskeletal responses of spinal cord injured individuals to functional neuromuscular stimulation-induced knee extension exercise training" J Rehabil Res Dev, Vol 28, pp. 19-26, 1991.

Figoni S, Glaser R, Rodgers M, Hooker S, Ezenwa BN, Collins S, Mathews T, Suryaprasad A, Gupta S, "Acute Hemodynamic Responses of Spinal Cord Injured Individuals to Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation-Induced Knee Extension Exercise" J Rehabil Res Dev, Vol. 28, pp. 9-18, 1991.

Ezenwa BN, Glaser R, W. Couch, Figoni S, Rodgers M, "Adaptive Control of Functioning Neuromuscular Stimulation-Induced Knee Extension Exercise" J Rehabil Res Dev, Vol. 28, pp. 1-8, 1991.

Zander JE, King PM, Ezenwa BN. Influence of flooring conditions on lower leg volume following prolonged standing. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 34:279-288, 2004

Glaser R, Suryaprasad A, Gupta S, Servedio F, Davis G, Figoni S, Rodgers M, Ezenwa BN. "Fitness improvements and physiological responses to FES exercise" Rehabil Res Dev Prog Reports 230-231, 1987.

Ezenwa BN, Figoni S, Davis G, Servedio F, Glaser R, and Rodgers M, "Automated Impedance Cardiography and Metabolic Indices Determination" Dayton-VAMC Research Seminar 1988.

Ezenwa BN, Glaser R, Figoni S, Almeyda J "Automated Autonomic Nervous System Function Analysis System". In Proc. IEEE EMBS Conf., 1988 vol. 10, pp 1210-1213.

Ezenwa BN, Gupta M, Nikiforuk P, Prasad K, "A Baseline Tracking Algorithm for Drift Reduction in Electrocardiography" In Proc. IEEE EMBS Conf., 1988 vol. 10 pp 1230-1232.

Ezenwa BN, "FNS-assisted venous return in exercising SCI men" In Proc. RESNA 11th Conf., 1988, vol. 8 pp. 328-329.

Rodgers M, Figoni S, Glaser R, Davis G, Servedio F, Suryaprasad A, Gupta S, Ezenwa BN, "Cardiovascular responses to exercise in young and middle-aged SCI subjects" In Proc. 11th RESNA Conf. 1988, vol. 8 pp. 160-161.

Figoni S, Glaser R, Servedio F, Gupta S, Suryaprasad A, Rodgers M, Ezenwa BN, "FNS-assisted venous return in exercising SCI men". In Proc. 11th RESNA Conf. 1988., vol. 8 pp. 328-329.

Figoni S, Glaser R, D. Hendershot, Gupta S, Suryaprasad A, Rodgers M, Ezenwa BN, Hemodynamic responses of quadriplegics to maximal arm-cranking and FNS Leg cycling exercise. In Proc. IEEE EMBS Conf. 1988, vol. 10 pp. 1636-1637.

Ezenwa BN, Glaser R, Almeyda J "Force-current measurement system for evaluating muscle performance during functional electrical stimulation" in Proc. 12th RESNA 1989, vol. 9, pp. 179-180.

Ezenwa BN, Glaser R, Popper S, Tripp L, Almeyda J, "A technique to monitor muscle performance during L1/M1 anti-G staining maneuver" in Proc. IEEE EMBS Conf. 1989 vol 11, pp 738-740.

Mathews T, Glaser R, Figoni S, Rodgers M, Suryaprasad A, Gupta S, Ezenwa BN, Faghri P, Hooker S. "Evaluation of FES techniques for exercise" Rehabil Res Dev Prog Reports 198-199, 1989.

Suryaprasad, Glaser R, Figoni S, Rodgers M, Ezenwa BN, Gupta S, Faghri P, Hooker S. "FNS-effects upon venous pooling" Rehabil Res Dev Prog Reports 199-200, 1989.

Glaser R, Figoni S, Hooker S, Rodgers M, Ezenwa BN, Suryaprasad A, Gupta S, Mathews T. "Efficiency of FNS leg cycle ergometry" In Proc. IEEE EMBS Conf. 1989 vol 11, pp. 961-963.

Hooker S, Glaser R, Figoni S, Ezenwa BN, Faghri P, Mathews T, Gupta S, Suryaprasad A. "Physiologic responses to simultaneous voluntary arm crank and electrical stimulated leg cycle exercise in quadriplegics" In Proc. IEEE EMBS Conf. 1989 vol. 11 pp. 99-100.

Figoni S, Glaser R, Hooker S, Rodgers M, Ezenwa BN, Faghri P, Suryaprasad A, Gupta S, Mathews T, "Peak hemodynamic responses of SCI subjects during FNS leg cycle ergometry." In Proc. IEEE EMBS Conf. 1989 vol 11 pp. 97-98.

Hooker S, Glaser R, Figoni S, Rodgers M, Ezenwa BN, Faghri P, Mathews T, Gupta S, Suryaprasad A, "Physiologic Training Effects of Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation Leg Cycle Exercise in the Spinal Cord Injured" In Proc. 13th Conf. RESNA, 1990 vol. 10, pp. 165-166.

Kuntzman AJ, Glaser R, R. Shively, Rodgers M, Ezenwa BN, "Muscle fatigue characteristics with FNS-induced contractions" In Proc. 13th Conf. RESNA 1990 vol. 10, pp. 161-162.

Kuntzman AJ, Glaser R, Shively R, Rodgers M, Ezenwa BN, "Muscle fatigue characteristics with FNS-induced contractions" In Proc. 11th RESNA Conf 1990 vol 10 pp. 161-162.

Figoni S, Rodgers M, Glaser R, Hooker S, Faghri P, Ezenwa BN, S. Collins, Mathews T, Suryaprasad A, Gupta S. "Acute physiologic responses of SCI Subjects to FNS knee extension exercise" In Proc 13th RESNA Conf. 1990 vol 10 pp. 157-158.

Hooker S, Glaser R, Figoni S, Rodgers M, Ezenwa BN, Gupta S, Faghri P, Mathews T, Suryaprasad A. "Physiologic training effects of functional neuromuscular stimulation leg cycle exercise in the spinal cord injured" In Proc. 13th RESNA Conf. 1990 vol 10 pp. 165-166.

Hooker S, Figoni S, R Glaser, Ezenwa BN, Faghri P, "Physiologic responses to prolonged electrically-induced leg cycle exercise in the spinal cord injured" Arch Phys Med Rehabil 71:863-869, 1990.

Kuntzman AJ, Glaser R, Rodgers M, Shively R, Ezenwa BN, "Use of Threshold Current Changes as an Index of Responsiveness and Fatigability in Paralyzed Muscle During Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation" In Proc. 14th RESNA 1991 vol.11, pp. 292-293.

Glaser R, Ezenwa BN, Mills B, Couch W, Almeyda J, Kremer D. "FES-assisted leg propelled wheelchair" In Proc 15th RESNA Conf. 1992, vol. 12 pp. 474-476.

Schuttle L, Rodgers M, Ezenwa BN, Glaser R, Zajac F. "Determining the direction of crank acceleration during electrical stimulation-induced leg cycle ergometry". In Proc. 15th Ann RESNA Conf. 1992, vol. 12 pp. 238-240.

Ponichtera J, Mathews T, Glaser R, Ezenwa BN. "A test to determine dynamic exercise capacity and autonomic cardiovascular function in individuals with multiple sclerosis" In Proc 15th RESNA Conf. 1992 vol. 12 pp. 12-14.

Ezenwa BN, Rodgers M, Barre P, Glaser R, Zachary S, "Intraoperative Tendon Tension and Wrist Angle Measurement System" In Proc. Conf. 1991 RESNA vol.11, pp. 402-403.

Ezenwa BN, F. Figoni, Glaser R, Mills B, Couch W, Almeyda J, C. Wu "Computer-controlled hybrid exercise system for SCI individuals" In Proc. 15th RESNA Conf. 1992 vol. 12 pp. 477-479.

Ezenwa BN
, Bismar H, Bator C, "Development of a Robot-Based Work Station for OT Upper Extremity Coordination Therapy" In Proc. 15th IEEE EMBS Conf. 1993, vol.15, pp. 979-980.

Ezenwa BN, Couch W, Wu C, Almeyda J, "Multiple Frequency System for Body Composition Measurement" In Proc. 15th IEEE EMBS 1993 vol.15, pp. 1020-1021.
 
Ezenwa BN, Mills B, Almeyda J, Berta K, Wu C, Couch W, "Increased Reach and Transfer Capabilities for Wheelchair Users" In Proc. 16th Conf. RESNA 1993, vol.13, pp. 335-336.

Ezenwa BN, Souri G, Bismar H, "Voice Input for Displaying Sheets of Paper of Different Sizes" In Proc. 16th IEEE EMBS Conf. 1994, vol. 16, pp. 1410-1411.

Ezenwa BN, "Integrated clinical engineering information systems" In Proc. 19th IEEE EMBS Conf. 1997. vol. 19, pp. 2672-2675.

Ezenwa BN, Computerized Tomography, Computer-Aided Design, Laboratory Trajectory and Animation Knee Joint Abnormality Evaluation. In proc. 26th IEEE Annual Northeast Conf. 2000 pp 71-73.

Ezenwa BN, "Frictionless sliding and rotating system for neuromuscular reserve determination" in Proc. 25th IEEE EMBS Conf. 2003 vol. 25 pp. 878-1880.

Ezenwa BN, McGuire JR "Minimizing the impact of electrode pressure during CMAP evaluation" in Proc. 26th IEEE EMBS Conf.2004. vol. 26, pp. 4733-4736.

Ezenwa BN, McGuire JR. "Technology and method to evaluate neural and muscular responses to unintentional balance destabilization in the elderly" ICADI St. Petersburg FL, USA pp:203-204, 2006.

Kim J, Ezenwa BN. "The effect of neck stiffness on balance control in the elderly" ICADI St. Petersburg FL, USA pp:205-206, 2006.

Ahmad AS, Ezenwa BN. "Evaluation of neuromuscular responses in the elderly during task performance to determine falls susceptibility" ICADI St. Petersburg FL, USA pp: 179-180, 2006.

Ezenwa BN, Burns E, Wilson C. Multiple vibration intensities and frequencies for bone mineral density improvement. In Proc. 30th. IEEE EMBS Conf. 2008 pp. 4186-4189.

Ezenwa BN, Burns E, Unintentional balance destabilization system reliability studies. In Proc. 30th IEEE EMBS Conf. 2008 pp. 4154-4157.

Ezenwa BN, Han TY. Multiple vibration displacements at multiple vibration frequencies stress impact on human femur computational analysis. J Rehabil Res Dev, Vol 48, No 2, pp. 179-190, 2011. 


Master's Degree Advisees

  • 1988: M.S. Thesis by John Buhrman: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wright State University Dayton Ohio: A mathematical model for to analyze control of upright posture and balance
  • 1989: M.S. Thesis by Yichang Chan Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Wright State University Dayton Ohio: Handwritten numerical recognition with neural networks
  • 1992: M.S. Thesis by Clarence Wu: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wright State University Dayton Ohio: Urinary bladder fluid volume measurement using multi-frequency bioimpedance method
  • 2005: M.S. Thesis by Ali Ahmad: College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Evaluation of neuromuscular responses in the elderly during task performance to determine falls susceptibility
  • 2005: M.S. Thesis by JiHyun Kim College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: The effect of neck stiffness on balance control in the elderly

Senior Design Projects

  • G. Gauchy, "Wheelchair Mounting Clamp for a Computer Laptop" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 248-251, 1998.
  • J. Khalife, T. Desantis, "Adjustable Platform for Augmentative Communication Devices" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 252-253, 1998.
  • T. Smith, I. Al-Homoudi, "Mouth Stick Docking Station" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 254-255, 1998.
  • N. Azar, P. Jacovac, "Laptop Computer Carrying System" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 256-257, 1998.
  • Adams, T. Matlock, "Lower Extremity Exercise System" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 258-259, 1998.
  • Kaiser, K. Tomaszewski, "Wheelchair Increase/Egress Bruise Prevention" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 270-273, 1997.
  • M. Piekny, "Modification to Evac Chair" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 274-275, 1997.
  • J. Bowlby, M. Fox, T. Puente, "Design of Force Feed Back System For Stroke Patient" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 276-277, 1997.
  • J. Henderson, L. LaFluur, "Activity Enabling Environment" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 278-279, 1997.
  • M. Hearn, "Paper Guide" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 204-205, 1996.
  • Y. Gang, "Label Position Helper For Students With Cerebral Palsy" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 206-207, 1996.
  • I. Hanna, "Adjustable Weight Bearing Mobile Walker For a Student with Cerebral Palsy" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 208-209, 1996.
  • L. Kaufman, "EVAC Chair Adaptation For Horizontal Patient Transport" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 210-211, 1996.
  • C. Buller, B.N. Davis, "Paper recycling" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 250-251, 1995.
  • R. Debbs, M. Fox, "Recumbent cycling wheelchair" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 252-253, 1995.
  • J. Harris, "Tri-Fold mailing preparation device" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 254-255, 1995.
  • T. Kress, "Event Reminder NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 254-255, 1995.
  • D. Purdy, C. Spoutz, "Aluminum Tin Crushing Device for children with disabilities" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 254-255, 1995.
  • K. Schultz, D. Whitton, "Wheelchair anti-tipping mechanism" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 254-255, 1995.
  • T. Desantis, J. Khalif, K. Kitahara, D. Sutherland, D. Suther, "Automated suction tube positioning for a bed-ridden patient", NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 180-181, 1994.
  • T. Malbouef, S. Mathew, M. Milosic, A. Salem, K. Ventura, "A system to assist a polio quad dress up" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 182-183, 1994.
  • V. Beginin, J. Lyjak, B. Stasa, S. Sterbenz, T. Ziemba, "Wheelchair seating for Spina bifida child", NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 184-185, 1994.
  • C. Booth, F. Huxley, R. Raymond, J. Roberts, "Wheelchair to vehicle transfer system", NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 186-187, 1994.
  • L. Bindon, A. Caudill, B. Hammound, A. Parikh, "Wheelchair posture control system", NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 188-189, 1994.
  • T. Al-Khaled, J. Arney, S. Kubiak, J. Scheuerman, J. Smitterberg, "System to turn loose sheets of different sizes" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 190-191, 1994.
  • D McGowan,T. Schisel, C. Bocher, "Adaptive control of child's seat height" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 250-251, 2002.
  • D McGowan,T. Schisel, C. Bocher, "Weight-assist walker for a child with bilateral upper and lower limb deficiency" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 252-253, 2002.
  • F. Tuchowski, D. Schneider, "Weight-assist walker redesign to facilitate folding" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 348-349, 2003.
  • A Fink, J. Teah, "Adaptive toy car" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 350-351, 2003.
  • L Goto,. Fuller, J. Raczek; "All terrain transporter for two double amputees" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 388-389, 2004.
  • S. Akou, "Acupuncture needle warming and temperature feedback" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 390-391, 2004.
  • M Jordan, J. Talbot, "Adaptation of height-adjustable office chair for stiff knee support" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 392-393, 2004.
  • J. Talbot, N. Jordan, "Seat height control for a child with disabilities" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 394-395, 2004.
  • T. Ton, "Neuromuscular exerciser for a diabetic amputee" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 396-397, 2004.
  • B. Brochtrup, A. Lukic, R. Mendonca, A. Lauer, "Accessible weight scale" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 310-311, 2005.
  • D. McGowan, J. Kim, A. Ahmad, R. Mendonca, A. Sethi, "Accessible exerciser: Handgrip assist" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 312-315, 2005.
  • E. Wall, J. Kim, A. Ahmad, R. Mendonca, A. Sethi ", "Accessible exerciser: Leg support" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 316-317, 2005.
  • C. Soaita, J. Nowak, A. Sethi, A. D'souza, "Transfer lift assist for people who use wheelchairs" NSF Eng. Proj. to aid the Disabled, pp. 318-319, 2005.