Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Awards & News
  • Kurt Beschorner has been promoted to Associate Professor, effective 9/1/2017.

The following contract and grant have recently been awarded:

  • NIOSH Contract #200-2017-M-93993 (PI: Beschorner), Develop Design Specifications for Apparatus to Slip Test Boots, 8/1/2017-7/31/2018
  • NIH 1 R21 HD079254 (PI: Cham/Iverson), Role of Attention in Balance and Mobility in Autism Spectrum Disorders

The following manuscripts have recently been published:

  • Redfern MS, Chambers AJ, Jennings JR, Furman JM, 2017, Sensory and motoric influences on attention dynamics during standing balance recovery in young and older adults, Experimental Brain Research 235(8), 2523-2531.
  • Nadkarni N, Oscar L, Subashan P, Studenski S, Snitz B, Ericksen K, Mathis C, Nebes R, Redfern MS, Klunk W, 2017, Cerebral amyloid deposition and dual-tasking in cognitively normal, mobility unimpaired older adults, J Gerontology: Medical Sciences 72(3), 431-437.

The following abstracts have recently been accepted:

  • Driggers JW, McMurtry SF, Wiltman SA, Chambers AJ, 2017, Validating a Novel 3D Scanner Approach for Measuring Leg Swelling During Prolonged Standing, American Society of Biomechanics, Boulder, CO.
  • Pliner EM, Beschorner KE, 2017, Applied hand-rung forces after a ladder perturbation, American Society of Biomechanics, Boulder, CO.
  • Hemler S, Charbonneau D, Beschorner KE, 2017, Effects of Shoe Wear on Slipping – Implications for Shoe Replacement Threshold, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Austin, TX.
  • Iraqi A, Beschorner KE, 2017, Vertical ground reaction forces during unexpected human slips, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Austin, TX.
  • Merrill ZF, Chambers AJ, Cham R, 2017, Impact of Age and Body Mass Index on Anthropometry in Working Adults, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Austin, TX.
  • Pliner EM, Beschorner KE, 2017, Effects of Ladder Climbing Patterns on Fall Severity, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Austin, TX.
  • Wiltman SA, Chambers AJ, 2017, Weight Shifting Strategies and Discomfort during Prolonged Standing, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Austin, TX.
  • Beschorner KE, Jones TG, Iraqi A, 2017, The Combined Benefits of Slip-Resistant Shoes and High-Traction Flooring on Coefficient of Friction Exceeds Their Individual Contributions, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Austin, TX.