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NPIAP 2024 Annual Conference

Session: (#16) Wheelchair sitting patterns in a long term care memory care unit

Session: (#41) Can we crack the mobility code? Patient movement and postural patterns in pressure injury development.

Date: Feb 16-17, 2024

Location: San Antonio, Texas

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International Seating Symposium 2020

PLENARY: Why Should I Let Big Brother Monitor My Wheelchair Usage? Let’s Discuss

Educational Video

Visualizing shear strain while raising the head of bed

Design Considerations

Wheelchair In-seat Monitoring Design Considerations Cliff Notes

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How Does it Shape Up? The Role of Individual Factors and Wheelchair Cushion on Buttocks Shape During Sitting


What Happens When You Sit? Explaining Seated Buttocks Deformation

Download slides or posters from past conferences


Jordan, K., S.E. Sonenblum, D. Fyffe, and X. Zhang. Wheelchair Bout Mobility in and out of the Home. in ACRM. 2022. Chicago, IL. <Poster>

Sonenblum, S.E. Using Technology to Explore Seated Anatomy and its Impact on Pressure Ulcer Risk. 2022 European Seating Symposium. 2022. Dublin, Ireland. <Slides>

Sonenblum, S.E., S. Sprigle, and B. Delmore. How does a dressing change sacral tissue deformation. NPIAP 2020 Annual Conference. 2020. Houston, TX. <Poster>

Sonenblum, S.E. Seated Anatomy and its Impact on Pressure Ulcer Risk. International Seating Symposium. 2020. Vancouver, BC, Canada. <Slides>

Sprigle, S., S.E. Sonenblum, and J.J. O’Brien. Transitioning a Research Tool Into a Consumer Product: The Wheelchair In-Seat Activity Tracker. 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference. 2019. Minneapolis, Minnesota. <Poster> <Paper>

Sprigle, S. and S. Sonenblum. Biomechanics of pressure ulcers: Vintage versus contemporary findings. AAWC Pressure Ulcer Summit. 2019. Atlanta, GA. <Slides>

Sprigle, S. and S. Sonenblum. Tissue Strain Under the Sacrum & Coccyx: By Supine Posture and Skeletal Morphology. NPUAP. 2019. St. Louis, MO. <Poster>

Sonenblum, S.E., S. Sprigle, M. Shea, K. Waugh, and T. Dyson-Hudson. How does it shape up? Buttocks shape across wheelchair cushions. RehabWeek2019. 2019. Toronto, Canada. <Poster>

Fyffe, D., S. Sonenblum, and T. Dyson-Hudson. Personal and Cultural Factors Associated with Functional Independence in SCI. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2019. Chicago, IL. <Poster>

Sonenblum, S.E. and C. Maurer. Seat Elevators in Everyday Life. International Seating Symposium. 2018. Vancouver, BC, Canada. <Slides>

Sonenblum, S.E. Using Imaging to Describe Tissue Responses to Loading. AAWC Pressure Ulcer Summit. 2018. Atlanta, GA. <Slides>

Sonenblum, S.E. and N. Petrone. From pressure to deformation… the buttocks response to sitting. International Seating Symposium. 2018. Vancouver, BC, Canada. <Slides>

Misch, J.P. and S. Sonenblum. Repeatability and Reliability of Tissue Compliance Tester Over Bony Anatomy. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference. 2018: Washington, D.C. <Poster>

Sonenblum, S.E. and T. Dyson-Hudson. You Got to Move it, Move it! 32nd International Seating Symposium. 2016. Vancouver, BC, Canada. <Slides>

Crane, B., T. Hetzel, and S.E. Sonenblum. Clinical Application of the Dispersion Index. 32nd International Seating Symposium. 2016. Vancouver, BC, Canada. <Slides>