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Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Child Abuse

  1. Thompson A, Bertocci G, Rice W, Pierce MC. Pediatric Short-Distance Household Falls: Biomechanics and Associated Injury Severity. Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol 43; 143-150, 2011.
  2. Thompson AK, Bertocci G, Pierce MC. Assessment of Head Injury Risk Associated with Feet-First Free Falls in 12-Month-Old Children Using an Anthropomorphic Test Device. Journal of Trauma, Vol 66, No 4; 1019-1029, April 2009.
  3. Chadwick D, Bertocci G, Castillo E, Frasier L, Gunther E, Hansen K, Herman B, Krous H. The Annual Risk of Death from Short Falls of Young Children: Less Than One in a Million. Pediatrics, Vol. 121 No. 6; 1213-1224, June 2008.
  4. Pierce MC, Bertocci G. Injury Biomechanics and Child Abuse. Annual Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, Vol 10; 85-106, 2008.
  5. Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Applications of Biomechanics Aiding in the Diagnosis of Child Abuse, Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Vol 7, No 3; 194-199, Sept, 2006.
  6. Bertocci G, Fractures Resulting from Inflicted Trauma: Assessing Injury and History Compatibility, Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Vol 7, No 3; 143-148, Sept, 2006.
  7. Bertocci G, Bonshek R, Giangrande P, Gregson R, Jaspan T, Shaken Baby Syndrome Before The Court of Appeal, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 91; 205-206, 2006.
  8. Deemer E, Bertocci GE, Pierce MC, Aguel F, Janosky J, Vogeley E, Influence of Wet Surfaces and Fall Height on Pediatric Injury Risk in Feet First Freefalls as Predicted Using a Test Dummy, Medical Engr and Physics, Vol 27, 2005.
  9. Pierce MC, Bertocci GE, Janosky J, Aguel F, Deemer E, Moreland M, Boal D, Garcia S, Herr S, Zuckerbraun N, Vogeley E. Femur Fractures Resulting from Stair Falls in Children: An Injury Plausibility Model. Pediatrics, Vol 115, June 2005.
  10. Bertocci GE, Pierce MC, Deemer E, Aguel F, Janosky JE, Vogeley E. Influence of Fall Height and Impact Surface on Biomechanics of Feet-First Free Falls in Children. Injury, Vol 25 (4): 417-424, 2004. 
  11. Pierce MC, Bertocci GE, Vogeley E, Moreland M. Evaluating Long Bone Fractures in Children: A Qualitative Biomechanical Approach with Illustrative Cases. Child Abuse and Neglect, May 2004.
  12. Bertocci GE, Pierce MC, Deemer E, Aguel F, Janosky JE, Vogeley E. Using Test Dummy Experiments to Investigate Pediatric Injury Risk in Simulated Short Distance Falls. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, May 2003.
  13. Pierce MC, Bertocci GE, Berger R, Vogeley E. Injury Biomechanics for Aiding in the Diagnosis of Non-accidental Head Trauma. Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, Vol 13, 2002.
  14. Vogeley E, Pierce MC, Bertocci GE. Experience with Wood's Lamp Illumination and Digital Photography in the Documentation of Bruises on Human Skin. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Vol 156, Mar 2002.
  15. Bertocci GE, Pierce MC, Deemer E, Aguel F. Computer Stair Fall Simulation to Investigate Scenarios in Child Abuse. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Vol 155, No 9, Sept 2001. One of Top 10 Articles - American Academy of Pediatrics: Injury Section

 

Wheelchair Transportation Safety

  1. Frost K, van Roosmalen L, Bertocci G, Wheeled mobility device transportation safety in fixed route and demand-responsive public transit vehicles, Assistive Technology (In Press, Mar 2011).

  2. Frost K, Bertocci G, Sison S. Ingress/Egress Incidents Involving Wheelchair Users in a Fixed-Route Public Transit Environment. in press, Journal of Public Transportation, Vol 13(4): 41-62. 2010.
  3. Salipur Z, Bertocci G. Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant Restraint Loading Associated with an Adult Manual Transit Wheelchair in Rear Impact. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, Vol 47(2); 143-150, 2010.
  4. Salipur Z, Bertocci G. Development and Validation of Rear Impact Computer Simulation Model of an Adult Manual Transit Wheelchair with a Seated Occupant. Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol 32; 66-75, 2010.
  5. Fuhrman S, Karg P, Bertocci G. Chracterization of Pediatric Wheelchair Kinematics and Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant Restraint System Loading During Rear Impact. Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol 32(3); 280-286, April 2010.
  6. D'Souza R, Bertocci G. Development and Validation of a Computer Crash Simulation Model of an Occupied Adult Manual Wheelchair Subjected to a Frontal Impact. Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol 32(3); 272-279, April 2010.
  7. Frost K, Bertocci G. Retrospective Review of Adverse Incidents Involving Passengers Seated in Wheeled Mobility Devices While Traveling in Large Accessible Transit Vehicles. Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol 32(3); 230-236, April 2010.
  8. Karg P, Buning ME, Bertocci G, Fuhrman S, hobson D, Manary M, Schneider S, van Roosmalen L. State of Science Workshop on Wheelchair Transportation Safety. Assistive Technology, Vol 21(3); 115-160, 2009.
  9. Fuhrman S, Karg P, Bertocci, G. Effect of Wheelchair Headrest Use During Rear Impact on Pediatric Head and Neck Injury Risk Outcomes. Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol 40(4); 1595-1603, July 2008.
  10. Buning ME, Armstrong C, Bertocci G, Fitzgerald S, Riding a Bus While Seated in a Wheelchair: Attitudes, Behavior and Knowledge of Safety Practices, Assistive Technology, Vol 19.4, Dec 2007.
  11. Ha D, Bertocci G, Jategaonkar R, Development and Validation of a Frontal Impact 6 Yr Old Wheelchair Seated Occupant Computer Model, Assistive Technology, Vol 19.4, Dec 2007.
  12. Wolf P, van Roosmalen L, Bertocci G, Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant Restraint System Issues in the Real World and Virtual World: Ethnography Meets Computer Simulation, Assistive Technology, Vol 19.4, Dec 2007.
  13. Ha D, Bertocci G, Injury Risk of a 6 Year Old Wheelchair Seated Occupant in a Frontal Motor Vehicle Impact – Sled Testing Analysis, Medical Engr and Physics, Volume 29, Issue 7; 729-738, September 2007.
  14. Schneider L , Hobson D, Bertocci G, Development of Voluntary Equipment Standards for Transportation Safety of Wheelchair Users, Assistive Technology, in press, Spring 2007.
  15. Van Roosmalen L, Reed M, Bertocci GE. Pilot Study of Saftey Belt Usability for Vehicle Occupants Seated in Wheelchairs. Assistive Technology, Vol 17 (1), Spring 2005.
  16. Manary M, Woodruff L, Bertocci G, Schneider L. Patterns of Seating System Failures and Kinematics in Frontal Crash Tests of Commercial Wheelchairs. submitted to Assistive Technology, Feb 2005.
  17. Geyer MJ, Brienza DM, Bertocci GE, Crane B, Hobson D, Karg P, Schmeler M, Trefler E. Wheelchair Seating: A State of the Science Report. Assistive Technology, Vol 15 (2): 120-128, Winter 2003.
  18. Bertocci GE, van Roosmalen L. Wheelchair Caster Loading During Frontal Impact. Assistive Technology, Vol 15 (2), Winter 2003.
  19. Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Brienza DM, van Roosmalen L, Koontz AM, LoPresti E, Spaeth DM, Bertocci GE, Guo SF, Buning ME, Schmeler M, Geyer MJ, Fitzgerald SG, Dan Ding D, Pittsburgh Wheelchair and Seating Biomechanics Research Program, Journal of Society of Biomechanisms, Vol 27: 144-157, 2003.
  20. Bertocci GE, Souza A, Szobota S. The Effects of Wheelchair Seating Stiffness and Energy Absorption on Occupant Frontal Impact Kinematics and Submarining Risk using Computer Simulation. Journal of Rehab research and Development, Vol 40, No 2, Mar/Apr 2003.
  21. Ha D, Bertocci GE, Deemer E, Karg P. Evaluation of Wheelchair Sling Back and Seat Crashworthiness. Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol 24, 2002.
  22. Van Roosmalen L, Bertocci GE, Hobson D, Karg P. Preliminary Evaluation of Wheelchair Occupant Restraint System Usage in Motor Vehicles. Journal of Rehab Research and Development, Vol 39 (1), Jan/Feb 2002.
  23. Van Roosmalen L, Bertocci GE, Ha D, Karg P. Feasibility of a Wheelchair Integrated Occupant Restraint Concept in Frontal Impact. Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol 23, 2001.
  24. Bertocci GE, Manary M, Ha D. Wheelchairs used as Seats in Motor Vehicles: Seat Loading in Frontal Impact Testing. Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol 23, 2001.
  25. Bertocci GE, Ha D, van Roosmalen L, Karg P, Deemer E. Evaluation of Wheelchair Drop Seat Crashworthiness. Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol 23, No 4, May 2001.
  26. Bertocci GE, Ha D, Deemer E, Karg P. Evaluation of Wheelchair Seating Crashworthiness: Drop Hook Type Attachment Hardware. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol 82 (4), Apr 2001.
  27. Bertocci GE, Evans J. Injury Risk Assessment of Wheelchair Occupant Restraint Systems in a Frontal Crash: A Case for Integrated Restraints. Journal of Rehab Research and Development, Vol 37 (5), Oct 2000.
  28. Ha D, Bertocci GE, Deemer E, van Roosmalen L, Karg P. Evaluation of Wheelchair Seating System Crashworthiness: Combination Wheelchair Seat Back Surfaces and Attachment Hardware. Journal of Rehab Research and Development, Vol 37 (5), Oct 2000.
  29. Bertocci GE, Szobota S, Ha D, van Roosmalen L. Development of Frontal Impact Crashworthy Wheelchair Seating Design Criteria using Computer Simulation. Journal of Rehab Research and Development, Vol 37 (5), Oct 2000.
  30. Van Roosmalen L, Bertocci GE, Ha D, Karg PE. Proposed Test Method and Evaluation of Wheelchair Seating System Crashworthiness. Journal of Rehab Research and Development, Vol 37 (5), Oct 2000.
  31. Bertocci GE, Digges K, Hobson DA. Development of a Wheelchair Occupant Injury Risk Assessment Method and its Application in the Investigation of Wheelchair Securement Point Influence on Frontal Crash Safety. IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol 8, No 1, Mar 2000.
  32. Bertocci GE, Digges K, Hobson DA. Computer Simulation and Sled Test Validation of a Powerbase Wheelchair and Occupant Subjected to Frontal Crash Conditions. IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol 7, No 2, June 1999.
  33. Bertocci GE, Esteireiro J, Cooper RA, Young TM, Thomas C. Testing and Evaluation of Wheelchair Caster Assemblies Subjected to Dynamic Crash Loading. Journal of Rehab Research and Development, Vol 36, No 1, Jan 1999.
  34. Bertocci GE, Karg P, Hobson D. Wheeled Mobility Device Database for Transportation Safety Research and Standards. Assistive Technology, Vol 9 (2), 1997.
  35. Bertocci GE, Hobson DA, Digges K. Development of Transportable Wheelchair Design Criteria Using Computer Crash Simulation. IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol 4, No 3, Sept 1996.
  36. Bertocci GE, Digges K, Hobson DA. Shoulder Belt Anchor Location Influences on Wheelchair Occupant Crash Protection. Journal of Rehab Research and Development, Vol 133, No 3, July 1996.

 

Canine Rehabilitation and Biomechanics

  1. Brown N, Bertocci G, Marcellin-Little D, Evaluation of varying morphological parameters on the biomechanics of a cranial cruciate ligament-deficient or intact canine stifle joint with a computer simulation model. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2014; 75(1):26-33.
  2. Brown N, Bertocci G, Marcellin-Little D, Development of a canine stifle computer model to evaluate cranial cruciate ligament deficiency. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology 2013; 13(2):1350043-1350071.


Othopedic Rehabilition

  1. RV Topp, KL Frost. Resistance Training Strategies for Individuals With Osteoarthritis, in Innovative Muscular Strength, Power and Endurance Training, AM Swank & P Hagerman, Editors, Delmar Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, NY, 2010.
  2. Jaggers JR, Swank AM, Frost KL, Lee CD, The acute effects of dynamic and ballistic stretching on vertical jump height, force, and power, J Strength Cond Res. 2008 Nov;22(6):1844-9.

  3. Nyland J, Frost K, Quesada P, Angeli C, Swank A, Topp R, Malkani AL. Self-reported chair-rise ability relates to stair-climbing readiness of total knee arthroplasty patients: A pilot study, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 2007;44(5):751-60.

  4. Jaggers JR, Simpson CD, Frost KL Quesada PM, Topp R, Swank AM, Nyland J, Prehabilitation Before Knee Arthroplasty Increases Postsurgical Function: A Case Study, J of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2007, Vol 21 (2): 632-634.

  5. Frost KL, Bertocci GE, Wassinger CA, Munin MC, Burdett RG, Fitzgerald S, Isometric Performance Following Total Hip Replacement and Rehabilitation, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 2006, 43(4): 435-444.

  6. Frost KL, Topp RV, Physical Activity Prescription for the Hypertensive Patient, Nurse Pract, 2006, Vol 31(4): 29-37.

  7. Topp RV, Frost KL, Exercise for the Inactive Hypertensive Patient, Ethnicity and Disease, 2006, Vol 16(S4): S27-S34.

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  9. Jaggers JR, Swank AM, Frost KL, Lee CD, The acute effects of dynamic and ballistic stretching on vertical jump height, force, and power, J Strength Cond Res. 2008 Nov;22(6):1844-9.

  10. Nyland J, Frost K, Quesada P, Angeli C, Swank A, Topp R, Malkani AL. Self-reported chair-rise ability relates to stair-climbing readiness of total knee arthroplasty patients: A pilot study, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 2007;44(5):751-60.

  11. Jaggers JR, Simpson CD, Frost KL Quesada PM, Topp R, Swank AM, Nyland J, Prehabilitation Before Knee Arthroplasty Increases Postsurgical Function: A Case Study, J of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2007, Vol 21 (2): 632-634.

  12. Frost KL, Bertocci GE, Wassinger CA, Munin MC, Burdett RG, Fitzgerald S, Isometric Performance Following Total Hip Replacement and Rehabilitation, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 2006, 43(4): 435-444.

  13. Frost KL, Topp RV, Physical Activity Prescription for the Hypertensive Patient, Nurse Pract, 2006, Vol 31(4): 29-37.

  14. Topp RV, Frost KL, Exercise for the Inactive Hypertensive Patient, Ethnicity and Disease, 2006, Vol 16(S4): S27-S34.

  15. Bertocci GE, Munin MC, Frost KL, Burdett R, Wassinger C, Fitzgerald SG. Isokinetic Performance Following Total Hip Replacment. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol 83, Jan 2004.

 

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

 

Child Abuse

  1. Thompson A, Bertocci G, Rice W, Pierce MC. Pediatric Short-Distance Household Falls: Biomechanics and Associated Injury Severity. accepted for Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma Conference, Atlanta, GA, Sept 2010.
  2. Rice W, Pierce MC, Thompson A, Kim I, Bertocci G. Investigation of Injury Risk Associated with Common Household Falls in Children. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, May 2010.
  3. Thompson A, Bertocci G, Rice W, Pierce MC. Biomechanics of Pediatric Short-Distance Household Falls: Relationships with Injury Severity. Research Louisville, Louisville, KY, Oct 2009.
  4. Hemberger E, Bertocci G, Frost K, Pierce MC, Identification of a Low Risk Zone for Pediatric Buckle Femur Fractures, Dean’s Special Commendation Award, University of Louisville, Research Louisville, Louisville, KY, Oct 2007.
  5. Sison S, Knight A, Bertocci G, Assessing Kinematics of Pediatric Falls Using an Anthropomorphic Test Device,  IBM/Rockwell Collegiate Poster Competition Finalist, Society of Women’s Engineers Conference, Nashville, TN, Oct 2007.
  6. Knight A, Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Campbell-Kyureghyan N, Head Injury Risk Associated With Falls From Standing In Children And The Influence Of Joint Stiffness, Recipient of Travel Award, Injury Biomechanics Symposium, Columbus OH, May 2007.
  7. Knight A, Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Effect of Joint Stiffness on Head Injury Risk in Pediatric Falls, University of Louisville, Engineering Expo, Louisville KY, March 2007.
  8. Hemberger E, Bertocci G, Frost K, Pierce MC, Identification of a Low Risk Zone for Pediatric Spiral Femur Fractures, University of Louisville, Research Louisville, Engineering Collaboration Award – 2nd Place, Oct 2006.
  9. Bialczak K, Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Knight A, Pediatric Bed Fall Computer Simulation Model Development And Validation, 1st Place Winner of Masters Level Scientific Paper Competition, ASME Bioengineering Conference, Amelia Island, FL, June, 2006.
  10. Knight A, Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Bialczak K. Head Injury Risk Associated with Feet-First Free Falls in Children and Influence of Impact Surface Type. 2nd Place Winner of Masters Level Scientific Paper Competition, ASME Bioengineering Conference, Amelia Island, FL, June, 2006.
  11. Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Knight A, Bialczak K, Kaczor K, Deemer E, Head Injury Risk Associated With Free Falls From Varying Heights in Children, Pediatric Academic Society Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 2006.
  12. Pierce MC, Bertocci G, Kaczor K, Lorenz D, O’Flynn J, Development of a Predictive Model for Differentiating Abusive and Non-Abusive Trauma Based on Bruising Characteristics, Pediatric Academic Society Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 2006.
  13. Bialczak K, Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Knight A. Pediatric Bed Fall Computer Simulation Model Development and Validation. University of Louisville, Engineering Expo, Louisville, KY, March 2006.
  14. Knight A, Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Bialczak K, Head Injury Risk Associated With Feet-First Free Falls In Children And Influence Of Impact Surface Type, University of Louisville Engineering Expo, Louisville, KY March 2006.
  15. Pierce MC, Bertocci G, Femur Fractures Resulting From Stairfalls: An Injury Plausibility Model, International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA, Jan, 2006.
  16. Pierce MC, Bertocci G, Aguel F, Deemer E, Kaczor K, Vogeley E, An Immature Animal Model For Comparing Energies To Failure For Fracture Types Associated With Child Abuse, International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA, Jan, 2006.
  17. Knight A, Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Bialczak K, Deemer E, Head Injury Risk Associated with Free Falls in Children, Research Louisville, Louisville, KY, Nov 2005.
  18. Bialczak K, Bertocci G, Spivack B, Knight A, Deemer E. A Child Abuse Investigation: Evaluation of Exersaucer Accelerations Attained During Spinning. University of Louisville, Research Louisville, Louisville, KY, Nov 2005.
  19. Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Deemer E, Aguel F, Janosky J, Vogeley E. Humerus Fracture Risk Associated with Bed Falls in Children. Pediatric Academic Society Conference, Washington DC, May 2005.
  20. Pierce MC, Bertocci G, Aguel F, Deemer E, Kaczor K, Vogeley E. An Immature Animal Model for Comparing Energies to Failure for Fracture Types Associated with Child Abuse. Pediatric Academic Society Conference, Washington DC, May 2005.
  21. Deemer E, Bertocci G, Pierce MC. Humerus Loading Associated with Bed Falls. Winner - Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, Engineering Expo, Louisville, KY, Feb 2005.
  22. Bertocci G, Deemer E, Pierce MC, Aguel F, Janosky J, Vogeley E. Humerus Injury Risk Associated with Bed Falls in Children. University of Louisville, Research Louisville, Louisville, KY, Nov 2004.
  23. Zuckerbaum N, Deemer E, Aguel F, Szcepanski J, Vogeley E, Janosky J, Bertocci G, Pierce MC. Biodynamic Evaluation of Playground Falls Resulting in Humeral Fractures: A Pilot Study. American Academy of Pediatrics, San Francisco, CA, Oct 2004.
  24. Deemer E, Aguel F, Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Janosky J, Vogeley E. Influence of Wet Surfaces and Fall Height on Pediatric Injury Risk in Feet First Falls as Predicted using an ATD. ASME Bioengineering Conference, Key Biscayne, FL, Jun 2003.
  25. Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Deemer E, Aguel F, Janosky J, Vogeley E. Using an Experimental Test Dummy to Investigate Pediatric Injury Risk in Simulated Bed Falls. Pediatric Academic Society Conference, Seattle, WA, May 2003.
  26. Pierce MC, Bertocci G, Femur Fractures Resulting from Stair Falls: An Injury Plausibility Model, Pediatric Academic Society Conference, Seattle, WA, May 2003.
  27. Pierce MC, Bertocci G. Development of a Radiographic and Biomechanical Model for Evaluation of Pediatric Femur Fractures. Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Research Conference, La Jolla, CA, Aug 2002.
  28. Pierce MC, Bertocci G, Kambic H, Valdevit A. Prediction of Pediatric Bone Strength Based on Radiographic Geometry and DEXA: An in vitro Porcine Model for Infant Femur Fracture, Orthopaedic Research Society, July 2001.
  29. Deemer E, Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Aguel F, Vegeley E. Influence of Accident Environment on Pediatric Fall Biomechanics: A Means to Investigate Potential Child Abuse Cases. ASME Bioengineering Conference, Snowbird, UT, Jun 2001.
  30. Aguel F, Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Deemer E, Vogeley E. Comparison of Biomechanical Measures Associated with Common Falsely Reported Scenarios in Child Abuse using Computer Simulations. ASME Bioengineering Conference, Snowbird, UT, Jun 2001.
  31. Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Deemer E, Aguel F, Vogeley E. Femur Fractures and Child Abuse: Engineering Principles to Develop a Radiographic Model for Evaluating Bone Strength and Likelihood of Fracture. ASME Bioengineering Conference, Snowbird, UT, Jun 2001.
  32. Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Aguel F, Deemer E, Vogeley E, Szczepanski J. Energy Associated with Pediatric Accidents Resulting in Femur Fractures: A Means to Differentiate Between Accidents and Abuse. Pediatric Academic Society Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 2001.
  33. Pierce MC, Bertocci G, Vogeley E, Deemer E, Aguel F, Szczepanski J. Resultant Fracture Types from Known Injury Mechanisms: Development of a Database for Identification of Potential Child Abuse Fractures. Pediatric Academic Society Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 2001.
  34. Bertocci G, Deemer E, Pierce MC, Aguel F, Vogeley E. Computer Simulation of Falsely Reported Injury Mechanisms in Child Abuse: Influence of Fall Height and Surface Type. Pediatric Academic Society Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 2001.
  35. Pierce MC, Bertocci G, Kambic H, Valdevit A. Prediction of Pediatric Bone Strength Based on Radiographic Geometry and DEXA: An in vitro Porcine Model for Infant Femur Fracture. Orthopaedic Research Society, July 2000.
  36. Pierce MC, Bertocci G, Janosky J, Hani J, Deemer E, Aguel F. Biomechanical and Biological Characterization of Accidental Femoral Fractures in Young Children: Model Development to Aid in Differentiating Accidental and Non-Accidental Trauma. Pediatric Academic Society/American Academy of Pediatrics Conference, Boston, MA, May 2000.
  37. Bertocci G, Pierce MC, Aguel F, Deemer E. Computer Simulation of Stair Falls for Investigation of a Commonly Stated Injury Mechanism in Child Abuse. Pediatric Academic Society/American Academy of Pediatrics Conference, Boston, MA, May 2000.
  38. Pierce MC, Bertocci G, Valdevit A, Kambic H, Szobota S. Evaluation of Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) and Plain X-Rays to Predict Bone Strength Under Different Loading Rates: An Infant Porcine Model for Child Abuse Femur Fractures. Pediatric Academic Society/American Academy of Pediatrics Conference, Boston, MA, May 2000.

 

Wheelchair Transportation Safety

  1. Buning ME, Kary P, Frost, KL, Students Who Ride Seated in Wheelchairs: Survey of State Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America Annual Conference, Toronto, 2011.

  2. Frost K, Bertocci G. Wheelchair Securement and Occupant Restraint Practices in Public Transit Buses. RESNA Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2009.
  3. Fuhrman S, Bertocci G, Karg P. Effect of Positioning of Wheelchair Mounted Headrests during Transportation in a Motor Vehicle on Pediatric Neck Injury Criteria Outcomes. RESNA Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2009.
  4. Manary M, Ritchie N, Flannagan C, BertocciG, Schneider L. The Effects of Pelvic Belt Anchoring Location on Wheelchair Seating System Loads in Frontal Impact Motor Vehicle Crashes. RESNA Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2009.
  5. Fuhrman S, Karg P, Bertocci G, Development Of A Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Rear Impact Computer Simulation Model, International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2008.
  6. D'Souza, Bertocci G, Development and Validation of a Computer Crash Simulation Model of an Occupied Adult Manual Wheelchair Subjected to a Frontal Impact, RESNA Conference, Washington DC, June 2008.
  7. Sison S, Frost K, Bertocci G, Wheelchair Ingress/Egress Activities in Large Accessible Transit Vehicles, Honorable Mention Paralyzed Veteran’s of America Student Scientific Paper Competition, RESNA Conference, Washington DC, June 2008.
  8. Salipur Z, Bertocci G, Development and Validation of Rear Impact Computer Simulation Model of an Adult Manual Transit Wheelchair with a Seated Occupant, RESNA Conference, Washington DC, June 2008.
  9. Samorezov JE, Manary MA, Skowronska MM, Bertocci GE, Schneider LW, Patterns of Wheelchair Frame Response in Frontal Impact Sled Tests, RESNA Conference, Washington DC, June 2008.
  10. Sison S, Froskt K, Bertocci G, Wheelchair Ingress/Egress Activities in Large Accessible Transit Vehicles, University of Louisville, Engineering Expo, Louisville, KY, March 2008.
  11. Salipur Z, Bertocci G, Development and Validation of Rear Impact Computer Simulation Model of an Adult Manual Transit Wheelchair with a Seated Occupant, Honorable Mention – PhD Level, University of Louisville, Engineering Expo, Louisville, KY, March 2008.
  12. Frost K, Bertocci G, Wheelchair Rider Incidents on Public Transit Buses: A 4-Year Retrospective Review of Metropolitan Transit Agency Records, RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, June 2007.
  13. Manary M, Bezaire B, Bertocci G, Salipur Z, Schneider L, Crashworthiness of Forward-Facing Wheelchairs in Rear Impact, RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, June 2007.
  14. D'Souza R, Bertocci G, van Roosmalen L, Effect of Manual Wheelchair Caster Stiffness and Energy Absorption on Wheelchair-Occupant Kinematics During a Frontal Impact Using Computer Simulation, RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, June 2007.
  15. Salipur Z, Bertocci G, Manary M, Ritchie N, Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant Restraint System Loading Associated with an Adult Manual ANSI WC19 Transit Wheelchair with a Seated 50th percentile ATD Exposed to Rear Impact, Winner Paralyzed Veteran’s of America Student Scientific Paper Competition, RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, June 2007.
  16. Fuhrman S, Karg T, Bertocci G, Effect of Wheelchair Headrest Use During Rear Impact on Pediatric Head and Neck Injury Risk Outcomes, Honorable Mention Paralyzed Veteran’s of America Student Scientific Paper Competition, RESNA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, June 2007.
  17. D’Souza R, Bertocci G, Wheelchair Seat Loading Associated with a Motor Vehicle Frontal Impact, 1st Place Winner – MS/PhD Mechanical Engineering Category, University of Louisville, Engineering Expo, Louisville KY, March 2007.
  18. Salipur Z, Bertocci G, Manary M, Ritchie N, Transit Wheelchair Performance and Tiedown Loading in Rear Impact, University of Louisville, Engineering Expo, Louisville KY, March 2007.
  19. Fuhrman S, Karg P, Bertocci G, Characterization of Pediatric Wheelchair Kinematics and WTORS Loading During Rear Impact – Winner Of Paralyzed Veterans of America Student Scientific Paper Competition, RESNA Conference, Atlanta GA, June 2006.
  20. Ritchie N, Manary M, Bertocci G, Schneider L, Validation of a Surrogate Wheelchair Base for Evaluation of Wheelchair Seating System Crashworthiness, RESNA Conference, Atlanta GA, June 2006.
  21. Ha D, Bertocci G, Jategaonkar R. Development of Manual Pediatric Transit Wheelchair Design Guidelines. RESNA 2005 Conference, Atlanta, GA, Jun 2005.
  22. Van Roosmalen L, Bertocci G. Braking and Swerving in Large Transit Buses Related to Wheelchair and Occupant Safety. International Seating Symposium, Mar 2005.
  23. Van Roosmalen L, Reed M, Bertocci G. Seat Belt Usability and Reach in Wheelchair Users. RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, Jun 2004.
  24. Van Roosmalen L, Bertocci GE. Wheelchair Caster Loading During Frontal Motor Vehicle Impact. RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, Jun 2003.
  25. Van Roosmalen L, Bertocci G, Herring D, Wheelchair and Occupant Kinematics during 'Low-g' Turning and Braking. RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, Jun 2003.
  26. Armstrong C, van Roosmalen L, Manary M, Bertocci G, User Preferences on Wheelchair Integrated Restraint Design. RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, Jun 2003.
  27. Schneider LW, Hobson DA, Bertocci GE. Development of Voluntary Standards for Improved Transportation Safety of Wheelchair-Seated Occupants. RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, Jun 2003.
  28. Ha D, Bertocci G, An Investigation of Manual Wheelchair Seat Pan and Seat Back Loading Associated with Various Wheelchair Design Parameters using Computer Crash Simulation. RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, Jun 2003.
  29. Manary M, Woodruff L, Bertocci G, Schneider L. Patterns of Wheelchair Response and Seating-System Failures in Frontal-Impact Sled Tests. RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, Jun 2003.
  30. Tharakeshwarappa N, van Roosmalen L, Bertocci G, Duncan J, Guo S, Cooper R. Development of a Pendulum Impact Tester to Evaluate Wheelchair Caster Crashworthiness. RESNA Conference, Atlanta, GA, Jun 2003.
  31. Ha D, Bertocci G, Wheelchair Tiedown Loads and Occupant Restraint Loads Associated with Various Occupant Sizes in Frontal Impact Testing. RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Jun 2002.
  32. Leary A, Bertocci G, Injury Risk Analysis of a Wheelchair User in a Frontal Impact Motor Vehicle Crash. RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, Jun 2001.
  33. Leary A, Bertocci G, Design Criteria for Manual Wheelchairs used as Motor Vehicle Seats using Computer Simulation. RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, Jun 2001.
  34. Souza A, Bertocci G, Effects of Wheelchair Seating System Energy Absorption on Occupant Submarining Risk in a Frontal Impact using Computer Simulation, RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, Jun 2001.
  35. Ha D, Bertocci G, van Roosmalen L, Karg P. Development of a Static Test Method to Evaluate Crashworthiness of Wheelchair Seating Systems used as Motor Vehicle Seats, RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, Jun 2001.
  36. Ha D, Bertocci G. Evaluation of Wheelchair Sling Seat and Sling Back Crashworthiness. RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, Jun 2001.
  37. Van Roosmalen L, Bertocci G, Hobson D, Karg P, Usability and Satisfaction of Wheelchair Occupant Restraint Systems Used During Motor Vehicle Transport. RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, Jun 2001.
  38. Van Roosmalen L, Bertocci G, Effect of Wheelchair Integrated Occupant Restraint System on Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant Restraint Design Characteristics. RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, Jun 2001.
  39. Van Roosmalen L, Bertocci GE, Leary A. Computer Simulation Validation of a Wheelchair Mounted Occupant Restraint System Under Frontal Impact. RESNA Conference, Reno, NV, Jun 2001.
  40. Bertocci G, Szobota S. Effect of Wheelchair Seating System on Occupant Crash Kinematics and Submarining Risk using Computer Simulation. RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, Jun 2000.
  41. Ha D, Bertocci G, Deemer E, van Roosmalen L, Karg P. Evaluation of Wheelchair Seating System Crashworthiness - Wheelchair Back Surfaces and Attachment Hardware. RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, Jun 2000.
  42. Deemer E, Bertocci G, Ha D, Wheelchair Seating System Crashworthiness: An Evaluation of Seating Attachment Hardware. Recipient of Whitaker/RESNA Student Scientific Paper Competition Award, RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, Jun 2000.
  43. Van Roosmalen L, Bertocci G, Evaluation of Seat Belt Anchorage Strength of a Prototype Wheelchair Integrated Restraint System, RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, Jun 2000.
  44. Van Roosmalen L, Bertocci G, Adaptation of Integrated Restraint Technology for Use in Wheelchair Transportation. IEEE EMBS Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct 1999.
  45. Van Roosmalen L, Ha D, Bertocci G, Karg P, Szobota S. An Evaluation of Wheelchair Seating System Crashworthiness Using Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 207 Testing. RESNA Conference, Long Beach, CA, Jun 1999.
  46. Bertocci G, Esteireiro J, Cooper RA, Young TM, Thomas C, Testing and Evaluation of Wheelchair Caster Assemblies Subjected to Dynamic Crash Loading. RESNA Conference. Minneapolis, MN, Jun 1998.
  47. Karg P, Bertocci GE, Hobson DA. Status of Universal Interface Design Standard for Mobility Device Docking on Vehicles. RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Jun 1998.
  48. Van Roosmalen L, Bertocci GE, Karg PE, Young TM. Belt Fit Evaluation of Fixed Vehicle Mounted Shoulder Restraint Anchor Across Mixed Occupant Populations. University of Pittsburgh, Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology Best Student Paper Award, RESNA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Jun 1998.
  49. Bertocci GE. Development of Transportable Wheelchair Design Criteria Using Computer Crash Simulation. Proceedings of 1998 Articulated Total Body Modeling Conference, Dayton, OH, Apr 1998.
  50. Bertocci GE, Digges K, Hobson D. The Affects of Whelchair Securement Point Location on Occupant Injury Risk. RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Jan 1997. Recipient of 1997 RESNA/Whitaker Scientific Paper Competition Award.
  51. Bertocci GE, Karg PE, Survey of Wheeled Mobility Device Transport Access Characteristics. RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Jan 1997.
  52. Karg PE, Bertocci GE, Universal Interface Hardware Design Standard for Mobility Device Transport Docking Systems. RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Jan 1997.
  53. Hobson DA, Bertocci GE, Bernard R, McCartney M. Wheelchair transit Safety: A Conceptual Case for Low 'g' Securement Approach. RESNA Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Jan 1997.
  54. Bertocci GE, Hobson DA, The Affects of Securement Point Location on Wheelchair Crash Response. RESNA Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 1996.
  55. Bertocci GE, Hobson DA. The Affects of Shoulder Belt Anchor Position on Wheelchair Transportation Safety. RESNA Conference, Vancouver, BC, 1995.

 

Canine Rehabilitation and Biomechanics

  1. Bertocci G. Canine Wheeled Mobility Device Usage Patterns. 6th International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, AL, Aug 2010.
  2. Bertocci G, Frost K, Smalley C. Evaluation of Canine Decubitus Ulcer Prevention Garment. 6th International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, AL, Aug 2010.
  3. Brown N, Bertocci G, Marcellin-Little D. Development of a Canine Stifle Computer Model to Investigate Cranial Cruciate Ligament Deficiency. Engineering Expo, Louisville, KY, March 2009. 1st Place Winner - MS/PhD Mechanical Engineering Category.
  4. Bertocci G, Fowler E, Bieger N, Hollihan T, Robinson H, Design and Development of a Low Cost Canine Wheeled Mobility Device, 5th International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, Aug 2008.
  5. Bertocci G, Bialczak K, Carroll D, Underwater Treadmill Gait Outcomes In Dogs Following Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair: Operated Vs Un-Operated Limb, 5th International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, Aug 2008.

 

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

  1. Bertocci G, Munin M, Frost K, Burdett R, Breisinger T. Assessment of Muscle Fatigue in Total Hip Replacement (THR) Patients as a Means to Evaluate Rehabilitation Status. Frontiers in Rehab Research - Best Poster Award, Proceedings of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept 2002.
  2. Bertocci G, Munin M, Frost K, Burdett R, Breisinger T. Assessment of Muscle Fatigue in Total Hip Replacement (THR) Patients as a Means to Evaluate Rehabilitation Status. Annual Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Conference, New Orleans, LA, Sep 2001.
  3. Frost K, Fitzgerald S, Bertocci G, Munin M, Burdett R. Functional Status and Well-Being Following Total Hip Replacement Rehabilitation as Measured Using the SF-36. RESNA Conference, Orlando, FL, Jun 2000.

 

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