Hongwu Wang

Hongwu Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor And Director, Technology For Occupational Performance (TOP) Lab

Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Business Phone: (352) 273-9934
Business Email: hongwu.wang@ufl.edu

About Hongwu Wang

Hongwu Wang, PhD, is an assistant professor in the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Occupational Therapy. As a biomedical engineer and rehabilitation scientist, he develops and applies well-thought-out technology approaches to address issues in occupational performance, to improve mobility, participation, well-being and quality of life in people with disabilities and older adults. His research focuses on user participatory design, wearable and mHealth, rehabilitation robotics, machine learning, assistive technology, and sensor-based outcome measures. Dr. Wang has received research and training grants from the National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), Department of Education, and Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to design, develop and evaluate rehabilitative and assistive technology for patients across the lifespan. Dr. Wang has (co)authored 38 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters; and has presented over 100 scientific abstracts and invited presentations regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Wang holds six patents and four of them had been commercialized. Dr. Wang serves on review panels for Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, NIDILRR and Paralyzed Veterans of American Foundation for more than five years, and review board member for four peered reviewed journals as well an ad-hoc reviewer for more than 30 journals.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2022-2023
RSD6910 Supervised Research
2022
RSD6940 Supervised Teaching
2022
OTH6765 Res Method Design

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-6567-9144

Areas of Interest
  • Assistive Technology
  • Biomechanics
  • Diabetes Technology
  • Functional outcome measures
  • Neuropathy
  • Rehabilitation
  • mHealth

Publications

2022
User Participatory Design of a Wearable Focal Vibration Device for Home-Based Stroke Rehabilitation
Sensors. [DOI] 10.3390/s22093308. [PMID] 35590997.
2021
A Novel Mobile Device-Based Approach to Quantitative Mobility Measurements for Power Wheelchair Users
Sensors. [DOI] 10.3390/s21248275. [PMID] 34960371.
2021
Focal Vibration Therapy: Vibration Parameters of Effective Wearable Devices
Applied Sciences. [DOI] 10.3390/app11072969.
2021
Provision of paediatric wheelchairs in low resource settings: a scoping review.
Disability and rehabilitation. Assistive technology. [DOI] 10.1080/17483107.2021.1986582. [PMID] 34614386.
2021
Wearable Focal Muscle Vibration on Pain, Balance, Mobility, and Sensation in Individuals with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Pilot Study
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph18052415. [PMID] 33801216.
2020
Focal Muscle Vibration for Stroke Rehabilitation: A Review of Vibration Parameters and Protocols
Applied Sciences. [DOI] 10.3390/app10228270.
2020
Improvement of Gait after 4 Weeks of Wearable Focal Muscle Vibration Therapy for Individuals with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Journal of Clinical Medicine. [DOI] 10.3390/jcm9113767. [PMID] 33266464.
2020
Metrics extracted from a single wearable sensor during sit-stand transitions relate to mobility impairment and fall risk in people with multiple sclerosis
Gait & Posture. [DOI] 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2020.06.014. [PMID] 32615409.
2019
Assistive Technology for Literacy in Students With Physical Disabilities: A Systematic Review
Journal of Special Education Technology. [DOI] 10.1177/0162643419868259.
2017
Further Development of a Robotic-Assisted Transfer Device.
Topics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. [DOI] 10.1310/sci2302-140. [PMID] 29339890.
2017
Innovation in Transfer Assist Technologies for Persons with Severe Disabilities and Their Caregivers
IEEE Potentials. [DOI] 10.1109/mpot.2016.2614761.
2017
Integration of Pneumatic Technology in Powered Mobility Devices
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. [DOI] 10.1310/sci2302-120. [PMID] 29339888.
2017
Kinematics and Stability Analysis of a Novel Power Wheelchair When Traversing Architectural Barriers
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. [DOI] 10.1310/sci2302-110. [PMID] 29339887.
2017
Performance Evaluation of a Mobile Touchscreen Interface for Assistive Robotic Manipulators: A Pilot Study
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. [DOI] 10.1310/sci2302-131. [PMID] 29339889.
2017
Psychological strategies of Veterans and service members who participate in organized sports
Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. [DOI] 10.3138/jmvfh.4316.
2017
Step-Climbing Power Wheelchairs: A Literature Review.
Topics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. [DOI] 10.1310/sci2302-98. [PMID] 29339886.
2017
Task-Oriented Performance Evaluation for Assistive Robotic Manipulators
American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. [DOI] 10.1097/phm.0000000000000634.
2016
Daily Task-Oriented Performance Evaluation for Commercially Available Assistive Robotic Manipulators
International Journal of Robotics and Automation Technology. [DOI] 10.15377/2409-9694.2016.03.01.3.
2016
Design and evaluation of a seat orientation controller during uneven terrain driving
Medical Engineering & Physics. [DOI] 10.1016/j.medengphy.2015.12.007.
2015
Design and User Evaluation of a Wheelchair Mounted Robotic Assisted Transfer Device
BioMed Research International. [DOI] 10.1155/2015/198476. [PMID] 25793190.
2015
Participatory design and validation of mobility enhancement robotic wheelchair
Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. [DOI] 10.1682/jrrd.2014.11.0278.
2014
Stability analysis of electrical powered wheelchair-mounted robotic-assisted transfer device
Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. [DOI] 10.1682/jrrd.2013.11.0240.
2013
Development of an advanced mobile base for personal mobility and manipulation appliance generation II robotic wheelchair
The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. [DOI] 10.1179/2045772313y.0000000094.
2013
Functional assessment and performance evaluation for assistive robotic manipulators: Literature review
The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. [DOI] 10.1179/2045772313y.0000000132.
2013
Performance evaluation of The Personal Mobility and Manipulation Appliance (PerMMA)
Medical Engineering & Physics. [DOI] 10.1016/j.medengphy.2013.05.008.
2012
Personal Mobility and Manipulation Appliance—Design, Development, and Initial Testing
Proceedings of the IEEE. [DOI] 10.1109/jproc.2012.2200537.
2011
Analyzing wheelchair mobility patterns of community-dwelling older adults
The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. [DOI] 10.1682/jrrd.2009.10.0177.
2011
Design and Development of a Lightweight, Durable, Adjustable Composite Backrest Mounting
Assistive Technology. [DOI] 10.1080/10400435.2010.541405.
2011
Design and Development of the Personal Mobility and Manipulation Appliance
Assistive Technology. [DOI] 10.1080/10400435.2011.567374.
2010
Evaluation of aluminum ultralight rigid wheelchairs versus other ultralight wheelchairs using ANSI/RESNA standards
The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. [DOI] 10.1682/jrrd.2009.08.0137.
2010
Relationship between wheelchair durability and wheelchair type and years of test
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. [DOI] 10.3109/17483100903391137.
2010
The Role of Assistive Robotics in the Lives of Persons with Disability
American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. [DOI] 10.1097/phm.0b013e3181cf569b.
2009
Real-time model based electrical powered wheelchair control
Medical Engineering & Physics. [DOI] 10.1016/j.medengphy.2009.08.002. [PMID] 19733494.
2008
A perspective on intelligent devices and environments in medical rehabilitation
Medical Engineering & Physics. [DOI] 10.1016/j.medengphy.2008.09.003.
2006
Multi-channel linear descriptors for event-related EEG collected in brain computer interface
Journal of Neural Engineering. [DOI] 10.1088/1741-2560/3/1/006.
Focal Vibration Therapy: Vibration Parameters of Effective Wearable Devices
. [DOI] 10.20944/preprints202103.0181.v1.

Grants

Jan 2022 ACTIVE
Happy Teacher Wellness Intervention: Creating a Culture of Head Start Staff Well-Being and Competence
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF OKLAHOMA BOARD OF REGENTS via ADMN FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

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