David Rusaw

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Avdelningen för rehabilitering , Hälsohögskolan

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David’s research and teaching is primarily focused on rehabilitation biomechanics.  More specifically:

  • How is that individuals who use assistive technology – such as prostheses and orthoses – compensate during standing and walking to safely and effectively ambulate?
  • Are there ways that we can make these movements more effective or safer?
  • Are the methods in which we analyze movement effective in describing this in these individuals?
  • Are there clinical measures we can use to identify individuals who are at increased risk of injury due to the way in which they move?

David collaborates nationally and internationally in his efforts to answer the above questions.  Amongst others, this involves collaborations with:

  • Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Norway)
  • Nottingham-Trent University (UK)
  • University of Hull (UK).

David is a member of the following associations:

  • AAATE (Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe)
  • ISB (International Society of Biomechanics)
  • ISPO-S (International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics-Sweden)
  • SOIF (Sveriges Ortopedingenjörers Förening/Swedish Prosthetics and Orthotics Association)
  • SSFr (Svenska statistikfrämjandet/Swedish Statistical Society).

Artikel

Jarl, G., Rusaw, D., Johannesson, A. (2020). Comment on van Netten, et al.: Definitions and criteria for diabetic foot disease Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.
Hill, S., Rusaw, D., Goihl, T., Hjerman, A., Schwannborg, L., Bauge, K. (2020). Development of national curriculum guidelines using a modified RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method Quality in Higher Education.
Ramstrand, N., Möller, S., Rusaw, D. (2020). Transitioning to a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee – Executive functioning during single and dual-task gait Prosthetics and orthotics international, 44(1), 27-35.
Möller, S., Ramstrand, N., Hagberg, K., Rusaw, D. (2020). Cortical brain activity of transfemoral or knee-disarticulation prosthesis users performing single and dual-task walking activities Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering.
Anderson, S., Barnett, C., Rusaw, D. (2020). Celebrating 50 years of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics: Past, present, and future Prosthetics and orthotics international.
Möller, S., Rusaw, D., Hagberg, K., Ramstrand, N. (2019). Reduced cortical brain activity with the use of microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees during walking Prosthetics and orthotics international, 43(3), 257-265.
Ramstrand, N., Gjøvaag, T., Starholm, I., Rusaw, D. (2019). Effects of knee orthoses on kinesthetic awareness and balance in healthy individuals , 6.
Rusaw, D. (2019). Adaptations from the prosthetic and intact limb during standing on a sway referenced support surface for transtibial prosthesis users Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 14(7), 682-691.
Barnett, C., Vanicek, N., Rusaw, D. (2018). Do predictive relationships exist between postural control and falls efficacy in unilateral transtibial prosthesis users? Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(11), 2271-2278.
Rusaw, D., Ramstrand, S. (2016). Validation of the Inverted Pendulum Model in standing for transtibial prosthesis users Clinical Biomechanics, 31, 100-106.
Barnett, C., Vanicek, N., Rusaw, D. (2015). Does postural control predict falling and the fear of falling in lower limb amputees? Prosthetics and orthotics international, 39(1 (suppl.)).
Rusaw, D., Hagberg, K., Nolan, L., Ramstrand, N. (2013). Bilateral electromyogram response latency following platform perturbation in unilateral transtibial prosthesis users: Influence of weight distribution and limb position Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 50(4), 531-544.
Rusaw, D., Hagberg, K., Nolan, L., Ramstrand, N. (2012). Can vibratory feedback be used to improve postural stability in persons with transtibial limb loss? Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 49(8), 1239-1254.
Rusaw, D., Ramstrand, N. (2011). Motion-analysis studies of transtibial prosthesis users: a systematic review Prosthetics and orthotics international, 35(1), 8-19.
Ramstrand, N., Thuesen, A., Nielsen, D., Rusaw, D. (2010). Effects of an unstable shoe construction on balance in women aged over 50 years. Clinical Biomechanics, 25(5), 455-460.
Rusaw, D., Ramstrand, N. (2010). Sagittal plane position of the functional joint centre of prosthetic foot-ankle mechanisms Clinical Biomechanics, 25(7), 713-720.
Ramstrand, N., Andersson, C., Rusaw, D. (2008). Effects of an unstable shoe construction on standing balance in children with developmental disabilities: a pilot study Prosthetics and orthotics international, 32(4), 422-433 London: Informa Healthcare Ltd. .

Artikel, forskningsöversikt

Konferensbidrag

Möller, S., Ramstrand, N., Hagberg, K., Rusaw, D. (2019). Can Microprocessor-Controlled Prosthetic Knees Reduce Attentional Demand during Singleand Dual-task Walking?. ISPO’s 17th World Congress (International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics), 5-8 October 2019, Kobe, Japan.
Hill, S., Rusaw, D., Goihl, T., Hjerman, A., Reed Schwannborg, L., Bauger, K. (2019). Developing National Curriculum Guidelines: An Appropriateness-Based Approach. ISPO’s 17th World Congress (International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics), 5-8 October 2019, Kobe, Japan.
Rusaw, D., Ramstrand, N., Nylander, E. (2019). Optimizing strategies for literature searching in Prosthetics & Orthotics. ISPO’s 17th World Congress (International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics), 5-8 October 2019, Kobe, Japan.
Rusaw, D., Hellstrand Tang, U., Nordén, E., Johannesson, A., Jarl, G. (2018). Clinical guidelines for orthotic treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: a review with a nordic perspective. 11. Nordiske Bandagist Kongres, 6-8 September, 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Rusaw, D. (2018). Biomechanical Models of Standing in Prosthetic Users. 11. Nordiske Bandagist Kongres, 6-8 September, 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Rusaw, D. (2018). An Iterative Feedback Procedure for Course Evaluation and Structure. ISPO Global Educators Meeting 2018, Göttingen, Germany, 18-20 September 2018.
Ramstrand, N., Gjøvaag, T., Starholmen, I., Rusaw, D. (2017). Effects of knee orthosis design on proprioception and balance. ISPO 16th World Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, 8-11 May 2017.
Rusaw, D., Rudholmer, E., Barnett, C. (2017). A limits of stability protocol utilizing measures of the center of mass and center of pressure in transtibial prosthesis users: learning effects and reliability. ISPO 16th World Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, 8-11 May 2017.
Barnett, C., Vanicek, N., Rusaw, D. (2017). A longitudinal analysis of the relationships between postural control, falls efficacy and falling in unilateral transtibial prosthesis users. ISPO 16th World Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, 8-11 May 2017.
Rusaw, D. (2015). Limb prostheses and postural control: evaluation, interaction and functional consequence. Nordisk Ortopedteknisk Kongress, Reykjavik, Island 1-3 Oktober 2015.
Rusaw, D. (2013). The use of vibratory feedback to improve postural stability of individuals with transtibial amputation. 14th ISPO World Congress, Hyderabad, India, 4-7 February 2013.
Rusaw, D. (2010). Sagittal plane position of the functional joint centre of prosthetic foot-ankle mechanisms. 13th ISPO World Congress, Leipzig, Germany, 10-15 May 2010.
Rusaw, D. (2009). Instrumented motion analysis and trans-tibial prosthetics: a systematic review. Ortopedteknik 2009, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Rusaw, D. (2007). The effects of liner thickness and suspension technique on knee joint proprioception in trans-tibial amputees. 12th ISPO World Congress, Vancouver, Canada, July 28 – August 3, 2007.
Rusaw, D. (2004). Observational gait analysis: The prosthetic challenges. Saskatchewan Association of Kinesiologists (2004), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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