Publications for the last 5 years

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

  • T. Desplenter, Y. Zhou, B.P.R. Edmonds, A. Goldman, M. Lidka, and A.L. Trejos, “Rehabilitative and assistive wearable mechatronic upper-limb devices: a review,” Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, vol. 7, pp. 1–26, May 2020.

  • T. Desplenter and A.L. Trejos, “A control software framework for wearable mechatronic devices,” Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10846-019-01144-5, January 2020.

  • E. Farago, S. Chinchalkar, D.J. Lizotte, and A.L. Trejos, “An EMG-based muscle health model for elbow trauma patients,” Sensors: Special issue “Sensor Fusion in Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics,” July 2019, vol. 19, no 15, pp. 3309-1–15.

  • Y. Zhou, M.D. Naish, M.E. Jenkins and A.L. Trejos, “Characterization of parkinsonian hand tremor and validation of a high-order tremor estimator”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 1823–1834, Sept. 2018.

  • B. Poursartip, M.E. LeBel, R.V. Patel, M.D. Naish and A.L. Trejos, “Analysis of energy-based metrics for laparoscopic skills assessment,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 65, no. 7, pp. 1532–1542, July 2018.

  • Y. Zhou, E. Loh, J.P. Dickey, D. Walton and A.L. Trejos, “Development of the circumduction metric for identification of cervical motion impairment.” Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, vol. 5: pp. 1–15, July 2018.

  • T. Desplenter and A.L. Trejos, “Evaluating muscle activation models for elbow motion estimation,” Sensors, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 1004-1–19, April 2018.

  • P. Soltani-Zarrin, A. Escoto, R. Xu, R.V. Patel, M.D. Naish and A.L. Trejos, “Development of a 2-DOF Sensorized Surgical Grasper for Grasping and Axial Force Measurements,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 2816–2826, April 2018.

  • B. Poursartip, M.E. LeBel, R.V. Patel, M.D. Naish and A.L. Trejos, “Energy-based metrics for laparoscopic skills assessment,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 1868-1–9, February 2018.

  • K. Siroen, C.D.W. Ward, A. Escoto, M.D. Naish, Y. Bureau, R.V. Patel, C.M. Schlachta, S.M. Cristancho, and A.L. Trejos, “Mastery learning—does method of learning make a difference in skill acquisition for robotic surgery?” International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, vol.13, no. 4, pp. e1828-1–10, December 2017.

  •  L.C. McCracken, A.L. Trejos, M.-E. LeBel, B. Poursartip, A. Escoto, R.V Patel, and M.D. Naish, “Development of a Physical Shoulder Simulator for the Training of Basic Arthroscopic Skills,” International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 1868-1–9, February 2018.

  • A.L. Trejos, A. Escoto, M.D. Naish, and R.V. Patel, “Design and evaluation of a sterilizable force-sensing instrument for laparoscopic surgery,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 17, no. 13, pp. 3983–3993, July 2017.

  •  Y. Zhou, M.D. Naish, M.E. Jenkins and A.L. Trejos, “Design and validation of a novel mechatronic transmission system for a wearable tremor suppression device,” Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Special Issue on Human-oriented Approaches for Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics, vol. 91, pp. 38–48, May 2017.

  •  M.E. Currie, A. Talasaz, R. Rayman, M.W.A. ChuB. Kiaii, T.M. Peters, A.L. Trejos, R.V. Patel, “The Role of Visual and Direct Force Feedback in Robotics-Assisted Mitral Valve Annuloplasty,” Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, vol. 10, no. 2, pp 276–287, April–June 2017.

  • A. Talasaz, A.L. Trejos, and R.V. Patel, “The Role of Haptic Feedback in Suturing during Robotics-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery,” IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Available online October 12, 2016.

  • A.L. Trejos, K. Siroen, C.D.W. Ward, S. Hossain, M.D. Naish, R.V. Patel and C.M. Schlachta, “Randomized control trial for evaluation of a hands-free pointer for surgical instruction during laparoscopic cholecystectomy,” Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 3655–3665, 2015. 

     

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings:

  • P. Daemi, Y. Zhou, K. Inzunza, M.D. Naish, A.D. Price, and A.L. Trejos, “Kinematic modeling and characterization of a wearable tremor suppression device for pathological tremor reduction,” IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), New York, NY, USA, November 29–December 2, 2020. Accepted.

  • B.P.R. Edmonds, and A.L. Trejos, “Design of a Soft Actuated Brace for Wrist Rehabilitation,” IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), New York, NY, USA, November 29–December 2, 2020. Accepted.

  • A. Ibrahim, Y. Zhou, M.E. Jenkins, A.L. Trejos, and M.D. Naish, “The design of a Parkinson’s tremor predictor and estimator using a hybrid convolutional-multilayer perceptron neural network,” 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Montréal, Canada, July 20–24, 2020, Accepted.

  • A. Ibrahim, Y. Zhou, M.E. Jenkins, M.D. Naish, and A.L. Trejos, “Parkinson’s tremor onset detection and active tremor classification using a multilayer perceptron,” 33rd Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, London, ON, Canada, August 30–September 2, 2020, Accepted

  • T. Desplenter, S. Chinchalkar, and A.L. Trejos, “Enhancing the therapist–device relationship: software requirements for digital collection and analysis of patient data,” 16th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), Toronto, ON, Canada June 24–28, 2019, pp. 1091–1096.

  • Y. Zhou, T. Desplenter, S. Chinchalkar, and A.L. Trejos, “A wearable mechatronic glove for resistive hand therapy exercises,” 16th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), Toronto, ON, Canada June 24–28, 2019, pp. 1097–1102.

  • I. Al-Nasri, A. Price, A.L. Trejos, and D.M. Walton, “A commercially available capacitive stretch-sensitive sensor for measurement of rotational neck movement in healthy people: proof of concept,” 16th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), Toronto, ON, Canada June 24–28, 2019, pp. 163–168.

  • J.G. Collí-Alfaro, A. Ibrahim, and A.L. Trejos, “Design of user-independent hand gesture recognition using multilayer perceptron networks and sensor fusion techniques,” 16th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), Toronto, ON, Canada June 24–28, 2019, pp. 1103–1108.

  • B.P.R. Edmonds and A.L. Trejos, “Design of an active cooling system for thermally activated soft actuators,” 16th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), Toronto, ON, Canada June 24–28, 2019, pp. 368–373.

  • J. Tryon, E. Friedman, and A.L. Trejos, “Performance evaluation of EEG/EMG fusion methods for motion classification,” 16th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), Toronto, ON, Canada June 24–28, 2019, pp. 971–976.

  • R. Abu Shammeh, I. Al-Nasri, D.M. Walton, A.L. Trejos, A.D. Price, “Low-cost and scalable fabrication of wearable soft sensor for neck mobility measurement” Proceedings of the SPIE 10966, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXI, vol. 10966, Denver, CO, USA, March 19, 2019, pp. 109661V.

  • Y. Zhou, M.D. Naish, M.E. Jenkins and A.L. Trejos, “Development of a wearable tremor suppression glove,” IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), Enschede, The Netherlands, August 26–29, 2018, pp. 640–645.

  • B.P.R. Edmonds and A.L. Trejos, “Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of a Soft Actuator for Use in Wearable Mechatronic Devices,” IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), Enschede, The Netherlands, August 26–29, 2018, pp. 1333–1338.

  • M. Lidka, A.D. Price and A.L. Trejos, "Development and evaluation of dielectric elastomer actuators for assistive wearable devices," IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Quebec City, QC, Canada, May 13–16, 2018, pp. 1–4.

  • Y. Zhou, M.D. Naish, M. Jenkins and A.L. Trejos, “Development and validation of the finger tremor simulator," IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Quebec City, QC, Canada, May 13–16, 2018, pp. 1–4.

  • Y. Zhou, M.E. Jenkins, M.D. Naish and A.L. Trejos, “Impact of suppressed tremor: is suppression of proximal joints sufficient?” IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Las Vegas, NV, USA, March 4–7, 2018.

  • R. Haddara, Y. Zhou, S. Chinchalkar, and A.L. Trejos, “Postoperative healing patterns in elbow using electromyography: towards the development of a wearable mechatronic elbow brace,” 15th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), London, England, July 17–20, 2017, pp. 1395–1400.

  •  B.P.R. Edmonds and A.L. Trejos, “ Stiffness control of a nylon twisted coiled actuator for use in mechatronic rehabilitation devices,” 15th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), London, England, July 17–20, 2017, pp. 1419–1424.

  • A. Escoto, J. Sadi, D.M. Walton and A.L. Trejos, " A Sensorized Glove for Therapist Skill Performance Assessment During Neck Manipulation," IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, April 30–May 3, 2017.

  •  B. Poursartip, L.C. McCracken, A. Escoto, R.V. Patel, M.E. LeBel, A.L. Trejos, and M.D. Naish, "Development and Evaluation of a Sensorized Shoulder Simulator," IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, April 30 – May 3, 2017.

  • P. Soltani Zarrin, A. Escoto, R. Xu, R.V. Patel, M.D. Naish and A.L. Trejos, "Development of an Optical Fiber-based Sensor for Grasping and Axial Force Sensing," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, May 29–June 3, 2017, pp. 936–944.

  • B. Poursartip, M.-E. LeBel, R.V. Patel, M.D. Naish and A.L. Trejos, “Energy-based metrics for laparoscopic skills assessment,” International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, FL, August 16–20, 2016, pp. 2648–2651.

  • Y. Zhou, M.E. Jenkins, M.D. Naish and A.L. Trejos, “Design and Validation of a High-Order Weighted-Frequency Fourier Linear Combiner-based Kalman Filter for Parkinsonian Tremor Estimation,” International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, FL, August 16–20, 2016, pp. 5893–5896.

  • T. Desplenter, J. Lobo-Prat, A.H.A Stienen and A.L. Trejos, “Extension of the WearME framework for EMG-driven control of a Wearable Assistive Exoskeleton,” IEEE ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 12–15, 2016, pp. 288­–293.

  • J. van Gaalen, A.L. Trejos, H.N. Nikolov, T.G. Ivanov, S.I. Pollman, D.W. Holdsworth, “Versatile smart implant technology using 3D metal printing,” IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 22–23, 2016.

  • T. Desplenter, A. Kyrylova and A.L. Trejos, “Development of an EMG-driven control system for a wearable mechatronic elbow brace,” IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Information of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Las Vegas, NV, USA, February 25–28, 2016, pp. 501–504.

  • Y. Zhou, M.E. Jenkins, M.D. Naish and A.L. Trejos, “The measurement and analysis of Parkinsonian hand tremor,” IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Las Vegas, NV, USA, February 25–28, 2016, pp. 414–417.

  • B. Poursartip, D. Yurkevich, M.-E. LeBel, R.V. Patel, A.L. Trejos and M.D. Naish, “Performance evaluation of a sensorized arthroscopic grasper,” ASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control (DSC) Conference, Columbus, OH, October 28–30, 2015, pp. V001T15A004.

  • A. Escoto, S. Bhattad, A. Shamsil, A. Sanches, A.L. Trejos, M.D. Naish, R.A. Malthaner, R.V. Patel, “A multi-sensory mechatronic device for localizing tumors in minimally invasive interventions” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 27–30, 2015 pp. 4742–4747.

Technology Transfer:

  1. C.M. Schlachta, R.V. Patel, A.L. Trejos and M.D. Naish, “Hands-Free Pointer System,” US Patent 9,798,381 B2, awarded 2017.

  2. C.M. Schlachta, R.V. Patel, A.L. Trejos and M.D. Naish, “Hands-Free Pointer System,” License to Synaptive Medical, May 19, 2017.

  3. C.M. Schlachta, R.V. Patel, A.L. Trejos and M.D. Naish, “Hands-Free Pointer System,” China Patent 10671348.1, awarded April 30, 2014.

  4. R.V. Patel, A.L. Trejos, M. Tavakoli and M.D. Naish, “Sensorized medical instrument,” Provisional patent application # 61/006,443 submitted January 14th, 2008. PCT Application # PCT/CA2009/00021, filed January 8th, 2009.

  5. C.M. Schlachta, R.V. Patel, A.L. Trejos and M.D. Naish, “Multi-screen, hands-free pointer system for training in minimally invasive surgery,” Provisional patent application #61/116,675 submitted November 21st, 2008. PCT Application # PCT/CA2008/001690, filed November 20th, 2009.

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