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Yi-Ning (Winnie) Wu

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Yi-Ning WuAssistant Professor
  • CollegeZuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentPhysical Therapy
  • EmailYiNing_Wu@uml.edu

Research Interests

Understanding motor control/adaptation and muscle adaption due to injury and intervention, Technology-based rehabilitation, Home-based rehabilitative and monitoring technology

Education

  • Ph D: Institute of Biomedical Engineering, (2007), National Cheng Kung University - Tainan, Taiwan
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Quantification of Abnormal Muscle Tone in Animal Model and in Clinical Setting.
  • BS: Department of Physical Therapy, (2000), National Cheng Kung University - Tainan, Taiwan

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (2015), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, 1st place (2010), Scholarship/Research - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Switzer Fellowship Award (2009), Scholarship/Research - National Institute of Disability Research and Rehabilitation (NIDRR), Department of Education
  • Student Travel Scholarship (2007), Scholarship/Research - American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • Li Foundation Fellow (2005), Scholarship/Research - Li Foundation
  • Podium Paper Award (2003), Scholarship/Research - Biomedical Engineerinig Society
  • Design of Associative Devices for the Disabled (2002) - TiC100

Publications

  • Ren, Y., Wu, Y., Yang, C.Y., Xu, T., Harvey, R., Zhang, L.Q. (2016) "Developing a wearable ankle rehabilitation robotic device for in-bed acute stroke rehabilitation," IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng
  • Yen, S.C., Corkery, M.B., Donohoe, A., Grogan, M., Wu, Y. (2016) "Feedback and Feedforward Control During Walking in Individuals With Chronic Ankle Instability," J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 46:9 pp. 775-83
  • Chen, K., Wu, Y., Ren, Y., Liu, L., Gaebler-Spira, D., Tankard, K., Lee, J., Song, W., Wang, M., Zhang, L.Q. (2016) "Home-based versus laboratory-based robotic ankle training for children with cerebral palsy: A pilot randomized comparative trial," Arch Phys Med Rehabil
  • Wu, Y., Ren, Y., Tsai, L.C., Gao, F., Zhang, L.Q. (2016) "In vivo simultaneous evaluations of sarcomere imaging and muscle fiber tension," J Biomech 49:5 pp. 797-801
  • Wu, Y., Hallbourg, K.W., Collins, S.M. (2015) "Changes of general fitness and muscle properties following police cadet training," J Phys Ther Sci 27:9 pp. 2783-6
  • Wu, Y., Saliu, V., Donoghue, N., Donoghue, J., Kerman, K. (2013) "A Home-based massed practice system for pediatric neurorehabilitation," Journal of Accessibility and Design for All 3:2 pp. 95-117
  • Ren, Y., Kang, S.H., Park, H.S., Wu, Y., Zhang, L.Q. (2013) "Developing a multi-joint upper limb exoskeleton robot for diagnosis, therapy, and outcome evaluation in neurorehabilitation," IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 21:3 pp. 490-9
  • Wong, K., Boulanger, L., Smalarz, A., Wu, Y., Fraser, K., Wogen, J. (2013) "Impact of care management processes and integration of care on blood pressure control in diabetes.," BMC Family Practice 14:1 pp. 30 - 39
  • Drobyshevsky, A., Derrick, M., Luo, K., Zhang, L.Q., Wu, Y., Takada, S.H., Yu, L., Tan, S. (2012) "Near-term fetal hypoxia-ischemia in rabbits: MRI can predict muscle tone abnormalities and deep brain injury," Stroke 43:10 pp. 2757-63
  • Wu, Y., Wilcox, B., Donoghue, J.P., Crisco, J., Kerman, K.L. (2012) "The impact of massed practice on children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: Pilot study of home-based toy play therapy," Journal of medical and biological engineering 32:5 pp. 331-342
  • Zhao, H., Wu, Y., Hwang, M., Ren, Y., Gao, F., Gaebler-Spira, D., Zhang, L.Q. (2011) "Changes of calf muscle-tendon biomechanical properties induced by passive-stretching and active-movement training in children with cerebral palsy," J Appl Physiol (1985) 111:2 pp. 435-42
  • Wu, Y., Hwang, M., Ren, Y., Gaebler-Spira, D., Zhang, L.Q. (2011) "Combined passive stretching and active movement rehabilitation of lower-limb impairments in children with cerebral palsy using a portable robot," Neurorehabil Neural Repair 25:4 pp. 378-85
  • Peng, Q., Park, H.S., Shah, P., Wilson, N., Ren, Y., Wu, Y., Liu, J., Gaebler-Spira, D.J., Zhang, L.Q. (2011) "Quantitative evaluations of ankle spasticity and stiffness in neurological disorders using manual spasticity evaluator," J Rehabil Res Dev 48:4 pp. 473-81
  • Khan, N., Levin, S.D., Domont, Z.B., Wu, Y., Ren, Y., Zhang, L.Q. (2011) "Strain effects of placing an arthroscopic portal through the subscapularis tendon," J Shoulder Elbow Surg 20:1 pp. 33-8
  • Wu, Y., Ren, Y., Goldsmith, A., Gaebler, D., Liu, S.Q., Zhang, L.Q. (2010) "Characterization of spasticity in cerebral palsy: dependence of catch angle on velocity," Dev Med Child Neurol 52:6 pp. 563-9
  • Wu, Y., Ren, Y., Hwang, M., Gaebler-Spira, D.J., Zhang, L.Q. (2010) "Efficacy of robotic rehabilitation of ankle impairments in children with cerebral palsy," Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2010: pp. 4481-4
  • Wu, Y., Ren, Y., Zhang, L.Q. (2010) "In vivo sarcomere imaging and fiber tension measurements," Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2010: pp. 1986-9
  • Hsieh, T.H., Tsai, J.Y., Wu, Y., Hwang, I.S., Chen, T.I., Chen, J.J. (2010) "Time course quantification of spastic hypertonia following spinal hemisection in rats," Neuroscience 167:1 pp. 185-98
  • Zhao, H., Wu, Y., Liu, J., Ren, Y., Gaebler-Spira, D.J., Zhang, L.Q. (2009) "Changes of calf muscle-tendon properties due to stretching and active movement of children with cerebral palsy‚Äďa pilot study," Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009: pp. 5287-90
  • Wu, Y., Chen, J.J., Zhang, L.Q., Hyland, B.I. (2009) "Regulation of hind-limb tone by adenosine A2A receptor in rats," Neuroscience 159:4 pp. 1408-13
  • Zhao, H., Ren, Y., Wu, Y., Liu, S.Q., Zhang, L.Q. (2009) "Ultrasonic evaluations of Achilles tendon mechanical properties poststroke," J Appl Physiol (1985) 106:3 pp. 843-9
  • Lee, H.M., Chen, J.J., Wu, Y., Wang, Y.L., Huang, S.C., Piotrkiewicz, M. (2008) "Time course analysis of the effects of botulinum toxin type a on elbow spasticity based on biomechanic and electromyographic parameters," Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:4 pp. 692-9
  • Ren, Y., Park, H., Wu, Y., Geiger, F., Zhang, L.Q. (2008) "Training for knee injury prevention using a pivoting elliptical machine," Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2008: pp. 727-30
  • Wu, Y., Hyland, B.I., Chen, J.J. (2007) "Biomechanical and electromyogram characterization of neuroleptic-induced rigidity in the rat," Neuroscience 147:1 pp. 183-96
  • Wu, Y., Park, H.S., Ren, Y., Gaebler-Spira, D., Chen, J.J., Zhang, L.Q. (2006) "Measurement of elbow spasticity in stroke patients using a manual spasticity evaluator," Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1: pp. 3974-7
  • Chen, J.J., Wu, Y., Huang, S.C., Lee, H.M., Wang, Y.L. (2005) "The use of a portable muscle tone measurement device to measure the effects of botulinum toxin type a on elbow flexor spasticity," Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:8 pp. 1655-60
  • Lin, S.I., Tsai, T.T., Lee, I.H., Wu, Y. (2002) "Perception of unsteadiness in patients with dizziness: association with handicap and imbalance," J Biomed Sci 9:5 pp. 428-35

Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Zhang, L., Wu, Y., Ren, Y."System and Method of Microscopic Imaging and Soft Tissue Tension Measurements," 7998094 United States

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • The effects of the cervical electrical stimulation and aerobic exercise on people with post-concussion syndrome (2016), Sponsored Research - Emerson Hospital
    Wu, Y.
  • Method and technology assessment literature review (2014), Contract - Biogen Idec
    Wu, Y.
  • Pilot multi-center evaluations of reflex and nonreflex changes in cerebral palsy (2013), Contract -
    Wu, Y. (Principal)