Professor, Industrial Design
Professor, Applied Physiology
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, BS - Engineering Science & Mechanics
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, ME – Biomedical Engineering
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, PhD – Biomechanics
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York, MSPT - Physical Therapy
Grant: Cost-utility and cost-benefit of a comprehensive assistive technology program.
Funding: Langeloth Foundation.
Description: This project will develop clinically-friendly tools to measure assistive technology outcomes while tracking costs associated with service delivery and cost impacts on personal care, employment and functional independence.
Grant: Clinical validation of postural stability measures.
Funding: Field-Initiated Project, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, US Dept of EdDates.
Description: This study seeks to develop and validate measures of postural stability of wheelchair users by measuring the ability of wheelchair users in performing typical daily tasks and relating the functional outcomes to clinical measures of stability.
Grant: Development and validation of test methods that measure a wheelchair cushion's ability to distribute load.
Funding: SCI Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans.
Description: The objectives of the study consist of validating bench tests as a means to reflect cushions' abilities to distribute pressure including:
Kong L, Sprigle, S., Duckworth M, Yi D, Caspall J, Wang J, Zhao F (2008). Handheld erythema and bruise detector, Proceedings of SPIE Volume 6915; Medical Imaging 2008: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, Maryellen L. Giger, Nico Karssemeijer, Editors
Sonenblum, SE, Sprigle, S, Harris, FH, & Maurer, CL (2008). Characterization of Power Wheelchair Use in the Home and Community. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 89(3).
Sprigle S, Wootten M, Sawacha Z, Theilman G. Relationships between cushion type, backrest height, seated posture, and reach of wheelchair users with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med; 2003; 26:236-243, August.
Sprigle S, Linden M, Riordan B. Analysis Of Localized Erythema Using Clinical Indicators And Spectroscopy. Ostomy Wound Management. 2003; 49(3):18-26, March.
Sprigle S, Linden M, Riordan B. Characterizing reactive hyperemia via tissue reflectance spectroscopy in response to an ischemic load across gender, age, skin pigmentation and diabetes. Medical Eng & Physics. 24 (2002); 651-661.
VA Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development: 1994–present;
IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering: 1995–present;
Advances in Wound Care, 1999–present.