Faculty and Staff Directory

Hongwu Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Harold Hamm Diabetes Center Chickasaw Nation Scholar


Contact Information:

AHB 3113

(405) 271-2131 Ext 47137

Hongwu-Wang@ouhsc.edu


Education:

Post-doctoral Fellow, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014-2015
Post-doctoral Fellow, Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2013
PhD, Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2012
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, 2005
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, 2003


Teaching:

Professional:
RS 5450: Introduction to Assistive Technology

Postprofessional:
OCTH 7712: Research in Occupation 1


Research Interests:

Rehabilitation Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Assistive Technology
Sensor based Outcome Measurement, Technology for Health and Wellbeing
Rehabilitation Robotics design, development and field evaluation


Funding:

  • National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Development of a Pneumatic Power Assist Wheelchair (PneuPAW), Switzer Distinguished Researcher Fellowship Award. Principal investigator, 2016-2017, $80,000
  • UPMC Rehabilitation Pilot Program, Psychometric Properties of an Assistive Robotic Manipulator Evaluation Tool. Principal investigator, 2016-2017, $16,934
  • Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Development of an Assistive Robotic Manipulator Evaluation Tool, Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. Principal investigator, 2014-2015, $150,000
  • Department of Defense and Commonwealth of PA, Time-of-Flight Sensor based Terrain-Dependent Driving Control for Mobility Enhanced Robotic Wheelchair. Co-Principal investigator, 2016, $25,000


Selected Publications:

  • Sivaprakasam A, Wang H, Cooper RA, Koontz AM (2017), Innovation in transfer assist technologies for persons with severe disabilities and their caregivers, IEEE Potentials, pp. 34-41, Vol. 36, No. 1, January/February 2017.
  • Sundaram SA, Wang H, Ding D, Cooper RA (2017), Step Climbing Power Wheelchairs: A Literature Review, Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, pp. 98-109, Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring 2017.
  • Candiotti J, Sundaram SA, Daveler B, Gebrosky B, Grindle GG, Wang H, Cooper RA (2017), Kinematics and Stability Analysis of a Novel Power Wheelchair When Traversing Architectural Barriers, Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, pp. 110-119, Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring 2017.
  • Daveler B, Wang H, Gebrosky B, Grindle GG, Schneider U, Cooper RA (2017), Integration of Pneumatic Technology in Powered Mobility Devices, Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, pp. 120-130, Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring 2017.
  • Chung C, Ka H, Wang H, Ding D, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA (2017), Performance Evaluation Of A Mobile Touchscreen Interface For Assistive Robotic Manipulators: A Pilot Study, Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, pp. 131-139, Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring 2017.
  • Burkman J, Grindle GG, Wang H, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA (2017), Further Development of a Robotic Assisted Transfer Device, Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, pp. 140-146, Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring 2017.
  • Chung C, Wang H, Hannan MJ, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA (2016), Task-Oriented Performance Evaluation for Assistive Robotic Manipulators: A Pilot Study, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Epub ahead of print, 2016.
  • Candiotti J, Wang H, Shino M, Chung C, Kamaraj D, Cooper RA (2016), Design and Evaluation of a Seat Orientation Controller during Uneven Terrain Driving, Medical Engineering and Physics, pp. 241-247, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2016.
  • Chung C, Wang H, Hannan MJ, Kelleher AR, Cooper RA (2016), Daily Task-Oriented Performance Evaluation for Commercially Available Assistive Robot Manipulators, International Journal of Robotics and Automation Technology, In press, 2016.
  • Daveler B, Salatin B, Grindle GG, Candiotti J, Wang H, Cooper RA (2015), Participatory design and validation of mobility enhancement robotic wheelchair, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, pp. 739-750, Vol. 52, No. 6, 2015.