RESNA Student Scientific Paper Competition Announces 2022 Finalists


RESNA Student Scientific Paper Competition Announces 2022 Finalists

Date: Friday, June 3, 2022
Category: General

The Student Scientific Paper Competition (SSPC) is a storied RESNA program which is held annually in conjunction with the Annual Conference. Full time students in either an undergraduate or a graduate academic program are encouraged to submit an original scientific paper describing their research in any area of assistive technology.. All submissions are reviewed and scored by a panel of reviewers who are experts in areas relevant to its topic. With more than $1,000 available in cash prizes for finalists and runners up, plus free RESNA student membership, conference registration, and poster hall presentation opportunities, the SSPC is a popular program amongst Assistive Technology students.

The excitement for the 2022 SSPC has been ramping up, and RESNA is pleased to announce the 2022 SSPC winners and runners up.


Tyler Beauregard, The Ohio State University, “Development of an online questionnaire examining stakeholder perception of the CRT service delivery process”

Jillian Henderson, Queens University, “Usability evaluation of application forms for augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) technology in Canada”

Ahlad Neti, University of Pittsburgh, “Usability and acceptability of the TransKinect application for the assessment of independent wheelchair transfer technique with novice therapists”

Runners Up:

Madeline Blankenship, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, “Electromechanical Design of a Socially Assistive Robot (SAR) for the Upper Limb Rehabilitation of Children with Complex Neuromotor Disorders”

Mason Drake, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, “myAccessTools Development for Novice Raters to Accurately Assess Accessibility of Buildings”

Gabrielle Lemire, Université Laval, Canada, “Preliminary design of an active planar upper limb rehabilitation robotic device”

The 2022 SSPC is proudly sponsored by the RESNA Founders Fund (RFF). The main purpose of the RFF is to financially enable RESNA to continue its leadership role, focusing on support of new initiatives that will assist RESNA in addressing the challenges of today and tomorrow in the field of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology.

Find out more information out the RESNA Founders Fund!

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