Selected Publications



  • Gorniak, S.L., Plow, M., McDaniels, C., Alberts, J.L. (2014). Impaired object handling during bimanual task performance in Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis International (in press).

  • Ochoa, N., Gorniak, S. L. (2014). Changes in sensory function and force production in adults with Type II Diabetes. Muscle & Nerve (in press).

  • Gorniak, S.L., Khan, A., Ochoa, N., Sharma, M.D., Phan, C.L. (2014). Detecting subtle fingertip sensory and motor dysfunction in adults with Type II Diabetes. Experimental Brain Research 232(4): 1283-1291. PMID: 24468726.

  • Gorniak SL, McIntyre CC, Alberts JL (2013). Bimanual force coordination in Parkinsonís disease patient with bilateral subthalamic deep brain stimulation. PLoS One 8(11): e78934.

  • Gorniak SL, Alberts JL (2013). Effects of aging on force coordination in bimanual tasks. Experimental Brain Research 229(2): 273-284.

  • Gorniak SL, Machado A, Alberts JL (2013). Force coordination during bimanual task performance in Parkinsonís disease. Experimental Brain Research 229(2): 261-271.

  • Gorniak SL, Alberts JL (2013). Effects of task complexity on grip-to-load coupling in bimanual actions. Experimental Brain Research. 225(4): 559-567.

  • Gorniak SL, Zatsiorsky VM, Latash ML (2011). Manipulation of a fragile object by elderly individuals. Experimental Brain Research 212(4): 505-516.

  • Gorniak SL, Zatsiorsky VM, Latash ML (2010). Manipulation of a fragile object. Experimental Brain Research 202(2): 413-430.

  • Gorniak SL, Zatsiorsky VM, Latash ML (2009). Hierarchical control of prehension: II. Multi-digit synergies. Experimental Brain Research 194(1): 1-15.

  • Gorniak SL, Zatsiorsky VM, Latash ML (2009). Hierarchical control of prehension: I. Biomechanics. Experimental Brain Research 193(4): 615-631.

  • Latash ML, Gorniak SL, Zatsiorsky VM (2008). Hierarchies of Synergies in Human Movements. Kinesiology 40(1): 29-38.

  • Gorniak SL, Duarte M, Latash ML (2008). Do synergies improve accuracy? A study of speed-accuracy trade-offs during finger force production. Motor Control.12(2): 151-172.

  • Thrasher TA, Fisher S. Burden of patients with intrathecal drug delivery systems: an administrative claims based analysis. [Oct 2012: Accepted for publication in Neuromodulation]

  • Thrasher TA, Ward JS, Fisher S. Changes in exercise capacity during a 13-week regimen of functional electrical stimulation leg cycling. [Oct 2012: Accepted for publication in NeuroRehabilitation]

  • Miyatani M, Masani K, Kawashima N, Craven BC, Thrasher TA, Popovic MR. Treadmill walking with gait patterned FES among patients with incomplete spinal cord injury increases exercise intensity: case series. [Oct 2011: Submitted for publication to ISRN Rehabilitation]

  • Uzun S, Purmoghaddam A, Hieronymus M, Thrasher TA. Evaluation of Muscle Fatigue of Wheelchair Basketball Players with Spinal Cord Injury using Recurrence Quantification Analysis of Surface EMG. Eur J Appl Physiol 2012; 112(11):3847-3857.

  • Bryant MS, Pourmoghaddam A, Thrasher TA. Gait changes with walking devices in persons with Parkinsonís Disease. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2012; 7(2):149-52.

  • Thrasher TA, Ward JS, Fisher S. Classification of rhythmic locomotor patterns in electromyographic signals using fuzzy sets. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2011; 8:65.

  • Vette AH, Yoshida T, Thrasher TA, Masani K, Popovic MR. A Comprehensive three-dimensional dynamic model of the human head and trunk for estimating lumbar and cervical joint torques and forces from upper body kinematics. Medical Engineering & Physics 2011; 33(1):70-79. PMID: 20980190

  • Fisher S, Lucas L, Thrasher TA. Robot-assisted gait training for patients with hemiparesis due to stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 2011; 18(3):269-276.

  • Thrasher TA, Sin VW, Masani K, Vette AH, Craven BC, Popovic MR. Kinematic responses of the trunk to multidirectional perturbations during unsupported sitting. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 2010; 26(3):332-40. PMID: 20841625

  • Masani K, Sin VH, Vette AH, Thrasher TA, Kawashima N, Morris A, Preuss R, Popovic MR. Postural reactions of the trunk muscles to multidirectional perturbations in sitting. Clin Biomech 2009; 24(2):176-82.

  • Miller RC, Popovic MR, Thrasher TA, Verrier M. Functional electrical stimulation therapy improves grasping in chronic cervical spinal cord injury: two case studies. Journal of Automatic Control 2008; 18(2):53-61.

  • Chi L, Masani K, Miyatani M, Thrasher TA, Johnston KW, Mardimae A, Kessler C, Fisher JA, Popovic MR. Cardiovascular Response to Functional Electrical Stimulation and Dynamic Tilt Table Therapy to Improve Orthostatic Tolerance. J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2008; 18(6):900-907.

  • Thrasher TA, Zivanovic V, McIlroy W, Popovic MR. Rehabilitation of reaching and grasping function in severe hemiplegic patients using Functional Electrical Stimulation Therapy. Neurorehabil Neural Repair 2008; 22(6):706-714.

  • Thrasher TA, Popovic MR. Functional Electrical Stimulation of walking: Function, exercise and rehabilitation. Ann Readapt Med Phys 2008; 51(6):452-60.