Andrew H. Hansen, PhD - Minneapolis VA Health Care System
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Andrew H. Hansen, PhD

Dr. Andrew H. Hansen

Research Biomedical Engineer, Department of Extended Care & Rehabilitation, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Director, Minneapolis Adaptive Design and Engineering Program, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Associate Professor, Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), University of Minnesota

Telephone: 612-467-2910

Email: Andrew.Hansen2@va.gov

 

 


Education

  • BSE, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • MS, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • PhD, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Postdoctoral Training, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Research Interests

  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Wheelchairs
  • Assistive Technology

Selected Publications

  • Ferguson JE, Wittig BL, Payette M, Goldish GD, Hansen AH. Pilot study of a strap-based custom wheelchair seating system in persons with spinal cord injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, in press.
  • Nickel E, Sensinger J, Hansen A (2014) Passive Prosthetic Ankle-Foot Mechanism for Automatic Adaptation to Sloped Surfaces. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 51, No. 5, 803-814.
  • Koeher SR, Dhaher YY, Hansen AH (2014) Cross-validation of a portable, six-degree-of-freedom load cell for use in lower-limb prosthetics research. Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 47, No. 6, 1542-1547.
  • Meier M, Tucker K, Hansen A (2014) Development of Inexpensive Prosthetic Feet for High Heel Shoes using a Simple Shoe Insole Model. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 51, No. 3, 439-450.
  • Hansen A, Bedore B, Nickel E, Hanowski K, Tangen S, Goldish G. (2014) Elastic Head Support for Persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 51, No. 2, 297-304.
  • Hansen A, Nickel E, Medvec J, Brielmaier S, Pike A, Weber M (2014) Effects of a Flat Prosthetic Foot Rocker Section on Balance and Mobility. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 51, No. 1, 137-148.
  • Hansen AH, Nickel E. (2013) Development of a Bi-Modal Ankle-Foot Prosthesis for Walking and Standing/Swaying. ASME Journal of Medical Devices, Volume 7, No. 3, 035001.
  • Nickel E, Hansen A, Goldish G, Fairhurst F, Morin S (2013) Upper Limb Cycle Ergometer for Supine Exercise. ASME Journal of Medical Devices, Volume 7, No. 2, 020910.
  • Sinitski EH, Hansen AH, Wilken JM. (2012) Biomechanics of the Ankle-Foot System during Stair Ambulation: Implications for Design of Advanced Ankle-Foot Prostheses. Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 45, 588-594.
  • Hansen AH, Wang CC. (2011) Effect of Rocker Shoe Radius on Oxygen Consumption Rate in Young Able-bodied Persons. Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 44, 1021-1024.
  • Dillon M, Fatone S, Hansen AH. (2011) The Effect of Prosthetic Design on the Center of Pressure Excursion in Partial Foot Prostheses. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 48, No. 2, 161-178.
  • Klodd E, Hansen AH, Fatone S, Edwards ML. (2010) Effects of Prosthetic Foot Forefoot Flexibility on Gait of Unilateral Transtibial Prosthesis Users. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 47, No. 9, 899-910.
  • Hansen AH, Childress DS. (2010) Investigations of Roll-over Shape: Implications for Design, Alignment, and Evaluation of Ankle-Foot Prostheses and Orthoses. Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 32, No. 26, 2201-2209.
  • Wang CC, Hansen AH. (2010) Response of Able-bodied Persons to Changes in Shoe Rocker Radius during Walking: Changes in Ankle Kinematics to Maintain a Consistent Roll-Over Shape. Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 43, 2288-2293.
  • Hansen AH, Wang CC. (2010) Effective Rocker Shapes Used by Able-Bodied Persons for Walking and Fore-aft Swaying: Implications for Design of Ankle-Foot Prostheses. Gait and Posture, Vol. 32, 181-184.
  • Fatone S. and Hansen AH. (2007) Effect of an Ankle Foot Orthosis on Roll-over Shape in Adults with Hemiplegia. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, Vol. 44, No. 1, 11-20.
  • Hansen, A., Meier, M., Sessoms, P., Childress, D. (2006) The Effects of Prosthetic Foot Roll-over Shape Arc Length on the Gait of Trans-tibial Prosthesis Users. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, Vol. 30, No. 3, 286-299.
  • Hansen, A., Childress, D., Miff, S., Gard, S., Mesplay, K. (2004) The Human Ankle During Walking: Implications for Design of Biomimetic Ankle Prostheses and Orthoses. Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 37, No. 10, 1467-1474.
  • Hansen, A., Childress, D., Miff, S. (2004) Roll-over Characteristics of Human Walking on Inclined Surfaces. Human Movement Science, Vol. 23, No. 6, 807-821.
  • Hansen, A.H., Meier, M.R., Sam, M., Childress, D.S., Edwards, M.L. (2003) Alignment of Trans-tibial Prostheses Based on Roll-over Shape. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, Vol. 27, No. 2, 89-99.

 

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