Publications

2024

Holtzer, R, Choi, J., Motl, R. W., Foley, F. W., Wagshul, M., Hernandez, M. E., Lipton, M. L., & Izzetoglu, M. (2024). Brain control of dual-task walking can be improved in aging and neurological disease. GeroScience; https://doi.org/10.1007/s11357-023-01054-3.

Motl, R. W., Choi, J., Foley, F. W., Picone, M. A., Lipton, M. L., Izzetoglu, M., Hernandez, M. E., Wagshul, M., & Holtzer, R. (2024). Initial Validation of the University of Alabama Birmingham Study of Aging Life-Space Assessment in Older Adults with Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders; 82, 105354. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2023.105354.

2023

Singh, M., Prakash, P., Kaur, R., Sowers, R., Brašić, J. R., & Hernandez, M. E. (2023). A Deep Learning Approach for Automatic and Objective Grading of the Motor Impairment Severity in Parkinson’s Disease for Use in Tele-Assessments. Sensors23(21), 9004. https://doi.org/10.3390/s23219004

Liau, B. Y., Lung, C. W., Hernandez, M. E., Mo, P. C., Li, Y., Guo, J.,& Jan, Y. K. (2023). Using cross-correlation analysis of multi-channel near infrared spectroscopy to assess the hemodynamic response to cupping therapy. Biomedical Optics Express; https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.493897.

Elshourbagy, A., Eltaras, M. M., Abdalshafy, H.,  P., Javed, S., Sadaney, A. O., Harrigan, T. P., Mills, K. A., Hernandez, M. E. & Brašić, J. R. (2023). Feasibility of virtual low-cost continuous measurement of movements in the extremities of people with Parkinson’s disease. MethodsX, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2023.102230.

Sasso, G., Mou, L., & Hernandez, M. E. (2023). Classification of fall risk across the lifespan using gait derived features from a wearable device. Proceedings of the 2023 45th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2023, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC40787.2023.10340146.

Prakash, P., Kaur, R., Levy, J., Sowers, R., Brasic, J., & Hernandez, M. E. (2023). A Deep Learning Approach for Grading of Motor Impairment Severity in Parkinson’s Disease. Proceedings of the 2023 45th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2023, 1-4. https:/doi.org/10.1109/EMBC40787.2023.10341122.

Hu, Y., Petruzzello, S. J., & Hernandez, M. E. (2023). Beta cortical oscillatory activities and their relationship to postural control in a standing balance demanding test: Influence of aging. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience; 15:1126002. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2023.1126002 

Li, Y., Mo, P. C., Lin, C. F., Pauly, S., Kundal, N., Hernandez, M.E. & Jan, Y. K. (2023). Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Investigate the Effects of Pressures and Durations of Cupping Therapy on Muscle Blood Volume and Oxygenation. Journal of Biophotonics; https://doi.org/10.1002/jbio.202200342

Holtzer, R., Choi, J., Wagshul, M. E., Motl, R. W., Foley, F. W., Picone, M. A., Lipton, M. L.,  Izzetoglu, M.,  Hernandez, M., & Wagshul, M. (2023). Individual Reserve in Aging and Neurological Disease. Journal of Neurology; https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-023-11656-8

Wagshul, M. E., Foley, F., Chaudhary, K., Lipton, M. L., Motl, R. W., Izzetoglu, M.,  Hernandez, M., Picone, M. A., & Holtzer, R. (2023). Differential Associations of Mobility with Fronto-Striatal Integrity and Lesion Load in Older Adults with and without Multiple Sclerosis. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair; 37(4), 205-217. https://doi.org/ 10.1177/15459683231164787.

Kaur, R., Levy, J., Motl, R. W., Sowers, R., & Hernandez, M. E.  (2023). Deep Learning for Multiple Sclerosis Differentiation Using Multi-Stride Dynamics in Gait. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering; https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2023.3238680

Kaur, R., Motl, R. W., Sowers, R., & Hernandez, M. E.  (2023). A Vision-Based Gait Analysis Framework for Predicting Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease Gait Dysfunctions – A Deep Learning Approach. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics; 27(1), 190-201. https://doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2022.3208077

2022

Bishnoi, A., Shankar, M., Lee, R., Hu, Y., & Hernandez, M. E. (2022). Effects of therapeutic intervention on spatiotemporal gait parameters in adults with and without neurological disorder: systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2022.06.003. 

Ziegelman, L., Alkurdi, A., Hu, Y., Bishnoi, A., Kaur, R., Sowers, R., Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T., & Hernandez, M. E. (2022). Feasibility of VR Technology in Eliciting State Anxiety Changes While Walking in Older Women. Proceedings of the 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9630542.

Liao, G., Wang, S., Wei, Z., Liu, B., Okubo, R., & Hernandez, M. E. (2022). Online classifier of AMICA model to evaluate state anxiety while standing in virtual reality. Proceedings of the 2022 44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC48229.2022.9871843.

Bishnoi, A., Chaparro, G., & Hernandez, M. E. (2022). Effect of Heart Rate Reserve on Prefrontal Cortical Activation while dual-task walking in older adults. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19, 47. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19010047

Meade, Z., Likens, A., Kent, J. A., Takahashi, K. Z., Wurdeman, S. R., Jacobsen, A. L., Hernandez, M. E., & Stergiou, N. (2022). Subthreshold vibration influences standing balance but has unclear impact on somatosensation in persons with transtibial amputationsFrontiers in Physiologyhttps://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2022.810079

2021

Aslan, D. H., Hernandez, M. E., Frechette, M. L., Gephart, A. T., Soloveychik, I. M., & Sosnoff, J. J. (2021). The Neural Underpinnings of Motor Learning in People with Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Scoping Review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.10.006

Kaur, R., Chen, Z., Motl, R., Hernandez, M. E., & Sowers, R. (2021). Predicting Multiple Sclerosis from Gait Dynamics Using an Instrumented Treadmill – A Machine Learning Approach. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 68(9), 2666-2677. https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2020.3048142

Chaparro, G., Singh, D., & Hernandez, M. E. (2021). Effects of aerobic fitness on prefrontal brain activation while dual-task walking in older adults: a pilot study. Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 3(1),17. https://doi.org/10.36879/JPMR.20.00017

Ziegelman, L., Alkurdi, A., Hu, Y., Bishnoi, A., Kaur, R., Sowers, R., Hsiao-Wecksler, E. T., & Hernandez, M. E. (2021). Feasibility of VR Technology in Eliciting State Anxiety Changes While Walking in Older Women. Proceedings of the 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2021, 583-586. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9630542

Bishnoi, A., Holtzer, R., & Hernandez, M. E. (2021). Brain activation changes while walking in adults with and without neurological disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Brain Sciences, 11, 291. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11030291

Hu, Y., Kattan, C., Kontos, D., Zhu, W., & Hernandez, M. E. (2021). Benefit of Tai Chi Quan Practice on Neuromuscular Functions in Older Adults. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 42, 101295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2020.101295

Wang, S., Okubo, R., Liao, G., Ku, C., Sowers, R., & Hernandez, M. E. (2021). Designing a closed loop system to achieve real-time evaluation and manipulation of state anxiety while walking in virtual reality. Proceedings of the 2021 10th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), 2021, 45-48. https://doi.org/10.1109/NER49283.2021.9441253

Weyhenmeyer, J., Hernandez, M. E., Lainscsek, C.,Poizner, H., & Sejnowski, T. (2020). Multimodal classification of Parkinson’s disease using delay differential analysis. Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), 2020, 2868-2875. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIBM49941.2020.9313394

2020

Zanotto, T., Hernandez, M. E., Medrano, C. N., Wilund, K. R., & Sosnoff, J. J. (2020). Cardiac autonomic dysfunction and falls in people with multiple sclerosis: is there a link? An Opinion Article. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 14, 1299. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2020.610917

Bishnoi, A., & Hernandez, M. E. (2020). Dual task walking costs in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Aging & Mental Health, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2020.1802576

Harrigan, T. P., Hwang, B. J., Mathur, A. K., Mills, K. A., Pantelyat, A. Y., Bang, J. A., Syed, A., Vyas, P., Martin, S., Jamal, A., Ziegelman, L., Hernandez, M. E., Wong, D., & Brašić, J. (2020). Dataset of quantitative structured office measurements of movements in the extremities. Data in Brief, 31, 105876.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.105876

Chaparro, G. N., Motl, R. W., & Hernandez, M. E. (2020). Effects of partial body weight support on dual-task walking in older adults with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Kinesiology and Wellness, 9(1), 18-28.

Hua, A., Chaudhari, P., Johnson, N., Quinton, J., Schatz, B., Buchner, D., & Hernandez, M. E. (2020). Evaluation of machine learning models for classifying upper extremity exercises using inertial measurement unit-based kinematic data. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 24(9), 2452-2460. https://doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2020.2999902

Hua, A., Johnson, N., Quinton, J., Chaudhary, P., Buchner, D., & Hernandez, M. E. (2020). Design of a low-cost, wearable device for kinematic analysis in physical therapy settings. Methods of Information in Medicine, 59(01), 041-047. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1710380  

Wood, T. A., Hernandez, M. E., & Sosnoff, J. J. (2020). Age-related differences to neck muscle activation latency as a potential risk factor to fall-related traumatic brain injuries. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 51(2020), 102405. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2020.102405

Chaparro, G. N., Sosnoff, J. J., & Hernandez, M. E. (2020). Effects of aerobic fitness on cognitive motor interference during self-paced treadmill walking in older adults. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 32(12), 2539-2547. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-020-01479-2

Tablerion, J. M., Wood, T. A., Hsieh, K. L., Bishnoi, A., Sun, R., Hernandez, M. E., An, R., & Sosnoff, J. J. (2020). Motor learning in people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 101(3), 512-523. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2019.09.014  

Kaur, R., Korolkov, M., Hernandez, M. E., & Sowers, R. (2020). Automatic Identification of Brain Independent Components in Electroencephalography Data Collected while Standing in a Virtually Immersive Environment – A Deep Learning-Based Approach. Proceedings of the 2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2020, 95-98.https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC44109.2020.9175741

Hu, Y., Bishnoi, A., Kaur, R., Sowers, R., & Hernandez, M. E. (2020). Exploration of Machine Learning to Identify Community Dwelling Older Adults with Balance Dysfunction Using Short Duration Accelerometer Data. Proceedings of the 2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2020, 812-815. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC44109.2020.9175871

2019

Hernandez, M. E., O’Donnell, E., Chaparro, G., Holtzer, R., Izzetoglu, M., Sandroff, B. M., & Motl, R. W. (2019).Brain activation changes during balance and attention demanding tasks in middle and older aged adults with multiple sclerosis. Motor Control, 23(4), 498–517. https://doi.org/10.1123/mc.2018-0044

Chaparro, G. N., Stine-Morrow, E. A. L., & Hernandez, M. E. (2019). Effects of aerobic fitness on cognitive performance as a function of dual-task demands in older adults. Experimental Gerontology, 118, 99-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2019.01.013

Sun, R., Kaur, R., Ziegelman, L., Yang, S., Sowers, R., & Hernandez, M. E. (2019). Using virtual reality to examine the correlation between balance function and anxiety in stance. Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), 2019, 1633-1640. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIBM47256.2019.8983331

Kaur, R., Sun, R., Ziegelman, L., Sowers, R., & Hernandez, M. E. (2019). Using virtual reality to examine the neural and physiological anxiety-related responses to balance-demanding target-reaching leaning tasks. Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS), 2019, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1109/Humanoids43949.2019.9035020

Kaur, R., Menon, S., Zhang, X., Sowers, R., & Hernandez, M. E. (2019). Exploring characteristic features in gait patterns for predicting multiple sclerosis. Proceedings of the 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2019, 4217-4220. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8857604

Kaur, R., Sun, R., Ziegelman, L., Sowers, R., & Hernandez, M. E. (2019). Using virtual reality to examine the neural and physiological responses to height and perturbations in quiet standing. Proceedings of the 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2019, 5233-5236. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8857647

2018

Ziegelman, L., Hu, Y., & Hernandez, M. E. (2018). Neuromechanical simulation of hand pronation and supination task in Parkinson’s disease. Proceedings of the 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2018, 2060-2063. https://doi.org/ 10.1109/EMBC.2018.8512605

Kaur, R., Lin, X., Layton, A., Hernandez, M. E., & Sowers, R. (2018). Virtual reality, visual cliffs, and movement disorders. Proceedings of the 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2018, 81-84. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2018.8512246

Motl, R. W., Chaparro, G., Hernandez, M. E., Balto, J. M., & Sandroff, B. M. (2018). Physical function in older adults with multiple sclerosis: an application of the short physical performance battery. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 41(3), 155-160. https://doi.org/10.1519/JPT.0000000000000115

2017

Sandroff, B. M., Hernandez, M. E., Holtzer, R., Izzetoglu, M., & Motl, R. W. (2017). Examining the patterns of prefrontal cortex activation during performance of an executive function task in persons with multiple sclerosis using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Current Trends in Neurology, 11, 31-40.

Chaparro, G., Balto, J. M., Sandroff, B. M., Holtzer, R., Izzetoglu, M., Motl, R. W., & Hernandez, M. E. (2017). Frontal brain activation changes due to dual-tasking under partial body weight support conditions in older adults with multiple sclerosis. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 14(1), 65. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-017-0280-8

Bollaert, R. E., Balto, J. M., Sandroff, B. M., Chaparro, G., Hernandez, M. E., & Motl, R. W. (2017). Preliminary evidence for the effects of aging and multiple sclerosis on cognitive performance: an analysis based on effect size estimates. Experimental Aging Research, 43(4), 346-354. https://doi.org/10.1080/ 0361073X.2017.1333820

2016

Hernandez, M. E., Holtzer, R., Chaparro, G., Jean, K., Balto, J. M., Sandroff, B. M., Izzetoglu, M., & Motl, R. W. (2016).Brain activation changes during locomotion in middle-aged to older adults with multiple sclerosis. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 370, 277-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2016.10.002 

Widdowson, C., Ganhotra, J., Faizal, M., Wilko, M., Parikh, S., Adhami, Z., & Hernandez, M. E. (2016). Virtual reality applications in assessing the effect of anxiety on sensorimotor integration in human postural control. Proceedings of the 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2016, 33-36. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2016.7590633

Moon, Y., Sung, J., An, R., Hernandez, M. E., & Sosnoff, J. J. (2016). Gait Variability in People with Neurological Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Human Movement Science, 47, 197-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2016.03.010 

2015

Hernandez, M. E., Snider, J., Stevenson, C., Cauwenberghs, G., & Poizner, H. (2015). A correlation-based framework for evaluating postural control stochastic dynamics. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 24(5), 551-561. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNSRE.2015.2436344

Lainscsek, C., Hernandez, M. E., Poizner, H., & Sejnowski, T. J. (2015). Delay Differential Analysis of Electroencephalographic Data. Neural Computation, 27(3), 615-627. https://doi.org/10.1162/NECO_a_00656

2014

Weyhenmeyer, J., Hernandez, M. E., Lainscsek, C.,Sejnowski, T., & Poizner, H. (2014). Muscle Artifacts in Single Trial EEG data Distinguish Patients with Parkinson’s Disease from Healthy Individuals. Proceedings of the 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014, 3292-3295. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944326

2013

Lukos, J. R., Snider, J., Hernandez, M. E., Tunik, E., Hillyard, S., & Poizner, H. (2013). Parkinson’s disease patients show impaired corrective response control and eye-hand coupling when reaching to virtual objects. Neuroscience, 254, 205-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.09.026

Lainscsek, C., Hernandez, M. E., Weyhenmeyer, J., Sejnowski, T. J., & Poizner, H. (2013). Non-linear dynamical analysis of EEG time series distinguishes patients with Parkinson’s disease from healthy individuals. Frontiers in Neurology, 4, 200. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2013.00200

Lainscsek, C., Weyhenmeyer, J., Hernandez, M. E., Poizner, H., & Sejnowski, T. J.  (2013). Non-linear dynamical classification of short time series of the Rössler system in high noise regimes. Frontiers in Neurology, 4, 182. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2013.00182

Hernandez, M. E., Ashton-Miller, J. A., & Alexander, N. B. (2013). Age-related differences in maintenance of balance during forward reach to the floor. The Journals of Gerontology: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 68(8), 960-967. 

Lainscsek, C., Hernandez, M. E., Poizner, H., & Sejnowski, T. (2013). Multivariate spectral analysis of electroencephalography data. Proceedings of the 2013 6th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), 2013, 1151-1154. https://doi.org/10.1109/NER.2013.6696142

Hernandez, M. E., Stevenson, C., Snider, J., & Poizner, H. (2013). Center of pressure velocity autocorrelation as a new measure of postural control during quiet stance. Proceedings of the 2013 6th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), 2013, 1270-1273. https://doi.org/10.1109/NER.2013.6696172

2012

Hernandez, M. E., Ashton-Miller, J. A., & Alexander, N. B. (2012). Age-related changes in speed and accuracy during rapid targeted center of pressure movements near the posterior limit of the base of support. Clinical Biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 27(9), 910–916.

Hernandez, M. E., Ashton-Miller, J. A., & Alexander, N. B. (2012). The effect of age, movement direction, and target size on the maximum speed of targeted COP movements in healthy women. Human Movement Science, 31(5), 1213–1223.

2010

Hernandez, M. E., Goldberg, A., & Alexander, N. B. (2010). Decreased muscle strength relates to self-reported stooping, crouching, or kneeling difficulty in older adults. Physical Therapy, 90(1), 67–74. 

2008

Hernandez, M. E., Murphy, S. L., & Alexander, N. B. (2008). Characteristics of older adults with self-reported stooping, crouching, or kneeling difficulty. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 63(7), 759–763. 

2005

Goldberg, A., Hernandez, M. E., & Alexander, N. B. (2005). Trunk repositioning errors are increased in balance-impaired older adults. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 60(10), 1310–1314.