Deanna H. Gates, Director

Associate Professor, Movement Science, Biomedical Engineering and Robotics

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering

University of Michigan


EDUCATION

1998-2002 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Biomedical Engineering, The University of Virginia

Thesis Title: “Porous Monolithic Sol-gel Columns for Capillary Electrochromatography”

Advisor: Pamela Norris

2002-2004 M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

Thesis Title: “Characterization of Ankle Function during Stair Ascent, Descent and Level Walking for Ankle Prosthetic and Orthotic Design”

Committee: Paolo Bonato (advisor), Hugh Herr, Jim Collins, Herbert Voigt

2005-2009 Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Nonlinear Biodynamics Laboratory, The University of Texas at Austin

Dissertation Title:Changes in the Control of Movement Timing and Stability with Muscle Fatigue”

Committee: Jonathan Dingwell (advisor), H. Grady Rylander, Lisa Griffin, Ronald Barr, and J. Steven Moore

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2003-2005 Research Assistant, Motion Analysis Laboratory, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA

2005-2009 Graduate Research Assistant, Nonlinear Biodynamics Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin

2009-2010 Associate, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Phoenix, AZ

2010-2012 Research Biomechanist, Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

2011-2012 Site Supervisor, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for Military Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

2012-pres Assistant Professor, Movement Science, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

2013-pres Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

2017-pres Core Faculty, Robotics, University of Michigan

HONORS AND AWARDS

1998-2002 Recipient of Robert C. Byrd Foundation Scholarship

2002 Graduated with Distinction, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

2005-2006 Recipient of Agnes T. and Charles Wiebusch Fellowship

2006 Recipient of Professional Development Award from The University of Texas at Austin

2006 Recipient of Women in Engineering Program Travel Scholarship

2006-2007 Recipient of Student Grant-in-Aid from the American Society of Biomechanics

2006-2007 Recipient of Temple Foundation Graduate Fellowship

2007 Best Student Presentation Award, 12th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Springfield, MA

2007 Recipient of Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Travel Award

2007 Recipient of Graduate Engineering Council Student Travel Award

2007-2008 Recipient of George J. Heur, Jr. Ph.D. Endowed Graduate Fellowship

2008-2009 Recipient of The University of Texas Continuing Doctoral Fellowship

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

1. Gates D.H., Lelas J, Della Croce U, Herr H, Bonato P, Characterization of ankle function during stair ambulation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2004; 6: 4248-51.

2. Aiello E, Gates D.H., Patritti B.L., Cairns K.D., Meister M, Clancy E.A., Bonato P, Visual EMG biofeedback to improve ankle function in hemiparetic gait. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2005; 7: 7703-6.

3. O'Keeffe D.T., Gates D.H., Bonato P, A wearable pelvic sensor design for drop foot treatment in post-stroke patients. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2007; 1820-3.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / POSTERS

1) Gates, D.H., Lelas, J., Croce, U.D., Herr, H., Bonato, P., Characterization of ankle function during stair ambulation. 25th Annual Meeting of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. San Francisco, CA. Sept 1-5, 2004.

2) Bishop, S., Lelas, J., Hoerner, J., Gates, D., Della Croce, U., Nimec, D., Bonato, P. Use of minimal bracing to treat toe walking. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, Phoenix, AZ. October 7-10, 2004.

3) Aiello, E.; Gates, D.H.; Patritti, B.L.; Cairns, K.D.; Meister, M.; Clancy, E.A.; Bonato, P. Visual EMG Biofeedback to Improve Ankle Function in Hemiparetic Gait, 26th Annual Meeting of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Shanghai, China. Sept 1-4, 2005.

4) Gates, D.H. and Dingwell, J.B. Are long-range correlations in stride intervals centrally mediated? World Congress of Biomechanics, Munich, Germany, July 29-August 4, 2006.

5) Gates, D.H. and Dingwell, J.B. Peripheral Neuropathy Does Not Alter the Fractal Dynamics of Gait Stride Intervals. American Society of Biomechanics, Blacksburg, VA, September 6-9, 2006.

6) Gates, D.H., and Dingwell, J.B. Does Peripheral Neuropathy Alter the Fractal Dynamics of Gait Stride Intervals? 12th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Springfield, MA. April 11-14, 2007. * Best Student Presentation Award Winner

7) Gates, D.H., Su, J.L and Dingwell, J.B. Possible Biomechanical Origins of the Long-range Correlations in Stride Times. 12th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Springfield, MA. April 11-14, 2007.

8) Gates, D.H., Su, J.L and Dingwell, J.B. Origins of the Long-range Correlations in Stride Times. 31st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Stanford, CA. August 23-25, 2007.

9) Gates, D.H., and Dingwell, J.B. Movement Stability is Affected by Muscle Fatigue. 31st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Stanford, CA. August 23-25, 2007.

10) Gates, D.H., and Dingwell, J.B. The Effect of Muscle Fatigue on Correlations in Timing Errors. 31st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Stanford, CA. August 23-25, 2007.

11) Gates, D.H., and Dingwell, J.B. Movement Height Affects Kinematic Variability during Fatigue. 31st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Stanford, CA. August 23-25, 2007.

12) O’Keefe, D.T., Gates, D.H., Bonato, P. A Wearable Pelvic Sensor Design for Drop Foot Treatment in Post-Stroke Patients. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Aug 23-27, 2007.

13) Gates, D.H., and Dingwell, J.B. The Effect of Muscle Fatigue on Task Performance during Repetitive Goal Directed Movements. 13th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Richmond, VA. April 2-5, 2008.

14) Gates, D.H., and Dingwell, J.B. Movement Stability Is Affected By Muscle Fatigue. 13th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Richmond, VA. April 2-5, 2008.

15) Gates, D.H. and Dingwell, J.B. Upper Extremity Muscle Fatigue that Induces Muscle Imbalances does not Increase Movement Instability. 14th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Denver, CO. March 10-13, 2009

16) Gates, D.H. and Dingwell, J.B. Upper Extremity Muscle Fatigue that Induces Muscle Imbalances does not Increase Movement Instability. 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. State College, PA. Aug 26-29, 2009.

17) Gates, D.H., Smallwood, R., and Dingwell, J.B. Muscle Fatigue Affects Task Performance during Repetitive Upper Extremity Movements. 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. State College, PA. Aug 26-29, 2009.

18) Welch, T., Bridges, A., Gates D., Heller, M., Stillman D., Raasch, C., Carhart, M. An evaluation of the BioRID II and Hybrid III during low- and moderate-speed rear impact. SAE 2010 World Congress. Detroit, MI. April 13-15, 2010.

19) Gates, D.H., Bridges, A., Welch, T.D.J., Lam, T., Scher, I., Yamaguchi, G.T. Lumbar loads in low to moderate speed rear impacts. SAE 2010 World Congress. Detroit, MI. April 13-15, 2010.

20) Gates, D.H., and Lam, T. Repeated impacts on a motorcycle helmet: What happens after a significant impact? SAE 2010 World Congress. Detroit, MI. April 13-15, 2010. *Best presentation winner

21) Gates, D.H., Dingwell, J.B., Scott, S.J., Sinitski, E.H., Wilken, J.M. Gait characteristic of individuals with transtibial amputations walking on a destabilizing rock surface. George E. Omer Jr. Research and Alumni Lectureship. San Antonio, TX. May 6, 2011.

22) Gates, D.H., Dingwell, J.B., Scott, S.J., Sinitski, E.H., Wilken, J.M. Gait adaptations when walking on a destabilizing rock surface. 35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Long Beach, CA. Aug 10-13, 2011.

23) Gates, D.H., Aldridge, J.M., Wilken, J.M. Kinematic comparison of walking on uneven ground using powered and unpowered prostheses. 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Gainesville, FL. Aug 15-18, 2012.

24) Gates, D.H., Aldridge, J.M., Wilken, J.M. Comparison of powered and unpowered prostheses in patients with transtibial amputation walking on a rock surface. University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center: Centennial Celebration and Education Seminar. Ann Arbor, MI. Oct. 18-19, 2012.

25) Gates, D.H., Scott, S.J., Wilken, J.M., Dingwell, J.B., The effect of walking surface on lateral stability of individuals with and without transtibial amputations. Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Cincinnati, OH. May 14-17, 2013.

26) Cowley, J., Dingwell, J.B., and Gates, D.H. Effects of localized and widespread fatigue on a repetitive sawing task. 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Omaha, NE. Sept. 4-7, 2013.

27) Gates, D.H., Wilken, J.M., Smurr Walters, L., Resnik, L. Comparison of performance using upper extremity prostheses with and without active wrist motion. 2nd ASU Workshop on Rehabilitation Robotics. Tempe, AZ. Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2014.

28) Cowley, J.C., Smurr, L., Resnik, L., Gates, D.H. Reach trajectories of the dominant and non-dominant hands. Midwest American Society of Biomechanics Regional Meeting. Akron, OH. Mar 4-5, 2014.

29) Engdahl, S.M., Gates, D.H., Wilken, J.M., Smurr, L., Resnik, L. The effect of wrist motion on reduction compensatory trunk motion in transradial prosthesis users. Midwest American Society of Biomechanics Regional Meeting. Akron, OH. Mar 4-5, 2014.

30) Gates, D.H., Wilken, J.M., Smurr Walters, L., Resnik, L. Comparing movement time with upper extremity prostheses during activities of daily living. 19th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Newark, DE. June 24-27, 2014.

31) Cowley, J.C., Smurr, L., Resnik, L., Gates, D.H. Reach trajectories of the dominant and non-dominant hands. 19th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Newark, DE. Jun 24-27, 2014.

32) Engdahl, S.M., Gates, D.H., Wilken, J.M., Smurr, L., Resnik, L. The effect of wrist motion on reduction compensatory trunk motion in transradial prosthesis users. 19th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Newark, DE. June 24-27, 2014.

33) Gates, D.H. Quantifying performance with upper extremity prostheses. 4th Annual Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences (MRS) Training Day, Chicago, IL, August 22, 2014

34) Gates, D.H. Quantifying performance with upper extremity prostheses. 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Chicago, IL, August 26-30, 2014.

35) Gordon, D. Gardinier, E.S. and Gates, D.H. The Reliability of Energetic Cost Measurements. MICHR 2014 Research Symposium. Ann Arbor, MI. October 1, 2014. *Second Place Scholars Poster Award

36) Gardinier, E.S., Wensman, J., Kelly, B.M., and Gates, D.H. Improving walking performance and reducing knee loads in below-knee amputees. MICHR 2014 Research Symposium. Ann Arbor, MI. October 1, 2014.

37) Engdahl, S.M., Christie, B., Kelly, B., Davis, A., Chestek, C. and Gates, D.H. Assessing interest in novel control modalities for upper limb prostheses. 3rd ASU Workshop on Rehabilitation Robotics. Tempe, AZ. Feb 13 – 14, 2015.

38) Gardinier, E.S. and Gates, D.H. Neuromuscular adaptations to assistive ankle power during gait in individuals with transtibial amputations. 20th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Portland, OR. March 18-21, 2015.

39) Martini, D., Goulet, G., Meehan, S., Gates, D.H. and Broglio, S. A Preliminary Investigation: Long-term Effects of Concussion on Obstacle Crossing. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA. May 26-30, 2015.

40) Totah, D., Odeja, L. Johnson, D. Gates, D., Provost, E. and Barton, K. Modeling of Human Intent for Classification of a Weight Lifting Task. 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, Aug 5-8, 2015.

41) Engdahl, S.M., Christie, B., Kelly, B., Davis, A., Chestek, C. and Gates, D.H. Surveying the Interest of Individuals with Upper Limb Loss in Novel Prosthetic Control Techniques. 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, Aug 5-8, 2015.

42) Felt, W., Gardinier, E., Wensman, J., Gates, D., and Remy, C., Body-in-the-Loop Optimization for the Selection of Prosthetic Control Parameters – A Pilot Study. 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, Aug 5-8, 2015.

43) Johnson, A., Mirdamadi, J., Gervasi, N., and Gates, D.H. Muscle activation strategies of stepping onto a compliant surface in healthy adults. 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, Aug 5-8, 2015.

44) Sriram, H., Cowley, J.C., and Gates, D.H. Movement quality during unimanual and bimanual functional reaching movements. 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, Aug 5-8, 2015.

45) Davidson, A., Felt, W., Wensman, J., Gardinier, E., Remy, C., and Gates, D.H. Metabolic cost changes with the amount of prosthetic ankle power provided. 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, Aug 5-8, 2015.

46) Cowley, J.C. , Saunders, R., and Gates, D.H. Effects of proximal and distal muscle fatigue on repetitive movements. 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, Aug 5-8, 2015.

47) Engdahl, S.M., Christie, B., Kelly, B., Davis, A., Chestek, C. and Gates, D.H. Surveying the Interest of Individuals with Upper Limb Loss in Novel Prosthetic Control Techniques. American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association National Assembly, San Antonio, TX, October 7-10, 2015.

48) Gardinier, E., Pennito, A., Wensman, J., Kelly, B., and Gates, D.H. Improvements in walking performance when using a powered ankle prosthesis. American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, Orlando, FL, Mar 9-12, 2016.

Professional Organizations

2000-2002 Member, Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Fraternity

2000-2002 Member, Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society

2006-pres Member, American Society of Biomechanics

2007-pres Member, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society

2014-pres Member, IEEE

2016-pres Member, American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP)

2016-pres Member, International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology (ISEK)