Poster Presentations

Posters will on display for the duration of the conference.

Poster Viewing will be during tea/coffee breaks and also during lunch.


ESS 2021 Poster Presentations:


1. Walk and grow up! The influence of gait on cognitive development, Martino Avellis (Italy)



2. Multisensorial stimulation in a vertical standing for visually impaired kids, Martino Avellis (Italy)



3. A person-centred approach to wheelchair seating for individuals with hip flexion limitations, Bridget Churchill (United Kingdom), Bruce Mascull (New Zealand)



4. Pilot study to investigate parent’s perspective on the benefits of partaking in a wheelchair skills training programme (WSTP) for their children with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus aged between 3- 8 years, Marion Collins (Ireland)



5. Power wheelchair connectivity to optimize customer experience, Arne Compernolle (Belgium), Niclas Solberger (Sweden)



6. The off-loading posture system: an aid to treat pressure ulcers in people with SCI? Prospective observational study, Nadia Crivelli (Italy)



7. The ideal chair is when I don’t feel that I’m sitting, Andrea Espei (Germany)



8. TEAM Wheels: Developing a Sustainable Approach to Community Based Manual Wheelchair Training, Julie Faieta, Dr Krista Best (Canada)



9. Evidence-Based Design for Dynamic Seating Intervention, Susan Farricielli (United States)



10. Application of the Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCo) to maximise participation in the seated posture, Dr Laura Finney, Dr Penny Butler (United Kingdom)



11. An innovative modular postural padding system for hippotherapy: HIPPO MB. From the first idea to practical realization, Roberta Giobellina, Dr Davide Dalla Costa (Italy)



12. Advancement of Dependent Transfer Delivery Using Robotics: Assessment of a Consumer Driven Process for Prototype Design and Clinical Testing, Mark Greenhalgh (United States)



13. Success, challenges and future potential of 24 hour postural management services and resources, Gillian Grist (United Kingdom)



14. Seating Assessment Team: A transdisciplinary approach, Sophie Hiemstra, Martine Beurskens (Netherlands)



15. Factors influencing the use of electric-powered wheelchairs in the Long-Term Care Insurance System in Japan, Tadahiko Kamegaya (Japan)



16. Developing the Functional Electrical Stimulation for Foot Propulsion Framework, Richard Kellowan (Canada)



17. Applying Theory to Practice: Seating for Below Knee Amputation in Acute Care, Richard Kellowan (Canada)



18. Managing Complex Pressure Injuries in Acute Care: Mitigating the Medical Model, Richard Kellowan (Canada)



19. Should we deliver better wheelchairs for children with impaired movement function? Simona Korelc (Slovenia)



20. Integrated Standing:  From Research to Reality Nicola LaBerge, Ashley Detterbeck (United States)



21. The use of emergent technologies in Locked In Syndrome: Use of electromyography, Sharon Leahy (Ireland)



22. Stretching of the truncus and positioning in the wheel-chair in patients with neuromuscular diseases, Anny Madsen (Denmark)



23. Arguments for a life-long perspective on seating in children with neuromuscular diseases, Anny Madsen, Helle Munkholm (Denmark)



24. Personalized and durable wheelchairs in low-income countries? A dream or a reality? Stephen Mausen (Switzerland)



25. Ability based seating , supporting postures in both activity and rest by utilising the dynamic pelvic support, Joanne McConnell (United Kingdom)



26. Science in Action: Clinical Considerations for Wheelchair Cushions, Dr Jennifer McKee (Ireland)



27. Mighty Strong: Developing a Student-Run Strength and Conditioning Program for the Adaptive Athlete, Dr Jennifer McKee (Ireland), Dr Regan Harrell (United States)



28. What the hell is windsweeping anyway? Dr Jennifer McKee (Ireland), Sarah Clayton (United Kingdom)



29. Lying for Living, Dr Jennifer McKee (Ireland), Sarah Clayton (United Kingdom)



30. Wheelchair Skills Training: Facilitating Development and Independence in Children and Adults, Dr Jennifer McKee, David Griffith (Ireland)



31. Small Orthotic Aids for a person with high level spinal cord injury, Urška Miklič (Slovenia)



32. The use of objective outcome measures in a specialised posture and mobility service: a review of the literature and initial implementation of the GAS light measure for clinical service evaluation, Emilie Moynihan (United Kingdom)



33. Fluoroscopy a diagnostic aid, Loes Mulder, Carolien Martens (Netherlands)



34. Start-up of a seating clinic and the importance of information, Helle Munkholm (Denmark)



35. Multidisciplinary cooperation on individual seat provision following a vacuum mould, Gabriela Odermatt (Switzerland)



36. Pelvis biomechanical during wheelchair propulsion: a state of the art, Clemence Paquin (France)



37. No Sweat? A study into the microclimate characteristics of PVC and Polyurethane coated seating fabrics, Katie Pearce, Richard Haxby (United Kingdom)



38. Prerequisites for staying in place: an observational and interview study of ordinary housing for older people with home- and healthcare, Dr Celilia Pettersson (Sweden)



39. Pressure Mapping as a Tool to Recommend an Appropriate Mobile Shower Commode Chair and Interventions, Dr Jessica Presperin Pedersen (United States), Dr Emma Friesen (Netherlands)



40. Effects of seat position on the performance of a basketball player in wheelchairs, Dr Nami Shida (Japan)



41. Using test dummy experiments to investigate shear force acting between the human body and the wheelchair during seat tilt and recline, Satoshi Shirogane (Japan)



42. To Tilt or Not to Tilt: That is the question Dr Carina Siracusa, Casey Clarke (United States)



43. Powered Wheelchair Seating to facilitate the Enjoyment of University Life, Mari Sugiyama (Japan)



44. Environmental control and Internet of Things:  what power wheelchair offer nowadays? Dr Devis Trioschi, Dr Federico Rizza, Marco Meletti (Italy)



45. A Sitting Advice, and then? Dr Gesiena van der wal (Netherlands)



Guidelines for Poster Presenters:

Poster set-up will be on Tuesday afternoon from 14.00 to 17.00 (15 June 2021).

Posters must be removed by 17.00 on Friday 18 June. The conference secretariat will remove posters not taken down by 17.00 and cannot take any further responsibility for the material.

Posters should be presented in A0 size, portrait, i.e. 841mm x 1189mm. Velcro, for hanging your poster, will be available at the conference registration desk.

  • Poster Viewing will be during tea/coffee breaks and also during lunch
  • Poster presenters should display the time they will be available for discussion on their allocated poster board
  • Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference

All attendees must be registered as conference delegates, you will be entitled to the special Speaker Rate and registration is available via the Conference Website. This discounted rate is available for one presenter per poster.


Please contact if you have any queries in relation to poster presentations.