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Maria Gerschutz

maria gChair, Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
(260) 665-4669 | gerschutzm@trine.edu

Areas of Expertise:

Prosthetics
Biomaterials
Signal Processing

Degrees Earned:

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Wright State University.

Master of Science in Engineering, Wright State University.

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Wright State University.

Work History:

Trine University | Present

  • Chair
  • Associate Professor

The Ohio Willow Wood Company

  • Applied Research Engineer 

Publications:

Gerschutz, M., Haynes, M., Colvin, J., and Denune, J., “Dynamic Effectiveness Evaluation of Elevated Vacuum Suspension,” Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotic, 27(4), 161-165, 2015.

Gerschutz, M., Haynes, M., Nixon, D., and Colvin, J., “Strength Evaluation of Prosthetic Check Sockets, Copolymer Sockets and Definitive Laminated Sockets,”Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 49(3), 405-426, 2012.

Gerschutz, M., Haynes, M., Nixon, D., and Colvin, J., “Tensile Strength and Impact Resistance Properties of Materials used in Prosthetic Check Sockets, Copolymer Sockets, and Definitive Laminated Sockets,” Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 48(8), 987-1004, 2011.

Gerschutz, M., Denune, J., Colvin, J., and Schober, G., “Elevated Vacuum Suspension Influence on Lower Limb Amputee’s Residual Limb Volume at Different Vacuum Pressure Settings,” Journal of Prosthetic and Orthotics, 22(4), 252-256, 2010.

Gerschutz, M., Haynes, M., Colvin, J., Nixon, D., Denune, J., and Schober, G., “A Vacuum Suspension Measurement Tool for use in Prosthetic Research and Clinical Outcomes: Validation and Analysis of Vacuum Pressure in a Prosthetic Socket,” Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 22(3), 172-176, 2010.

Serres, J., Phillips, C., Reynolds, D., Mohler, S., Rogers, D., Repperger, D., and Gerschutz, M., “Pneumatic muscle actuator for resistive exercise in microgravity: test with a leg model,” Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine (Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance), 81(2), 144-148, 2010.

Serres, J., Reynolds, D., Phillips, C., Gerschutz, M. and Repperger, D., “Characterization of a phenomenological model for commercial pneumatic muscle actuators,” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 12(4), 423-430, 2009.

Gerschutz, M., Phillips, C., Reynolds, D., and Repperger, D., “A computational simulated control system for a high-force pneumatic muscle actuator: System definition and application as an augmented orthosis,” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 12(2), 173-183, 2009.

He, P., Wilson, G., Russell, C., and Gerschutz, M., “Removal of ocular artifacts from the EEG: A comparison between time-domain regression method and adaptive filtering method using simulated data,” Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 45(5), 495-503, 2007.

DeBoer, J., Gerschutz, M., Berger, E., Rhoads, J., Krousgrill, C., Stites, N., Zywicki, C., Nelson, D., and Evenhouse, D., “Transforming a Dynamics Course to an Active, Blended and Collaborative Format: Focus on the Faculty,” ASEE 2016 Annual Conference, June 28, 2016, #15763.

Colvin, J., Denune, J., Haynes, M., Kelley, C., Nolt, L., Nixon, D., Doddroe, J., Rowe, L., Wernke, M., Schroeder, R., and Gerschutz, M., “Synergistic Improvements to Transfemoral Socket Design,” National VA Research Week, Poster Presentation at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, May 21, 2014.

Wernke, M., Schroeder, R., Rink, C., Gnyawali, S., Gerschutz, M., Kin, J., Lambert, L., Powell, H., Denune, J., Sen, C., and Colvin, J., “Baseline Impact of Elevated Vacuum Suspension on Residual Limb Skin Health and Circulation,” 2014 Midwest American Society of Biomechanics Regional Meeting, Akron, Ohio, March 4-5, 2014.

Rink, C., Gnyawali, S., Powell, H., Wernke, M., Haynes, M., Gerschutz, M., Colvin, J., and Sen, C., “Methodological Assessment of Residual Limb Circulation and Skin Health in Response to Elevated Vacuum Suspension,” American Academy of Orthotist and Prosthetist, 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Chicago, IL, February 28, 2014.

Wernke, M., Kelley, C., Haynes, M., Gerschutz, M., and Colvin, J., “Comparison of Skin Temperature and Moisture Buildup Between Two Prosthetic Liners,” American Academy of Orthotist and Prosthetist, 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Chicago, IL, February 27, 2014.

Gerschutz, M., Haynes, M., Denune, J., Schober, G., and Colvin, J., “Acute Blood Flow Response Associated with Elevated Vacuum,” American Academy of Orthotist and Prosthetist, 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Orlando, FL, February 23, 2013.

Gerschutz M, Schober G, Denune J, Colvin J, Haynes M, Elevated Vacuum: Residual Limb Skin’s Exposure to Air Pressure, American Academy of Orthotist and Prosthetists, 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Orlando, FL, February 23, 2013.

Gerschutz, M., Haynes, M., Denune, J., Schober, G., and Colvin, J., “Acute measurement of blood flow response to active vacuum suspension,” American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, 95th National Assembly, Boston, MA, September 7, 2012.

Gerschutz, M., Schober, G., Denune, J., Colvin, J., and Haynes, M., “Air pressure conditions experienced by residual limb skin under active vacuum suspension,” American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, 95th National Assembly, Boston, MA, September 7, 2012.

Gerschutz, M., Haynes, M., Nixon, D., and Colvin, J., “Mechanical Evaluation of Direct Manufactured Prosthetic Sockets,” American Academy of Orthothist and Prosthetists, 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Atlanta, GA, March 23, 2012.

Gerschutz, M., Haynes, M., Nixon, D., and Colvin, J., “Industry Wide Evaluation of Prosthetic Socket Strength,” American Academy of Orthothist and Prosthetists, 38thAnnual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Atlanta, GA, March 22, 2012

Gerschutz, M., “Evaluation of Prosthetic Socket Strength: A Preliminary Investigation,” American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, 94th National Assembly, Las Vegas, NV, September 22, 2011.

Gerschutz, M., “Is direct manufacturing a feasible technology for prosthetic sockets?” American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, 94th National Assembly, Las Vegas, NV, September 21, 2011.

Gerschutz, M., Colvin, J., and Denune, J., “Comparison of vertical locking liner stabilization features,” American Academy of Orthotist and Prosthetists, 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Orlando, FL, March 19, 2011.

Gerschutz, M., Haynes, M., Colvin, J., and Nixon, D., “Is over-design of prosthetic sockets a problem?” American Academy of Orthotist and Prosthetists, 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Orlando, FL, March 19, 2011. 

Gerschutz, M., Colvin, J., Denune, J., and Schober, G., “Outcome Clinical Testing Techniques to Evaluate the Appropriateness of Torsion Adapters,” American Academy of Orthothist and Prosthetists, 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Orlando, FL, March 18, 2011.

Gerschutz, M., “Evaluation of Locking Liner Suspension Control Mechanisms,” American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, 93rd National Assembly, Las Vegas, NV, October 1, 2010.

Gerschutz, M., “Quantitative Evaluation of Elevated Vacuum Suspension System Effectiveness under Dynamic Conditions,” American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, 93rd National Assembly, Las Vegas, NV, September 30, 2010.

Gerschutz, M., “Elevated Vacuum Suspension: The Effects on an Amputee’s Residual Limb Volume,” American Academy of Orthothist and Prosthetists, 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Orlando, FL, February 25, 2010.

Gerschutz, M., “Elevated vacuum suspension: Outcome measures evaluating patient preferences and vacuum pressure & evaluation of residual limb movement in a prosthetic socket,” American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Chicago, IL, February 25, 2010.

Denune, J., and Gerschutz, M., “Elevated vacuum: Amputee patient outcomes evaluating patient verbal opinion and pressure data,” American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Atlanta, GA, March 7, 2009.

Phillips, C., Serres, J., Reynolds, D., Mohler, S., Rogers, D., Repperger, D. andGerschutz, M., “An Antagonist Pneumatic Muscle and Dynamic Test Station Simulating Human Performance of Knee Extension Task,” Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, October 2008. 

Phillips, C., Serres, J., Reynolds, D., Mohler, S., Rogers, D., Repperger, D., Gerschutz, M., and Muckley, K., “An Antagonist Pneumatic Muscle and Dynamic Test Station Simulating Human Performance of Knee Extension Task,” Ohio Academy of Science, November 2008.

He, P., Kahle (Gerschutz), M., Wilson, G., and Russell, C., “Removal of Ocular Artifacts from EEG: A Comparison of Adaptive Filtering Method and Regression Method Using Simulated Data,” Proceeding of the 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27th Annual Conference, paper #146, Aug. 2005.

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