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• #### Identifying motivational factors in robot-based assist-as-needed rehabilitation ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
INTRODUCTION: Globally, 2.41 billion people can benefit from rehabilitation due to various injuries or diseases (WHO, 2019). Traditional rehabilitation relies on techniques that are physiological in nature (e.g., assisted ...
• #### Identifying motivational factors in robot-based assist-as-needed rehabilitation ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2022-04-29)
INTRODUCTION: Globally, 2.41 billion people can benefit from rehabilitation due to various injuries or diseases (WHO, 2019). Traditional rehabilitation relies on techniques that are physiological in nature (e.g., assisted ...
• #### Il-21 vector-tethering nanofibers for cancer treatment including osteosarcoma ﻿

(Society for Biomaterials, 2019-05)
The first line of treatment regime for bone cancers including osteosarcoma is surgical removal of the primary tumor, scaffold and/or bone fillers are required to fill the bone void during the surgery. Development and ...
• #### Impact dynamics of mechanical systems and structures, and applications in crash energy management, impulse mitigation, and impact injury biomechanics ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2012-05)
Among the different load conditions on a mechanical system, impact loading and its contribution to the design process require special consideration. The static methods of stress, strain, and deflection analyses are ...
• #### Impact of building systems usage on indoor particulate matter $(PM_{2.5})$ concentration in residential buildings ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2021-07)
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is essential because people spend up to 90% of their time indoors. There are various sources of indoor air pollutants, including combustion, building materials, and outdoor air pollution. Particulate ...
• #### Impact of correlation of plug load data, occupancy rates and local weather conditions on electricity consumption in a building using four back-propagation neural network models ﻿

(Elsevier, 2020-11)
This study explores approaches to evaluates correlation how significantly plug load data, occupancy rates, and local weather factors affect the actual electricity consumption of a commercial building in seasonal changes ...
• #### Impact of nanomaterials on human health: a review ﻿

(Springer, 2022-04-23)
Nanomaterials are now widely used in various industries such as automotive, biomedical, cosmetics, defense, energy, and electronics, due to their unique properties. However, this ubiquitous presence of nanomaterials in the ...
• #### Impact of nanomaterials on human health: a review ﻿

(Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, 2022-04-23)
Nanomaterials are now widely used in various industries such as automotive, biomedical, cosmetics, defense, energy, and electronics, due to their unique properties. However, this ubiquitous presence of nanomaterials in the ...
• #### Implementation and evaluation of automotive child restraint systems in mass transit buses ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2008-12)
Mass transportation systems and specifically bus systems are a key element of the national transportation network. Buses are one of the safest forms of transportation. Nonetheless, bus crashes resulting in occupant injuries ...
• #### Implications of inherent inhomogeneities in thin carbon fiber-based gas diffusion layers: a comparative modeling study ﻿

(Elsevier, 2019-02-01)
Thin porous media are present in multiple electrochemical energy devices, where they provide key transport and structural functions. The prototypical example is gas diffusion layers (GDLs) in polymer-electrolyte fuel cells ...
• #### Improvement in crashworthiness of a vehicle for side impact occupant protection using IMPAXX and polyurethane high energy-absorbing foam materials ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2017-12)
Side impact car crashes account for roughly 30% of all fatalities in road accidents including passenger cars and light trucks, and they tend to have a disastrous effect on the human body than all other types of car accidents ...
• #### Improvement of mechanical and wear behavior by the development of a new tool for the friction stir processing of Mg/B4C composite ﻿

(Elsevier, 2021-11-25)
Large and irregular particle sizes of B4C in the Mg matrix are performance-impeding challenges of the as-cast Mg-B4C composites. In an attempt to overcome this, the secondary solid-state friction stir processing of the ...
• #### Improvements and effects of porosity on interlaminar tensile strength of curved beam carbon fiber composites ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2012-12)
The orthotropic nature of composites provides excellent performance in the fiber direction, but it is susceptible to failure in the orthogonal direction. Failure due to the delamination is limited to composites, and has ...
• #### Improving and predicting the strengths of fiber-reinforced composites using a graphene-based self-healing system and finite element analysis ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2018-05)
A new method for self-healing is developed by incorporating graphene nanoparticles into the microcapsules to improve the healing efficiency after initial failure and to extend the service life of a composite. Graphene ...
• #### Improving decomposition process of recycled plastics for sustainable fuel productions ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
In the U.S.A., plastic waste is about 12.7% of the total municipal waste which is approximately 32 million tons annually. Recovery of plastics is usually done through waste-to-energy or recycling options. Plastic-to-fuel ...
• #### Improving fluid retention properties of 316L stainless steel using nanosecond pulsed laser surface texturing ﻿

(Laser Institute of America, 2020-11)
stainless steel has been used as a successful biomaterial for decades. In this study, a pulsed nanosecond laser was used to create patterned surfaces of stainless steel coupons to study the effect of patterning on fluid ...
• #### Improving the economic values of the recycled plastics using nanotechnology associated studies ﻿

(Elsevier Ltd., 2014-09)
Recycled polystyrene (PS) cups were chopped up and separately incorporated with multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and NiZn ferrite (Ni0.6Zn0.4Fe2O4) nanoparticles prior to electrospinning under different conditions. These ...
• #### Improving the saline water evaporation rates using highly conductive carbonaceous materials under infrared light for improved freshwater production ﻿

(Elsevier, 2022-06-01)
Because of the growing population and scarcity of limited freshwater resources, one out of three people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water today; thus, there is an urgent need to address this global ...
• #### Improving thermal decomposition process of recycled plastics for sustainable gas and liquid fuel production ﻿

(Wichita State University, 2017-05)
In the U.S.A., plastic waste is about 12.7 % of the total municipal waste which is approximately 32 million tons annually. Recovery of plastics is usually done through waste-toenergy or recycling options. Plastic-to-fuel ...
• #### Improving water-splitting efficiency of water electrolysis process via highly conductive nanomaterials at lower voltages ﻿

(Joint Center on Global Change and Earth System Science of the University of Maryland and Beijing Normal University, 2020-01-11)
The present study explores the opportunity to enhance the hydrogen production rate (HPR) at lower voltage in water electrolysis process by introducing conductive nanoparticles into electrolyte. The development of sustainable, ...