Glenn Hedman, PE, ATP, RET

University of Illinois UCE
Department of Disability and Human Development
Institute on Disability and Human Development (M/C 626)
The University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608-6904
 
Phone: 312-413-7784
Email: ghedman@uic.edu
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Last Updated: August 30, 2010

Glenn Hedman
 

Discipline Coordinators: Assistive Technology
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Assistive Technology Unit; Certificate Program in Assistive Technology;
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: New device design and fabrication, service delivery model efficacy, and cost-benefit of Assistive Technology.

Vita/Bio

Glenn Hedman, MS, PE, ATP, RET

 

 

EDUCATION

M.S.             University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004, Civil Engineering

                                 Area of Concentration: Structural Engineering

M.Eng.          University of Virginia, 1983, Mechanical Engineering

                                 Area of Concentration: Rehabilitation Engineering

B.S.              University of Illinois at Chicago, 1981, Bioengineering

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1989-pres     Director, Assistive Technology Unit, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

2005-pres     Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Disability & Human Development, UIC

1996-2005    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Disability & Human Development, UIC

1984-1989    Director, Rehabilitation Engineering, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

1983-1989    Clinical Rehabilitation Engineer, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

1979-1981    Clinical Engineering Assistant, Northwestern University Rehabilitation Engineering Program

 

PE LICENSURE

Illinois (062-054251), Wisconsin (34264-006)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CREDENTIALLING

Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP), RESNA, 1996 – present.

Certificate in Rehabilitation Engineering Technology (RET), RESNA, 2003 – present.

 

HONORS

Co-Chair, 1993 RESNA Midwest Regional Conference.

Distinguished Service Award - 1996.  RESNA

Fellow Award – 2003.  RESNA

 

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

RESNA, Rehab Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, Member (1980-present)

ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member (1988-present)

ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers, Member (1998-present)

ASHRAE, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, & Air Conditioning Engineers, Member (2005-present)

 

President, RESNA (2006-2008)

President Elect, RESNA (2004-2006)

Chair, RESNA Student Design Competition (1998-2004)

Chair, RESNA Awards Committee (2002-2005)

Member, RESNA Meetings Committee (1997-2005)

Member, RESNA Awards Committee (1998-2001)

Member, RESNA Finance Committee (1998-2000, 2004-present)

Elected Chair, RESNA Special Interest Group on Job Accommodation (1994-1996)

Elected Chair of RESNA Professional Specialty Group for Rehabilitation Engineers (1998-2000)

Elected to RESNA Board of Directors (1998-2000)

Chair, RESNA Board of Directors Task Force - Certification of Rehab Engineering Technologists (2000)

 

Member, ASME A18, Safety Codes & Standards - Platform Lifts & Stairway Chairlifts (2000-present)

Member, ASME A17 Task Group on Elevator Use During Emergencies (2005-present)

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Kozole, KP & Hedman, GE.  Modular Hand Tiller System for Joystick Operation of Powered Wheelchairs.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil.  Vol. 66, March 1985, p. 193-194.

 

Yarkony, G, Jones, R, Hedman, G, & O’Donnell, A.  Jones-Hedman Walker Modification for C7 Quadriplegic Patient: Case Study in Team Cooperation.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil.  Vol. 67, January 1986, p. 54-55.

 

Hedman, G & Yasukawa, A.  An Adjustable Writing Device for Use with a Definitive Wrist Hand Orthosis.  Orthotics and Prosthetics, Vol. 39, No. 4, 1987, p. 40-43.

 

Simpson, R & Hedman, G.  Ideas to Help Break Down Barriers. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Vol 18, No. 6, 1999, p. 59-63.

 

Simpson, R & Hedman, G.  Engineering a More Accessible World. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Vol 19, No. 6, 2000, p. 59-65..

 

Simpson, R & Hedman, G.  Opening Doors with Assistive Technology.  IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Vol 21, No. 2, 2002, p. 45-52.

 

 

Proceedings

Hedman, G & Yasukawa, A.  An Adjustable Writing Device.  Proceedings from 8th Annual RESNA Conference.  Memphis, TN, 1985, p. 220-221.

 

Presperin, J & Hedman, G.  Addressing of Positioning Issues of Head-Injured Individuals at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.  Proceedings from 3rd International Seating Symposium, Memphis, TN, 1987, p. 111-113.

 

Hedman, GE, Armstrong, WA, Mackesy, J, Hurd, K, & Kohlmeyer, K.  An Adaptive Handle for a Safety Razor.  Proceedings from 10th Annual RESNA Conference.  San Jose, CA, 1987, p. 207-209.

 

Hedman, GE & Hurd, K.  An Independently Adjustable Attachment for a Cable Driven Flexor Hinge Orthosis.  Proceedings from 10th Annual RESNA Conference.  San Jose, CA, 1987, p. 565-567.

 

Hedman, GE.  Devices used for Trunk and Head Positioning of Persons with Head Trauma at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.  Proceedings from 5th Annual International Seating Symposium.  Memphis, TN, 1989, p. 86-89.

 

Hedman, GE.  An Adaptive Tape Trimming Jig.  Proceedings from 15th Annual RESNA Conference.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1992, p. 276-278.

 

Hedman, GE.  An Adapted Document Cart.  Proceedings from 15th Annual RESNA Conference.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1992, p. 279-281.

 

Sposato, BA, Hedman, GE, Politano, P.  AAC Device Mounting System for Supine Stander.  Proceedings from 15th Annual RESNA Conference.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1992, p. 429-431.

 

Hedman, GE & Nakashima, T.  Mouse Breakout:  Relocation of Mouse Switch Functions.  Proceedings from RESNA 1994 Annual Conference.  Nashville, TN, 1994, p. 409-410.

 

Hedman, GE & Nakashima, T.  Modification of Industrial Hose Nozzle and Work Area for Worker with Arthritis.  Proceedings from RESNA 1994 Annual Conference.  Nashville, TN, 1994, p. 487-489.

 

Sposato, BA & Hedman, GE.  An Assistive Technology Program in Response to OBRA - 87.  Proceedings from RESNA 1995 Annual Conference.  Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1995, p. 31-33.

 

Hedman, GE.  Modification of Office Chair Controls for Individual with Limited Upper Extremity Function.  Proceedings from RESNA 1995 Annual Conference.  Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1995, p. 524-526.

 

Hedman, GE.  The Assistive Technology – Chicago Project:  Preliminary Cost / Benefit Results.  Proceedings of the RESNA 1996 Annual Conference.  Salt Lake City, UT, 1996, p. 35-37.

 

Hedman, GE.  RE-PSG Salary Survey.  Proceedings of the RESNA 2004 Annual Conference.  Orlando, FL, 2004.

 

 

Books and Book Chapters

Hedman, GE (Editor).  Rehabilitation Technology.  Haworth Press, Binghamton, NY, 1990.

 

Hedman, GE.  Overview of Rehabilitation Technology.  Rehabilitation Technology.  Hedman, GE, Editor.  Haworth Press, Binghamton, NY, 1990, p. 1-10.

 

Bischof, J & Hedman, GE.  Computer Access.  Rehabilitation Technology.  Hedman, GE, Editor.  Haworth Press, Binghamton, NY, 1990, p. 93-121.

 

Hedman, GE & Sposato, BA.  Solutions at Work: Adapting the Work Environment to Meet Seating and Mobility Needs, Active Living, Volume 6, Issue 6, 1997, p. 36-37.

 

Hedman, GE.  Assistive Technology.  Mosby’s Resource Guide to Children with Disabilities and Chronic Illness.  Wallace, HM, et al, Editors.  Mosby, St. Louis, MO, 1997, p. 393-401.

 

 

TEACHING

 

DHD 440 - Introduction to Assistive Technology.  Lead Instructor, Spring 1997-present.

DHD 441 – Adaptive Equipment Design & Fabrication.  Co-Instructor, Summer 1998 – present.

 

BIOE 494 – Bioengineering Aspects of Disability, Co-Instructor, Spring 2000.