Research Publications and Abstracts

Recent Publications

Orlosky, J., Itoh, Y., Ranchet, M., Kiyokawa, K., Morgan, J.C., Devos, H. (2017). Emulation of physician tasks in eye-tracked virtual reality for diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease. IEEE VR Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, epub ahead of print; doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2017.2657018.

Schmidt, J., Hoffman, N., Ranchet, M., Miller, L., Tomporowski, P., Akinwuntan, A.E., Devos, H. (2017). Driving after concussion: Is it safe to drive after symptoms resolve? Journal of Neurotrauma, epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4668.

Devos, H., Backus, D. Ranchet, M., Sunil, M., Akinwuntan, A.E. (2016). Determinants of on-road driving in multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. pii: S0003-9993(16)31226-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.10.008.

Ranchet, M., Tant, M., Akinwuntan, A.E., Morgan, J.C., Devos, H. (2016). Fitness to drive disagreements in drivers with dementia. The Gerontologist, pii: gnw119.

Ranchet, M., Akinwuntan, A., Tant, M., Salch, A., Neal, E., Devos, H. (2016). Fitness-to-drive agreements after stroke: medical versus practical recommendations. European Journal of Neurology, 23, 1408-1414.

Devos, H., Morgan, J.C., Arinze, O., Bogle, C.A., Holton, K., Kruse, J., Sasser, S., Akinwuntan, A.E. (2016). Use of a driving simulator to improve on-road driving performance and cognition in persons with Parkinson’s disease: a pilot study. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, DOI: 10.1111/1440-1630.12263.

Ranchet, M., Akinwuntan, A.E., Tant, M., Neal, E., Devos, H. (2016). Comorbidity in drivers with Parkinson’s disease. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(2), 342-346.

Vardaki, S., Devos, H., Yannis, G., Antoniou, C., Beratis, I., Andronas, N., Papageorgiou S.G. (2016). Exploring the association between working memory and driving performance in Parkinson’s disease. Traffic Injury Prevention, 17(4),359-366.

Devos, H., Ranchet, M., Akinwuntan, A.E., Uc, E.Y. (2015). Establishing an evidence-based framework for driving rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review of on-road studies. NeuroRehabilitation. 37(1),35-52.

Ranchet, M., Tant, M., Neal, E., Akinwuntan, A.E., Devos, H. (2015). Agreement between physician’s recommendation and fitness-to-drive decision in multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(10), 1840-1844.

Devos, H., Verheyden, G., Van Gils, A., Tant, M., Akinwuntan, A.E. (2015). Association between site of stroke lesion and driving performance after stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 22(4), 246-52.

Devos, H., Tant, M., Akinwuntan, A.E. (2014). On-road driving impairments and associated cognitive deficits after stroke. Cerebrovascular Diseases, 38, 226-232.

George, S., Crotty, M., Gelinas, I., Devos, H. (2014). Rehabilitation to improve automobile driving after stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2, CD008357, doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008357.pub2.

Devos, H., Vandenberghe, W., Tant, M, De Weerdt, W., Nieuwboer, A., Uc, E.Y. (2014). On-road driving impairments in Huntington disease. Neurology, 18, 82(11), 956-622.

Vercruysse, S., Vandenberghe, W., Munks, L., Nuttin, B., Devos, H., Nieuwboer A. (2014). Effects of deep-brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus on freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease: a prospective controlled study. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2013-306336.

De Wit, L., Brinkmann, N., Dejaeger, E., Devos, H., De Weerdt, W., Jenni, W., Lincoln, N., Schuback, B., Schupp, W. (2014). Prognostic value of dressing and bathing on discharge of functional independence at five years after stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(5), 353-358.

Akinwuntan, A.E., Devos, H., Kumar, V., Smith, S., Williams, MJ. (2014). Improvement of driving skills in persons with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: a pilot study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95, 531-537.


Conference Proceedings

Ranchet, M., Akinwuntan, A.E., Tant, M., Devos, H. (2015). Comorbidity in drivers with Parkinson’s disease. Proceedings of the Eight International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. Eight International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. Salt Lake City, UT, 18-20 June 2015.

Akinwuntan, A.E., Cornelison, A., De la Cruz, E., Harris, T., Philips, K., Devos, H. (2015). Validation of a cognitive screening battery to predict fitness-to-drive in individuals with multiple sclerosis: a preliminary report. Proceedings of the Eight International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. Eight International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. Salt Lake City, UT, 18-20 June 2015.

Devos, H., Ranchet, M., Tant, M., Akinwuntan, A.E. (2015). Agreement between physician rating and on-road tests in drivers with multiple sclerosis. Proceedings of the Eight International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. Eight International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. Salt Lake City, UT, 18-20 June 2015.

Devos, H., Nieuwboer, A., Vandenberghe, W., Tant, M., De Weerdt, W., Uc, EY. (2013). Validation of driving simulation to assess on-road performance in persons with Huntington disease. Proceedings of the Seventh International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. Seventh International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design. Bolton Landing, New York, 18-20 June 2013.


Peer-reviewed Abstracts

Kletzel, S., Pallavi, S., Hoffecker, L., Devos, H., Heyn, P. Brain gaming in older adults: Does it work or not? American College of Rehabilitation Medicine. Chicago, IL, 2 – 4 November, 2016.

Akinwuntan, A.E., Sosnoff, J., Devos, H. Association between falls risk and driving unsafety in multiple sclerosis. American College of Rehabilitation Medicine. Chicago, IL, 2 – 4 November, 2016.

Ranchet, M., Akinwuntan, A.E., Tant, M., Devos, H. (2016). Fitness to drive agreements after stroke. American College of Rehabilitation Medicine. Chicago, IL, 2 – 4 November, 2016.

Ranchet, M., Tant, M., Akinwuntan, A.E., Devos, H. (2016). Fitness to drive disagreements in patients with dementia. American College of Rehabilitation Medicine. Chicago, IL, 2 – 4 November, 2016.

Ranchet, M., Morgan, J.C., Akinwuntan, A.E., Devos, H. Visual search of road signs in Parkinson’s disease. American College of Rehabilitation Medicine. Chicago, IL, 2 – 4 November, 2016.

Devos, H., Backus, D., Ranchet, M., Akinwuntan, A.E. (2016). Establishing a framework for driving rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis. American College of Rehabilitation Medicine. Chicago, IL, 2 – 4 November, 2016.

York, M., Heyn, P., Backus, D., Devos, H. (2016). From Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s Disease: An Interactive Round Table Discussion on Cognitive Rehabilitation Research and Implications for Clinical Practice. American College of Rehabilitation Medicine. Chicago, IL, 2 – 4 November, 2016.

Devos, H., Akinwuntan, A.E., Carr, D., Ranchet, M., Stowe, J., Uc, E.Y. (2016). Clinician's Guide to Assessment and Rehabilitation of Driving in Neurodegenerative Conditions. American College of Rehabilitation Medicine. Chicago, IL, 2 – 4 November, 2016.

Schmidt, J.D., Devos, H., Hoffman, N., Ranchet, M., Akinwuntan, A.E., Tomporowski, P., Miller, L.S. (2016). Driving after a concussion: Is it safe to drive after symptoms resolve? Concussion in Sport 5th International Consensus Conference. Berlin, Germany, 27 -28 October 27-28, British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Hawley, C., Marshall S., Devos, H. (2016). Medical aspects of fitness to drive: how should we advise patients and how do we predict safe return to driving after neurological conditions? World Conference for Neurorehabilitation. Philadelphia, PA, 10 – 13 May, 2016.

Devos, H., Ranchet, M., Tant, M., Akinwuntan, A.E. (2016). Agreement between medical and practical fitness-to-drive recommendations after stroke. World Conference for Neurorehabilitation. Philadelphia, PA, 10 – 13 May, 2016.

Sosnoff, J., Kelly, V., Akinwuntan A.E., Devos H. (2015). Cognitive-motor interferences in neurodegenerative diseases: Assessment and Rehabilitation Advances. American College for Rehabilitation Medicine. Dallas, TX, 25 – 30 October 2015.

Classen, S., Swanepoel, L., Akinwuntan, A.E., Devos, H., Hirsh, P., Barco, P., Stern, B., Brook, J., Monahan, M., Evans, D., Rosenthal, T., Winter, S., Carr, D. (2015). Driving Simulation: Sharing evidence, enhancing practice. The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists. Louisville, KY, 4 – 8 August 2015.

Devos, H., Akinwuntan, A.E., Ranchet, M., Tant, M. (2015). Physician rating of fitness-to-drive in multiple sclerosis. Annual Meeting of the Consortium for Multiple Sclerosis Centers. Indianapolis, IN, 27 – 30 May 2015.

Akinwuntan, A.E., Devos, H., Backus, D. (2015). Validation of a short screening battery to predict fitness-to-drive in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Annual Meeting of the Consortium of the Multiple Sclerosis Centers. Indianapolis, IN, 27 – 30 May, 2015.

Devos, H., Baker, K., Philips, K., Akinwuntan, A. (2015). Improvement of driving skills in individuals with multiple sclerosis. World Congress of Physical Therapy. Malaysia, 1 – 4 May, 2015.

Devos, H., Cornelison, A., De La Cruz, E., Harris, T., Philips, K., Backus, D., Akinwuntan, A. (2015). Validation of a cognitive screening tool to predict fitness-to-drive in individuals with multiple sclerosis. World Congress of Physical Therapy. Malaysia, 1 – 4 May, 2015.

Devos, H. (2015). Screening for fitness to drive after stroke. International Stroke Conference of the American Heart Association, Nashville, TN, 11 – 13 February 2015.

Akinwuntan, A.E., Morgan, J.C., Devos, H. (2014). Effect of a simulator-based rehabilitation program on cognitive functions and on-road driving performance in Parkinson's disease: a pilot study. 8th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation. Istanbul, Turkey, 8 – 12 April, 2014.

Devos, H., Akinwuntan, A.E. (2013). On the road with Multiple Sclerosis: Challenges in driving assessment and training. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 19, 11, S27. 29th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis and 18th annual conference of rehabilitation in MS. Copenhagen, Denmark, 2 – 5 October 2013.

Devos, H., Kumar, V., Smith, S., Joi-Williams, M., Akinwuntan, A.E. (2013). Improvement of driving skills in persons with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: a pilot study. Southern Translational Education and Research Conference. Augusta, GA, USA, 26-27 September 2013.

Devos, H., Vandenberghe, W., Nieuwboer, A., Tant, M., De Weerdt, W., Dawson, J., Uc, E.Y. (2013). Validation of a clinical screening battery to predict fitness to drive in Parkinson disease. American Academy of Neurology 65th annual meeting. San Diego, CA, USA, 16 – 23 March 2013.

Devos, H., Nieuwboer, A., Tant, M., De Weerdt, W., Vandenberghe, W. (2013). Clinical evaluation of fitness to drive in Huntington disease. American Academy of Neurology 65th annual meeting. San Diego, CA, USA, 16 – 23 March 2013.

Devos, H., Vandenberghe, W., Akinwuntan, A.E., Tant, M., De Weerdt, W., Nieuwboer, A. (2013). Profiling unsafe drivers with Parkinson’s disease: does clinical subtype predict on-road driving performance? Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., USA, 13 – 17 January 2013. Abstract number 13-1527.

Full reference list available in Devos' Curriculum Vitae PDF document

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Activities and Updates

photo of Hannes Devos (at left) with three others in front of a APDA conference banner

Along with other award recipients (above), lab director Hannes Devos presented the study progress on "Cognitive Workload in Parkinson’s disease" at the American Parkinson's Disease Association's Scientific Board Meeting on May 25, 2017 in Newark, N.J.

Ashwaan Uddin, B.S., summer LARRS student from the KU School of Medicine, was offered a T-32 Summer fellowship to work on pupillary responses in Parkinson’s disease.

Kevin Williams, first-year DPT student, was awarded a T-32 program summer training position to study cognitive workload while walking in Parkinson’s disease.

Melike (below), graduate research assistant in LARRS, tests the remote eye tracker for our cognitive workload study:

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