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Elena Oggero, Ph.D.

Elena Oggero She graduated from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) with a combined B.S./M.S. degree. Her thesis, conducted at the FIAT Safety Center, was titled "Modellazione matematica delle interazioni uomo veicolo in condizioni di impatto laterale" (Mathematical modeling of the interactions human-vehicle in side impact conditions).
She moved to the US as visiting scholar at The Ohio State University, where she got her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with the dissertation "Optimization of force plate size for effective gait analysis".
She is currently the VP for research and Development and the Quality Assurance Manager for Vestibular Technologies, LLc.
She is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY), Professor of Biomechanical Engineering at the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies (Cape Canaveral, FL), Member of the Board of Examiners of the American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation - American College of Functional Neurology (Cocoa, FL), and co-chair of the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium (RMBS) Contest.
Winner of several awards, including the University of Wyoming Women of Distinction Award (2012), the President's Award for significant contributions to the RMBS (2009) and three RMBS - K.C. Rock Student Contest awards (1998, 1999, and 2000), her main interests are Functional Neurology (with special emphasis on the consequences of injuries/neurological deficits on brain function), Biomechanics (human locomotion and postural control), Mechanical Engineering (sensors and transducers design, car safety and crashworthiness, quality system control), and Computer Science (software documentation, medical user-oriented software interface design, mathematical modeling of biological systems).
Her research experience spanning over 25 years has focused over the years on vehicle safety and crashworthiness, gait analysis, posturography and medical devices characterization and testing.
She is currently the principal investigator of a study on balance and pregnancy, and co-investigator in several studies within and without the CAPS® Research Network.
She has written several book chapters and more than 50 papers, and holds the title to 4 US patents.
She is also a reviewer for Gait & Posture and Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation journals.

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Guido Pagnacco, Ph.D.

Guido PagnaccoHe graduated summa cum laude in from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) with a combined BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering and a thesis titled "Simulazione numerica del sistema guidatore-veicolo in condizioni di impatto" (Numerical simulation of the system driver-vehicle in impact conditions).
He moved to the US as visiting scholar and subsequently obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University with the dissertation "Vertical Ground Reaction Force in the Assessment of Human Postural Balance", while being the Technical Director of the Human Performance Laboratory, division of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Medical Professions - The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY), Professor of Biomechanical Engineering at the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies (Cape Canaveral, FL).
He has been twice Visiting Professor at the Università degli Studi di Udine, once at the Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, and once in the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura.
He is a Member of the Board of Examiners of the American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation - American College of Functional Neurology (Cocoa, FL), and co-chair of the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium (RMBS) Contest.
He is the winner of several awards, including the President's Award for significant contributions to the RMBS (2009) and three RMBS - K.C. Rock Student Contest awards (1998, 1999, and 2000).
His main interests include Biomechanics (human locomotion and postural control), Neuro-Physiology (neuromuscular control and brain function), Computer Science (software design and engineering, data acquisition, signal analysis, numerical methods, mathematical modeling of biological systems), and Mechanical Engineering (sensors and transducers design, car safety and crashworthiness).
He is a Reviewer for the following journals: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Medical Engineering & Physics, IEEE Sensors Journal, Journal of Biomechanics (2014 recognized reviewer), Gait & Posture (2015 outstanding reviewer), Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation and Neuroscience Letters.
He is currently a co-investigator in several studies within and without the CAPS® Research Network.
He has written several book chapters and more than 50 papers on these topics, and holds the title to 4 US patents.

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Paul Noone, Ph.D.

Paul NooneHe has been a Registered Chiropractor for 32 years. He completed his 5 year, undergraduate chiropractic degree at Phillip Institute (now RMIT), Melbourne, from 1979-1984. He practiced in Melbourne until 1989, when he moved to Dublin, Ireland with his family.
While in Ireland, he completed a 3 year diploma in Acupuncture Studies (Dip.Ac) at the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland under Mr. Giovanni Maciocia from 1989-1992, a Graduate Program in chiropractic clinical neuroscience (Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board) under Dr. Frederick R. Carrick from 1995-1998, and a PhD at the Centre for Complementary Health Studies at the University of Exeter from 1992-1998.
Upon returning to Australia 1999, Paul has practiced as a chiropractor in Melbourne at the Small Street Clinic.
He established the first accredited curriculum-based post graduate program in clinical neuroscience for chiropractors. He has delivered over 2000 hours of post-graduate CPD accredited lectures for the Carrick Institute in Australia and New Zealand. He has delivered post graduate lectures for the CAA (Chiropractors Association of Australia) CAI (Chiropractors Association of Ireland) and Asian Pacific Chiropractic Doctors Federation and the European Chiropractors Union.
He is also engaged in clinical research. Along with Dr Kelly Holt, PhD, he co-authored a published research project investigating falls risk amongst older chiropractic patients.
As a follow up to that study, along with co-investigators Dr. Guido Pagnacco and Dr. Elena Oggero of Vestibular Technologies, he is currently the principal investigator of a large international multicentre study investigating the impact of eye movements on postural stability (https://clinicaltrials.gov).
He is also a director of the charity Hands On India, a passion that he shares with whoever he can, whenever he can.
For a full, complete and factual CV on Dr. Noone, click here.

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Frederick R. Carrick, Ph.D.

Frederick R. CarrickFrederick Carrick is a Professor of Neurology and Senior Research Fellow of BCMHR in association with the University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK. He holds a DC degree from CMCC in Toronto, Canada and a PhD degree from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Professor Carrick was a Global Clinical Scholar at Harvard Medical School and is a Faculty Scholar at Harvard Medical School's Harvard Macy Institute. He has a MS-HPEd degree from the Harvard Macy-MGH Institutes and holds board certifications in neurology with fellowship credentials credentials in Neuro-otology, Vestibular Rehabilitation and EEG. He has maintained a consultant specialist practice in neurology for 4 decades and has been a Medical Educator for 38 years. He is the subject of the Emmy award-winning PBS documentary "Waking up the Brain" as well as countless prime time television, newspaper, magazine and journal articles. He has special interests in movement disorders, traumatic brain injury and sports concussions and has developed novel treatments and patents in this area. He directs the Carrick Institute which maintains 28 extension facilities throughout the world and Carrick Care, a charity foundation serving the neurological needs of the underprivileged.

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Cameron H.G. Wright, Ph.D., P.E.

Cameron H.G. Wright

Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Wyoming
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Gabi N. Waite, Ph.D.

Gabi N. Waite

Professor
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
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Roy W. Geib, Ph.D.

Alvin S. Levine Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute

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