Publications

 

Journal Articles

A Thesis Proposal Development Course for Engineering Graduate Students Link
Tanaka ML, 
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 142(11), 114704 (2020)

Design of a Novel Head Support for People with Hypermobile Type Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Link
Robert S. Pierce RS, Tanaka ML, Ireton C, Church Z, Hudson D
ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy 3(4), 044502 (2020)

Optimizing Processing Parameters for Multi-track Laser Cladding Utilizing Multi-Response Grey Relational Analysis Link
Lian G, Zhang H, Zhang Y, Tanaka ML, Chen C, Jiang J
Coatings 9(6), 356 (2019)

Assessing Delay and Lag in Sagittal Trunk Control Using a Tracking Task Link
Reeves NP, Luis I, Chan E, Rosa V, Tanaka ML 
Journal of Biomechanics 73, 33-39, (2018)

Structure and Management of an Engineering Senior Design Course Link
Tanaka ML, Fischer KJ
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 138(7), 070802, (2016)

Novel Body Weight Device for Compression Garment Donning in the Treatment of Lymphedema Link
Tanaka ML, Jordi JP, DeRoche D, Sharp Z
Journal of Lympheodema, 11(1), 35-40 (2016)

Use of silicone materials to simulate tissue biomechanics as related to deep tissue injury Link
Sparks JL, Vavalle NA, Kasting KE, Long BL, Tanaka ML, Sanger PA, Schnell K, Conner-Kerr TA
Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 28(2), 59-68 (2015)

Evaluation of Cyclic Pelvic Movement in Patients with Acetabular Labral Tears Link
Tanaka ML, Stubbs AJ, Holst DC, Long BL
Journal of Musculoskeletal Research, 17 (3), 1450013, (2014)

Comparison of Biomechanical Properties of Native Menisci and Bacterial Cellulose Implant Link
Tanaka ML, Vest N, Ferguson CM, Gatenholm P
International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 63(17), 891-897 (2014)

Biomechanical Consequence of Extensor Pollicis Longus Tendon Relocation Link
Tanaka ML, Wiesler ER, Chloros GD
Journal of Musculoskeletal Research, 16 (1), 1350001, (2013)

First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis: A Biomechanical Comparison of Three Fixation ConstructsLink
Foote KM, Teasdall RD, Tanaka ML, Scott AT
Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances, 21(4), 223-31 (2012)

Using Topological Equivalence to Discover Stable Control Parameters in Biodynamic Systems Link
Tanaka ML, Ross SD 
Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 15(8):875-84 (2012)

Mathematical Model to Predict Drivers’ Reaction Speeds Link
Long BL, Gillespie AI, Tanaka ML 
Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 28(1), 48-56 (2012)

A Continuous Method to Compute Model Parameters for Soft Biological Materials Link
Tanaka ML , Weisenbach CA, Miller MC, Kuxhaus L
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 133(7), 074502, (2011)

Coupled Mathematical Model of Tumorigenesis and Angiogenesis In Vascular Tumors Link
Cooper MD, Tanaka ML, Puri IK
Cell Proliferation, 43, 542-552, (2010) 

Detecting dynamical boundaries from kinematic data in biomechanics Link
Ross SD, Tanaka ML, Senatore C
Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 20, 017507, (2010)

Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Seated Stability Link
Tanaka ML, Nussbaum MA, Ross SD
Journal of Biomechanics, 43(5), 906-912, (2010)

Evaluation of the Threshold of Stability for the Human Spine Link
Tanaka ML, Nussbaum MA, Ross SD
Journal of Biomechanics, 42(8), 1017-1022, (2009)

Hybrid Mathematical Model of Glioma Progression Link
Tanaka ML, Debinski W, Puri IK 
Cell Proliferation, 42, 637-646, (2009)

Separatrices and Basins of Stability from Time Series Data: An Application to Biodynamics Link

Tanaka ML, Ross SD
Nonlinear Dynamics, 58(1), 1-21, (2009)

 

Book Chapters & Dissertation

Power Systems: Thermal Characterization and Regulation
Karayaka HB, Holland LT, Tanaka ML, Ball A,
Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, 2nd Ed.; Anwar, S., Ed.; Taylor & Francis: New York

Biodynamic Analysis of Human Torso Stability using Finite Time Lyapunov Exponents Link
Tanaka ML
Ph.D. Dissertation, Virginia Tech, (2008)

Measurement of Non-Linear Effects in Cracked Particulate Composites Link
Smith CW, Wang L, Tanaka M
Mechanics of Composite Materials – Non-linear Effects, M.W. Hyer, Ed., ASME Applied Mechanics Division, V. 159, pp. 263-272, (1993)

Conference Proceedings

Quantifying the Accuracy of a Motion Detecting Neural Prosthesis Link
Tanaka ML, Subbukutti P, Hudson D, Hudson K, Valenzuela P, and Yanik P
ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), November 16-19, Portland, Oregon (2020)

A Spectrum of Product Development Processes: A Framework for Matching Methods to Outcomes Link
Lahm RJ, Tanaka ML
2020 Institute for Global Business Research (IGBR) International Conference, April 8-10, New Orleans, Louisiana (2020)

Analysis of a Novel Head Support for People with Hypermobility-type Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Link
Pierce RS, Tanaka ML
Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference,June 17-20, Vail, Colorado (2020) (accepted)

Computational Model of Methane Production in a Small-Scale Biodigestor Link
McGregor L, Tanaka ML, McNelis E, Muth T
National Conference on Undergraduate Research NCUR 2020, March 26-28, Bozeman, Montana (submitted)

Theoretical Evaluation of Using Solar Power to Increase Drone Flight Time Link
Green IG, Tanaka ML
National Conference on Undergraduate Research NCUR 2020, March 26-28, Bozeman, Montana (submitted)

Trash and Recycled Material Identification using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) Link
Sultana R, Adams R, Yan Y, Yanik P, Tanaka ML
IEEE SoutheastCon 2020, April 19-22, Raleigh, North Carolina (submitted)

Utilizing the Iterative Design Process to Develop a Heel Strike Detection Device Link
Click J, Tanaka ML, Hyatt A
National Conference on Undergraduate Research NCUR 2020, March 26-28, Bozeman, Montana (submitted)

Utilizing Design for Metal Additive Manufacturing and Topology Optimization to Improving Product Designs Link
Tanaka ML, Smith JJ
ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), November 8-14, Salt Lake City, Utah (2019)

Utilizing Cross-Correlation to Determine Phase Shift in Gait Data for a Neural Prosthesis Link
Tanaka ML, Hudson D
Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, June 25-28, Seven Springs, Pennsylvania (2019)

Effect of Spatial Visualization on Learning Engineering Technology and Engineering Programs Link
Ha O, Tanaka ML, Kaul S
2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 16-19, Tampa, Florida (2019)

Design and Construction of Heel Strike Detection Device for Post-Stroke Gait Rehabilitation Link
Click J, Tanaka ML, Hyatt A
National Conference on Undergraduate Research NCUR 2019, April 10-13, Kennesaw, Georgia, (2019)

Neural Prosthesis to Assist People with Muscle Weakness Link
Tanaka ML (podium), Farsad R, Yanik P, Hudson D
8th World Congress of Biomechanics, July 8-12, Dublin, Ireland (2018)

Linear Thermal Power Controller Design and Implementation for Efficient Electric Heating Link
Nevarez J, Karayaka HB, Tanaka ML, Tay P
IEEE SoutheastCon 2018, April 19-22, St. Petersburg, Florida (2018)

An Examination of Stress Concentrations Due to Myocardial Infarction in the Wall of the Human Left Ventricle Link
Baker A (poster), Kaul S, Coan H, Tanaka ML
Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, June 21 – 24, Tucson, Arizona, (2017)

Development of a Head Support Device for People with Hypermobility-type Ehler-Danlos Syndrome Link
Pierce RS (podium), Ireton C, Tanaka ML, Hudson D
Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, June 21 – 24, Tucson, Arizona, (2017)

Time Domain Analysis of Local Dynamic Stability May Be Useful in Predicting a Critical Event Before it Occurs Link
Tanaka ML (poster), Dong C
Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, June 21 – 24, Tucson, Arizona, (2017)

Molecule Binding Parameter Estimation from Surface Plasmon Resonance Measurements Link
Yan Y, Chen L, Tay P, Tanaka ML
IEEE Southeast Conference, March 30 – April 2, Charlotte, North Carolina, (2017)

A Comparison of Frontal and Sagittal Plane Axisymmetric Finite Element Models of the Left Ventricle Link
Baker A (podium), Kaul S, Tanaka ML
National Conference on Undergraduate Research NCUR 2017, April 6-8, Memphis, Tennessee, (2017)

Variability Based Analysis of Torso Loaded Gait Stability Link
Baker A (podium), Hudson D, Gilliam J, Tanaka ML
Inaugural SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum, October 28-29, Spartanburg, South Carolina, (2016)

Evaluation of Gait Instability Induced by Torso Loading with Various Magnitudes and Directions Link
Baker A (poster), Tanaka ML, Gilliam J, Hudson D
40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, August 2-5, Raleigh, North Carolina, (2016)

Utilizing Bandwidth to Quantify Human Torso Motor Control Capability Link
Karimi S, Tanaka ML (poster), Reeves NP, Kaul S
Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, June 29 – July 3, National Harbor, Maryland, (2016)

Characterization of Glioblastoma Growth Using Five Different Mathematical Models Link

Shabanisamghabady M (podium), Tanaka ML
Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, June 29 – July 3, National Harbor, Maryland, (2016)

The effects of gender and core stability on temporal-spatial gait parameters during short-term adaptation to 20% increase in backpack load carriage Link
Hudson D, Gilliam J, Tanaka M, Baker A
Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society 2016 Meeting, May 17-20, Memphis, Tennessee, (2016)

Gait Compensation for Instability Caused by Backpacks Link
Baker A, Gilliam J, Tanaka M, Hudson D
National Conference on Undergraduate Research NCUR 2016, April 7-9, Asheville, NC (2016)

Controlled Random Walks and Postural Stability Regions Link
McNelis EK (podium), Tanaka AL, Tanaka ML
Mathematical Association of America Southeastern Section Spring 2015 Meeting, March 13-14, Wilmington, NC, (2015)

High Performance Multi-Terrain Luxury Wheel Chair Link
Jason McCurry (poster), Alex Wilfong, and Philip Styles, Tanaka ML
Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, June 17-20, Salt Lake City, Utah, (2015)

Investigating the Effect of Tennis Ball Impact Location Link
Iglesias-Díaz A, Tanaka ML (podium), Yanik PM, Ball AK
Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, June 17-20, Salt Lake City, Utah, (2015)

Teaching Undergraduate Design:  an Approach Based on Industrial Experience Link
Tanaka ML (poster)
Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, June 17-20, Salt Lake City, Utah, (2015)

Assessment of Google Glass Determined by a Neurotypical Population Link
Mushfiq M (podium), Tanaka M, Kelley K
National Conference on Undergraduate Research NCUR 2015, April 16-18, Cheney, WA, (2015)

Potential Benefits of Cooperative Shared Control Link
Babecki K, Tanaka ML (poster)
7th World Congress of Biomechanics,  July 6-11, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts (2014)

Short and Long Term Behavior Observed in Controlled Random Walks Link
Tanaka AL (podium), McNelis EK, Tanaka ML
17th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 15 – July 20, East Lansing, MI, (2014)

Design, Development and Evaluation of the Basin of Stability Chair Link
Tanaka ML (podium), Fox WD
17th US National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 15 – July 20, East Lansing, MI, (2014)

Compression Testing of Deer Femora as an Animal Model for Automobile Accidents Link
Coffel J (podium), Tanaka M, Williams J, Steffen R
National Conference on Undergraduate Research NCUR 2014, April 3-5, Lexington KY, (2014)

An Automated Method for Evaluating the Accuracy of ASL Static Gestures Link
Flamenco VY, Adams RD, Yanik PM, Tanaka ML
International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, March 10-13, Las Vegas, NV (2014)

An Investigation of Parametric Load Leveling Control Methodologies for Resistive Heaters in Smart Grids Link
Holland L, Karayaka HB, Tanaka ML, Ball A
IEEE Green Technology Conference, April 3-4, Corpus Christi, TX (2014)

An Empirical Method for Estimating Thermal System Parameters Based on Operating Data in Smart Grids Link
Holland L, Karayaka HB, Tanaka ML, Ball A
2014 IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, February 19-22, Washington, DC (2014)

Maybe the Military Should be Nicer Link
Geyer K (poster), Tanaka ML (faculty sponsor)
National Conference on Undergraduate Research NCUR27, April 11-13, La Cross, Wisconsin, (2013)

Intra-Limb Coordination Changes After Botulinum in Two Children With Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy Link
Sole DG (poster), Long BL, Tanaka ML
APTA Combined Sections Meeting, January 21-24, San Diego, California (2013)

Evaluating Pelvis Dynamics in Patients with Acetabular Labral Tears Link
Tanaka ML (podium), Long BL, Stubbs AJ, Holst DC
ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 20-23, Farjardo, Puerto Rico (2012)

Intra-Limb Coordination Changes After Botulinum Toxin Injection in a Child with Spastic Diplegia: A Case Report Link
Long BL (poster), Gyr BM, Tanaka ML
Human Movement Science Research Symposium, February 17, Chapel Hill, NC (2012)

A Continuous Method to Quantify Stress-Strain Behavior of Biologic Materials Link
K
uxhaus L (poster), Weisenbach CA, Miller MC, Tanaka ML
American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, August 10-13, Long Beach, California (2011)

Bodyweight Apparatus Used to Apply Compression Garments for Lymphedema Patients Link
DeRoche D (podium), Sharp Z
ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 22-25, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Famington, Pennsylvania (2011) – Undergraduate Design Competition Finalist

A Continuous Method to Quantify Stress-Strain Behavior of Biologic Materials Link
Kuxhaus L (poster), Weisenbach CA, Miller MC, Tanaka ML
ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 22-25, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Famington, Pennsylvania (2011)

SBIR Phase II: Customizable meniscus implant prepared by dielectrophoretic biofabrication Link
O’Rourke LG (poster), Gatenholm P, Davalos R, Ferguson C, Tanaka M, Berry J, Barrett J
NSF 2011 SBIR/STTR Phase II Grantee Conference, May 9-12, Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland (2011)

Computational Model to predict the effects of cognitive and neuromuscular impairments on driving Link
Long BL (poster), Gillespie AI, Tanaka ML
American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, August 18-21, Providence, RI (2010)

Performance Strategies in College-Age Dancers on the Modified Start Excursion Balance Test: Preliminary Findings Link
Batson G (podium), Wilson MA, Tanaka ML, Zhu QA, Deckert J, Long BE, Bundle M
The 20th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, October 28 – 31, Birmingham, UK (2010)

Employing Topological Equivalence in Biomechanics Link
Tanaka ML (podium), Ross SD
ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 16-19, Grande Beach Resort, Naples Florida (2010)

Biomechanical comparison of locking plate, non-locking plate, and crossed screws in first metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis Link
Foote KM (electronic poster), Tanaka ML, Scott AT
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, July 7-10, National Harbor, MD (2010)

Detecting Dynamical Boundaries from Kinematic Data in Biomechanics Link
Ross SD (podium), Tanaka ML, Senatore C
16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 27 – July 2, State College, PA, (2010)

Use of Dynamics in Medical Research: Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation on Gait in Parkinson’s Disease Patients Link
Tanaka ML (podium), Siddiqui MS, Long BL
16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 27 – July 2, State College, PA, (2010)

Effect of Acetabular Labral Tears on Proprioceptive Parameters of the Human Hip Joint Link
Stubbs AJ (podium), Holst D, Long BL, Smith BS, Tanaka ML
The American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine 2010 Annual Meeting, July 15-18, Providence, RI, (2010)

Physical Evaluation of Hip Pain in Non/Pre-Arthritic Patient and Athlete: a Video Exam with Computer Generated Model Link
Stubbs AJ (multimedia & Award Winner), Anz A, Long B, Frino J, Cheetham S, Tanaka ML
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, March 9-13, New Orleans, LA, (2010)

Extensor Pollicis Longus Tendon Relocation: Evaluation of the Biomechanical Effects Link
Tanaka ML(poster), Nicewonder SH, Chloros GD, Wiesler ER
Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, March 6-9, New Orleans, LA, (2010)

Effect of Acetabular Labral Tears on Proprioception Parameters of the Human Hip Joint Link
Holst DC (poster), Stubbs AJ, Tanaka ML
2009 Medical Student Research Day Poster Presentations, October 14, Winston-Salem, NC, (2009) — Winner of the T1 Award from the Translational Science Institute 

Biomechanical Comparison of Fixation Methods for First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Fusion Link
Foote KM (poster), Scott AT, Tanaka ML
2009 Medical Student Research Day Poster Presentations, October 14, Winston-Salem, NC, (2009)

Estimating the Basin of Stability for the Human Spine using Forward Dynamic Simulation Link
Tanaka ML (podium), Ross SD
Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting, October 7-10, Pittsburgh, PA, (2009) 

Biomechanical Evaluation of the Change in Thumb Extension Following Relocation of the Extensor Pollicis Longus Tendon Link
Nicewonder SH (podium), Chloros GD, Wiesler ER, Tanaka ML
Proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics 2009 Annual Meeting, August 26-29, State College, PA, (2009) 

Mathematical Modeling of Vascular Tumors Link
Cooper MD (poster), Tanaka ML, Puri IK
Summit on System Biology, June 16-19, Richmond, VA, (2009)

Brain Tumor Simulation using a Hybrid Compartment-Continuum-Discrete Model Link
Tanaka ML (podium), Debinski W, Puri IK
Proceedings of the 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, June 24-27, Blacksburg, VA, (2009) 

Simulating the effects of angiogenesis on tumorigenesis through computational modeling Link
Cooper MD, Tanaka ML (poster), Puri IK
Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 17-21, Lake Tahoe, CA, (2009) 

Determining the Threshold of Stability During Unstable Sitting Link
Tanaka ML (podium), Nussbaum MA, Ross SD
Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 17-21, Lake Tahoe, CA, (2009) 

Biomechanical Evaluation of the Change in Thumb Extension Following Relocation of the Extensor Pollicis Longus Tendon Link
Nicewonder SH (poster), Chloros GD, Wiesler ER, Tanaka ML
Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences 8th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, May 14, Blacksburg, VA,  (2009)

A State Space Perspective of Dynamic Torso Stability Link
Tanaka ML (podium), Ross SD
Proceedings of the Society of Engineering Science 2008 Technical Meeting, October 12-15, Champaign, IL, pp. 292, (2008)

Kevin Granata: His Work and His Legacy Link
Tanaka ML (podium), Wilson SE
Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 25-29, Marco Island, FL, (2008) 

Locating Separatrices and Basins of Stability in Biodynamic Systems Link
Tanaka ML (podium), Ross SD
Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 25-29, Marco Island, FL, (2008)

Academic Orthopaedics. Nurturing a Career in Orthopaedics from Graduation to Retirement
Jinnah RH (podium), Tanaka ML
Royal Society of Medicine, June 10, Great Windsor Park, London, England, (2008)

Hybrid Mathematical Model of Glioma Progression Link
Tanaka ML (podium), Puri IK, Debinski W
Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences 7th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, May 8, Winston-Salem, NC,  (2008)

Spinal Stability Research with Dr. Kevin P. Granata Link
Tanaka ML (podium)
Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting, September 26-29, Los Angeles, CA, (2007) 

Methods & Nonlinear Analysis for Measuring Torso Stability Link
Tanaka ML (podium), Granata KP
Proceedings of the ASCE 18th Engineering Mechanics Division Conference, June 3-6, Blacksburg, VA, (2007)

Nonlinear Analysis of Low Back Stability Link
Tanaka ML (podium)
Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences 6th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, May 12, Blacksburg, VA, (2007)

Principles of Stability in Musculoskeletal Movement
Granata K (poster), Lee H, Norris J, Slota G, Tanaka M
Smart Prosthetics: Exploring Assistive Devices for the Body and Mind, Sponsored by: National Academies: Keck Futures Initiative, November 9-11, Irvine, CA, (2006)

Flexion-Relaxation Induced Creep Deformation Alters Paraspinal Reflex Response and Recovery Link
Tanaka M (poster), Rogers E, Granata K
Proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics 2006 Annual Meeting, September 6-9, Blacksburg, VA, (2006)

Achieving Compliance with the ATEX Directive Utilizing a Newly Developed Purge Gas Sensor
Tanaka ML (podium)
Proceedings of the 47th Annual ISA Analysis Division Symposium, April 14-18, Denver, CO, Vol. 35, pp. 217-225, (2002) 

Influence of Storage Environment Upon Crack Opening and Growth in a Particulate Composite Link
Smith CW, Wang L, Tanaka ML (podium)
Proceedings of 50th Anniversary Conference of Society for Experimental Mechanics, June 7-9, Dearborn, MI, pp. 1014-1021, (1993)