Dr. Novak is a member of the Home and Community Team at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Her research focuses on understanding mobility in challenging environments and the impact of aging and environmental factors to reduce the risk of falls (www.idapt.com). Laboratory-based, biomechanical research is translated to influence environmental design and building standards nationally. Dr. Novak acts as an advisor and member of many national accessibility and building standard committees to support aging-in-place strategies and build an age-friendly, safe environment.
Effect of handrail height and age on the timing and speed of reach-to-grasp balance reactions during slope descent.
Appl Ergon. 2019 Nov;81:102873
Characterizing the demands of backward balance loss and fall recovery during stair descent to prevent injury.
Appl Ergon. 2019 Nov;81:102900
Appl Ergon. 2019 Apr;76:20-31
Evaluation of the Keeogo exoskeleton for assisting ambulatory activities in people with multiple sclerosis: an open-label, randomized, cross-over trial.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2018 Dec 12;15(1):117
J Mot Behav. 2018 Sep 21;:1-12
Neuroinflammation, myelin and behavior: Temporal patterns following mild traumatic brain injury in mice.
PLoS One. 2017;12(9):e0184811
A novel method for synchronizing motion capture with other data sources for millisecond-level precision.
Gait Posture. 2017 01;51:125-131
Influence of handrail height and fall direction on center of mass control and the physical demands of reach-to-grasp balance recovery reactions.
Gait Posture. 2017 Dec 14;60:209-216
Am J Occup Ther. 2017 Nov/Dec;71(6):7106165030p1-7106165030p9
J Exp Psychol Appl. 2017 Feb 02;: