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.
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;:
The Evaluation of Vertical Pole Configuration and Location on Assisting the Sit-to-Stand Movement in Older Adults with Mobility Limitations.
Assist Technol. 2015;27(4):208-18
Ergonomics. 2016 May;59(5):717-28
Age-related differences in dynamic balance control during stair descent and effect of varying step geometry.
Appl Ergon. 2016 Jan;52:275-84
Gait Posture. 2015 Feb;41(2):580-5
Effects of aging on whole body and segmental control while obstacle crossing under impaired sensory conditions.
Hum Mov Sci. 2014 Jun;35:121-30
Economic process to produce biohydrogen and volatile fatty acids by a mixed culture using vinasse from sugarcane ethanol industry as nutrient source.
Bioresour Technol. 2014 May;159:380-6
Gait analysis for foot and ankle surgeons-- topical review, part 2: approaches to multisegment modeling of the foot.
Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Feb;35(2):178-91