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Lindsey Westover, PhD, PEng

Assistant Professor

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

About Me

Education:

  • 2018 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta
  • 2016 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
  • 2011 – M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary
  • 2007 – B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary


Research

Dr. Westover joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2018. Her research focus is in biomechanics and biomedical engineering. Dr. Westover’s research includes laboratory experimental work, computational modeling, and in vivo experimental work.

Research Interests:

  • Noninvasive assessment of the integrity of biological structures
  • Vibration analysis for evaluation of osseointegration of percutaneous implants
  • Joint biomechanics including evaluation of ligaments and cartilage
  • Asymmetry analysis for evaluation of spinal deformity
  • Mechanical testing of biological tissues
  • Numerical analysis and computational modeling of biological systsems

Publications:

Journal Publications:

  1. M. Ghaneei, R. Ekyalimpa, L. Westover, E.C. Parent, S. Adeeb. 2018. Customized k-Nearest Neighbourhood Analysis in the Management of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis using 3D Markerless Asymmetry Analysis. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (Under Review).
  2. L. Westover, G. Faulkner, C. Flores-Mir, W. Hodgetts, D. Raboud. 2018. Non-invasive Evaluation of Periodontal Ligament Stiffness During Orthodontic Tooth Movement. Angle Orthodontist (Under Review).
  3. L. Westover, G. Faulkner, W. Hodgetts, F. Kamal, E. Lou, D. Raboud. 2018. Longitudinal Evaluation of Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Implant Stability Using the Advanced System for Implant Stability Testing (ASIST). Otology & Neurotology  39(6): e489-e495.
  4. B. Hodgetts, D. Scott, P. Maas, L. Westover. 2018.  Development of a Novel Bone Conduction Verification Tool using a Surface Microphone: Validation with Percutaneous Bone Conduction Users. Ear and Hearing  doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000572.
  5. L. Westover, G. Faulkner, C. Flores-Mir, W. Hodgetts, D. Raboud. 2018. Application of the Advanced System for Implant Stability Testing (ASIST) to Natural Teeth for Noninvasive Evaluation of the Tooth Root Interface. Journal of Biomechanics 69: 129-137.
  6. L. Westover, G. Faulkner, W. Hodgetts, D. Raboud. 2018. Comparison of implant stability measurement devices for bone anchored hearing aid systems. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 119(1): 178-184.
  7. A. Hong, N. Jaswal, L. Westover, E.C. Parent, M. Moreau, D. Hedden, S. Adeeb. 2017. Surface topography classification trees for  assessing severity and monitoring progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Spine 42(13): E781-E787.
  8. L. Westover, G. Faulkner, W. Hodgetts, D. Raboud. 2016. Advanced System for Implant Stability Testing (ASIST). Journal of Biomechanics 49(15): 3651-3659.
  9. J.C. Küpper, L. Westover, R. Frayne, J.L. Ronsky. 2016. Application of a novel measure of in-vivo knee joint laxity. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 138(10): 104501.
  10. L. Westover, N. Sinaei, J.C. Küpper, J.L. Ronsky. 2016. Quantifying in vivo laxity in the anterior cruciate ligament and individual knee joint structures. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 19(14): 1567-1577.
  11. E. Chalmers, L. Westover, J. Jacob, A. Donauer, V. Zhao, E.C. Parent, M.J. Moreau, J.K. Mahood, D.M. Hedden, E.H.M. Lou. 2015. Predicting success or failure of brace treatment for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 53(10): 1001-1009.
  12. A. Komeili, L. Westover, E.C. Parent, M. El-Rich, S. Adeeb. 2015. Correlation between a Novel Surface Topography Asymmetry Analysis and Radiographic Data in Scoliosis. Spine Deformity 3(4): 303-311.
  13. A. Komeili, L. Westover, E.C. Parent, M. El-Rich, S. Adeeb. 2015. Monitoring for Idiopathic Scoliosis Curve Progression Using Surface Topography Asymmetry Analysis of the Torso in Adolescents. The Spine Journal 15(4): 743-751.
  14. A. Trovato, A. Komeili, L. Westover, E. Parent, M. Moreau, S. Adeeb. 2014. Examination of the breast asymmetry associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis using surface topography methods. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering 34(6): 612-617.
  15. A. Komeili, L. Westover, E.C. Parent, M. Moreau, M. El-Rich, S. Adeeb. 2014. Surface topography asymmetry maps categorizing external deformity in scoliosis. The Spine Journal 14(6): 973-983.
  16. L. Westover, J. Olearczyk, U. Hermann, S. Adeeb, Y. Mohamed. 2014. Analysis of Rigging Assembly for Lifting Heavy Industrial Modules. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 41(6): 512-522.
  17. L.M. Westover, S.M Adeeb. 2010. Cubic Spline Meshless Method for Numerical Analysis of the Two-Dimensional Navier-Stokes Equations. International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling, Series B 1(2): 172 – 196.
  18. K.D. Connolly, J.L. Ronsky, L.M. Westover, J.C. Küpper, R. Frayne. 2009. Differences in patellofemoral contact mechanics associated with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Journal of Biomechanics 42(16):2802-2807.
  19. K.D. Connolly, J.L. Ronsky, L.M. Westover, J.C. Küpper, R. Frayne. 2009. Analysis techniques for congruence of the patellofemoral joint. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 131(12):124503 – 1-7.

Conference Publications:

  1. M. Stadnyk, L. Westover, N.M. Jomha, S. Adeeb. 2018. Kinematics and T-Dominance of Elite Squash Players. 20th Biennial Meeting of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics, Halifax, Canada, August 14 – 17, 2018 (Accepted - Podium).
  2. L. Westover, G. Faulkner, D. Raboud, T.H. El-Bialy*. 2018. ASIST Measurement of Tooth Stability Changes after Buccal Root Torque. 2018 American Association for Dental Reserch/Canadian Association for Dental Research (AADR/CADR) Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, March 21 – 24, 2018 (Poster).
  3. M. Stadnyk*, A. Kalia, L. Westover, N.M. Jomha, S. Adeeb. 2017. Velocity and Acceleration of Elite Squash Players in Winning and Losing Rallies. 23rd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Seville, Spain, July 2 – 5, 2017 (Podium).
  4. G. Faulkner*, L. Westover, B. Hodgetts, F. Kamal, E. Lou, D. Raboud. 2017. Clinical Evaluation of Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Implant Stability using the Advanced System for Implant Stability Testing (ASIST). 6th International Congress on Bone Conduction Hearing and Related Technologies, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, May 17 – 20, 2017 (Poster).
  5. B. Hodgetts*, D. Scott, P. Maas, L. Westover. 2017. Verification of Bone Conduction Ampilfication: A new approach to and old problem. 6th International Congress on Bone Conduction Hearing and Related Technologies, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, May 17 – 20, 2017 (Podium).
  6. L. Westover, R. Butz, K. Duke*, G. Faulkner, W. Hodgetts, D. Raboud. 2016. Noninvasive Evaluation of Periodontal Ligament Stiffness. 22nd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Lyon, France, July 10 – 13, 2016 (Podium).
  7. L. Westover*, W. Hodgetts, G. Faulkner, D. Raboud. 2015. Advanced System for Implant Stability Testing (ASIST). 5th International Congress on Bone Conduction Hearing and Related Technologies, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada, May 20-23, 2015 (Podium).
  8. G. Faulkner*, L. Westover, B. Hodgetts, D. Raboud. 2015. Comparison of ASIST and Osstell ISQ for Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid Implant Stability. 5th International Congress on Bone Conduction Hearing and Related Technologies, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada, May 20-23, 2015 (Podium).
  9. D. Raboud, M. Athale*, L. Westover, B. Hodgetts, G. Faulkner. 2015. Use of Advanced System for Implant Stability Testing (ASIST) for Assessment of Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid Abutment Screw Loosening. 5th International Congress on Bone Conduction Hearing and Related Technologies, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada, May 20-23, 2015 (Poster).
  10. F. Kamal*, E. Lou, G. Faulkner, L. Westover. 2015. ASIST – A Bluetooth Real-Time Implant/Bone Interface Stability Measurement Device. 5th International Congress on Bone Conduction Hearing and Related Technologies, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada, May 20-23, 2015 (Poster).
  11. L. Westover*, D. Raboud, G. Faulkner. 2014. Quantitative assessment of stability of dental implants and natural teeth. 18th World Congress on Dental Traumatology, Istanbul, Turkey, June 19-21, 2014 (Poster).
  12. E.C. Parent, S. Chabot, L. Westover, D. Hill, M. Moreau, D. Hedden, E. Lou and S. Adeeb. 2014. The Ability of Surface Topography Postural Measurements to Detect Cobb Angle Progression in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) and a Main Thoracic Curve: Full Torso Scans Compared to Back Only Parameters. Proceedings of the Annual International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Treatment (SOSORT) Meeting ,Wiesbaden, Germany, May 8-10 2014 (Podium).
  13. E.C. Parent*, S. Chabot, L. Westover, D. Hill, M. Moreau, D. Hedden, E. Lou, S. Adeeb. 2014. Are full torso surface topography postural measurements more sensitive to change than back only parameters in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis and a main thoracic curve? 2014 Combined Spine Conference of the Canadian Spine Society (CSS), New Zealand Orthopaedic Spine Society (NZOSS), and Spine Society of Australia (SSA), Lake Louise, AB, Canada, February 25 – March 1, 2014 (Podium).
  14. L. Westover*, D. Raboud, G. Faulkner, and W. Hodgetts. 2013. Evaluation of the integrity of implants used for bone conduction hearing. Spotlight on Research Breakfast & Symposium, Northands Expo Centre, October 23, 2013, Edmonton AB, Canada (Poster).
  15. A. Trovato*, A. Komeili, L. Westover, E. Parent, M. Moreau and S. Adeeb. 2013. Examination of the Breast Asymmetry Associated with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) Using Surface Topography (ST) Methods.  Spotlight on Research Breakfast & Symposium, Northlands Expo Centre, October 23, 2013, Edmonton AB, Canada (Poster).
  16. A. Komeili*, L. Westover, E. Parent, M. Moreau, M. El-Rich, S. Adeeb. 2013. Markerless Surface Asymmetry Analysis of the Torso Can Predict >5° Thoracic Curve Progression in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Fourth Annual Faculty of Engineering Graduate Research Symposium (FEGRS), University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada, June 20, 2013 (Podium).
  17. L. Westover*, D. Raboud, G. Faulkner, B. Hodgetts. 2013. Non-invasive Assessment of Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid Implant Stability Independent of Structural Components. 4th International Symposium on Bone Conduction Hearing – Craniofacial Osseo-integration, The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, June 6-8, 2013 (Podium).
  18. A. Komeili, L. Westover, E. Parent, M. Moreau, M. El-Rich, S. Adeeb. 2013. Assessment of torso deformities using 3D markerless asymmetry analysis and its clinical applications. 10th International Conference of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT), Chicago, Il, USA, May 8-11, 2013 (Podium).
  19. A. Trovato, A. Komeili, L. Westover, E. Parent, M. Moreau, S. Adeeb, E. Sepúlveda. 2013. Examination of the Breast Asymmetry Associated with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Using Surface Topography Methods. 10th International Conference of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT), Chicago, Il, USA, May 8-11, 2013 (Podium).
  20. L.M. Westover, E.C.Parent, P.Q. Zhang, D. Hill*, M. Moreau, D. Hedden. 2013. Test-retest and inter-rater reliability of full torso surface topography measurements in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. 13th Annual Scientific Conference of the Canadian Spine Society (CSS), Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. February 27 – March 2, 2013 (Poster).
  21. A. Komeili*, L. Westover, E. Parent, M. Moreau, M. El-Rich, S. Adeeb. 2013. A novel surface topography technique to evaluate torso asymmetry in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. 13th Annual Scientific Conference of the Canadian Spine Society (CSS), Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. February 27 – March 2, 2013 (Podium).
  22. E. Parent, L. Westover, M. Moreau, D. Hedden*, D. Hill. 2013. Test-retest reliability of Scoliosis Research Society 22r Quality of Life Questionnaire Scores in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis. 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. June 20-22, 2013 (Podium).
  23. S.M. Paul*, G. Prabhakar, S.J. Sundar, L. Westover, E. Parent, D. Hill. 2013. Stability of Stereophotogrammetic Topographic Analysis (SP) of Measures of Scoliosis and Other Types of Truncal Asymmetry in Healthy Volunteers. 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, New Orleans, March 6 – 10, 2013 (Poster).
  24. L.M. Westover*, J. Olearczyk, U. Hermann, S.M. Adeeb, Y. Mohamed. 2012. Module Rigging Assembly Dynamic Finite Element Analysis. Proceedings of the 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Edmonton Alberta, June 6 – 9, 2012 (Podium).
  25. L.M. Westover*, J.C. Küpper, J.L. Ronsky. 2011. Quantification of In Vivo Laxity in the ACL and Individual Knee Joint Structures. Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington PA, June 22 – 25, 2011 (Poster Presentation, MSc student paper competition).
  26. L.M. Westover*, J.C. Küpper, J.L. Ronsky. 2009. Quantification of In-Vivo Knee Joint Laxity. Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, CA, June 17-21, 2009 (Poster presentation, MSc student paper 3rd place winner).
  27. L.M. Westover*, J.L. Ronsky. 2007. Development and Evaluation of a 3D In-Vivo Knee Laxity Model. 8th Annual Alberta Biomedical Engineering Conference, Banff Alberta, October 19-21, 2007 (Poster presentation).
  28. P. Poncet*, L. Westover, J. Harder, R.F. Zernicke, J.L. Ronsky. 2005. Repeatability of subject repositioning on a 3D torso surface imaging system for the assessment of scoliosis. Transactions of the 60th Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society/Canadian Orthopaedic Association Conference, Montreal, June 2005.

Patents:

  1. C. Ohler, L. Westover, D. Chartouni. 2007. Thermoelectric Energy Storage System and Method for Storing Thermoelectric Energy. WO 2007/134466 A1, November 29, 2007