PEARL Lab - Our publications

Below are some of our publications from the PEARL Lab: 


  1. Biddiss E, *Knibbe TJ, Fehlings D, McKeever P, McPherson A. Positive distraction in paediatric healthcare waiting spaces: Sharing play not germs through inclusive, hands-free interactive media. Dev Neurorehabil 2019;22(7):445-452. Epub 2018 Sept 20. First Listed Author.

  2. *Macintosh A, *Lam E, Vigneron V, Vignais N, Biddiss E. Biofeedback interventions for individuals with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. Disabil Rehabil 2019;41(20):2369-2391. Epub 2018 May 12. Last Author.

  3. Biddiss E, Chan-Viquez D, Cheung ST, King G. Engaging children with cerebral palsy in interactive computer play-based motor therapies: theoretical perspectives. Disabil Rehabil 2019;1. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1613681. [Epub ahead of print]. First Author.

  4. *Hernandez HA, *Khan A, Fay L, Roy JS, Biddiss E. Force resistance training in hand grasp and arm therapy: Feasibility of a low-cost videogame controller. Games Health J 2018;7(4):277-287. Last Author.

  5. McPherson AC, McAdam L, Keenan S, Schwellnus H, Biddiss E, DeFinney A, English K. (2018). A feasibility study using solution-focused coaching for health promotion in children and young people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Dev Neurorehabil 2018;21(2):121-130. Epub 2017 Mar 8. Co-Author.
  6. Biddiss E, *Knibbe TJ, Fehlings D, McKeever P, Cohen A, Mcpherson A. Interactive media as a tool for reducing waiting anxiety at paediatric rehabilitation hospitals: a randomized controlled trial. DMCN 2018;60(6):602-610. Epub 2017 Dec 15. First Listed Author.
  7. *Knibbe TJ, McPherson A (co-senior author), Gladstone B, Biddiss E (co-senior author). “It’s all about incentive”: Social technology as a potential facilitator for self-determined physical activity participation for young people with physical disabilities. Dev Neurorehabil 2018;21(8):521-530. Epub 2017 Sept 29. Last Author.
  8. MacIntosh A, Vignais N, Biddiss E. Biofeedback interventions for people with cerebral palsy: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev 2017;6(1):3. Last Author.
  9. *Knibbe TJ, Biddiss E (co-senior author), Gladstone B, Mcpherson AC (co-senior author). Characterizing socially supportive environments relating to physical activity participation for young people with physical disabilities. Dev Neurorehabil 2017;20(5):294-300. Epub 2016 Aug 11. Last Author.
  10. *Cheung S, *Han E, Kushki A, Anagnostou E, Biddiss E. Biomusic: An auditory interface for detecting physiological indicators of anxiety in children. Front Neurosci 2016;10:401. Last Author.
  11. Khan A and Biddiss E. Musical stairs: the impact of audio feedback during stair-climbing physical therapies for children. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2015;10(3):231-5. Epub 2014 Feb 5. Last Author.
  12. Blain-Moraes S, Chesser S, Kingsnorth S, McKeever P and Biddiss E. Biomusic: a novel technology for revealing the personhood of people with profound multiple disabilities. Augment Altern Commun 2013;29(2):159-73. Epub 2013 Mar 14. First Author.
  13. Biddiss E, McPherson A, Shea G and McKeever P. The design and testing of interactive hospital spaces to meet the needs of waiting children. HERD 2013;6(3):49-68. First Author.