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Frank J. Fedel

Assistant Professor

Frank J. Fedel 148 Rackham Bldg


Ph.D. in Technology in Education - Eastern Michigan University (in progress)

Master's in Biomechanics - Eastern Michigan University

Graduate Certificate in Orthotics - Eastern Michigan University

Bachelor's in Exercise Science - Eastern Michigan University

Professional Summary



  • Metabolic responses - various sports activities
  • Hemodynamic responses of elite cyclists and triathletes to cycling
  • Development of miniature devices for sport performance optimization


  • Prosthetic sensing systems and methods
  • Full-Foot Electronic Starting Blocks
  • On-board real-time cycling power monitor
  • Real-time audio feedback system for cyclists
  • Various other health/sports-related products


  • Developing new technologies, products and schema; and integrating existing technologies to optimize outcomes in sports performance, ADLs and education
  • Building collaborations between industry and education
  • Fostering a mindset of student-centered learning in both students and faculty
  • Initiating student-student and student-instructor projects
  • Creating interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaborations

Current Activity

  • Developing integrated technology-based system of information management for students (WIMPi project - see Selected Grants and Projects below)
  • Streaming lectures LIVE and providing later retrieval option to enhance student access (optional RSS Feed with video and audio formats available)
  • Generating automated processes for evaluation of data integrity for Dr. Steven McGregor's research


Courses Taught


  • SPMD 201: Human Anatomy for Sports Medicine Students (Nursing Section)
  • SPMD 202: Human Physiology for Sports Medicine Students (Nursing Section)
  • SPMD 280: Pharmacology for Sports Medicine (online)
  • SPMD 410: Laboratory Techniques in Human Performance Analysis
  • PEGN 101: Weight Control and Fitness
  • PEGN 177: Family Fitness, Fitness Inline Skating, Cross-training and Exercise Equipment Selection and Usage
  • PEGN 210: Lifetime Wellness and Fitness (online and traditional)
  • PEGN 224: Jogging
  • PHED 204: Kinesiology - Biomechanics of Physical Activity


  • ORPR 580: Introduction to Orthotics and Prosthetics 
  • ORPR 581: Musculoskeletal Pathologies for Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • ORPR 582: Biomechanics of Orthotic and Prosthetic Management
  • ORPR 605: Clinical Gait Analysis
  • ORPR 630: Research Methods in Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • SPMD 636: Advanced Testing and Evaluation
  • SPMD 637: Techniques of Exercise Leadership and Prescription

Selected Presentations and/or Publications


Selected Presentation

Fedel, F. and Sweet, J. Anything but WIMPi: Using a Variety of Technologies to Improve Student Learning at 1st Annual Clickers Conference, Houston, TX. June 3, 2011 .

Fedel, F. Clickers: Improving Attendance, Interaction, Engagement and Feedback at i>clicker Workshop in Halle library's Faculty Development Center, EMU.  March 28, 2011 .

Fedel, F. WIMPi: Whiteboard, Information Management, Panopto Lecture Capture, and i>clicker Creating an Educational Culture for Today's Students at EDUCAUSE ELI 2011 Annual Meeting. Two poster sessions. Feb. 15, 2011 .

Fedel, F. Change the culture of your classroom. Connect with your students using i>clicker and Panopto. Webinar.  Feb. 9, 2011 .

Fedel, F. Best Practices in Lecture Capture: Ensuring Positive Student Experiences at Multicultural Perspectives, Multifaceted Teaching: New Approaches for Development Courses Symposium, Austin, TX.   Feb. 5, 2011 .

Fedel, F. Best Practices in Lecture Capture: Ensuring Positive Student Experiences. Webinar.  Feb. 1, 2011 .

Fedel, F. and Sweet, J. Better Student Outcomes with Lecture Capture. At Teachers' College, Ball State, Muncie, IN. Invited speakers. Nov. 8, 2010 .

Fedel, F. Lecture Capture Systems: Preserve those Precious Memories. At The Center for E-Learning - Online Instructor Showcase, EMU, Nov. 17, 2009.

Fedel, F. Automated Measurement and Documentation of Prosthetic Function, Satisfying Insurers.  At The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists 34th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Orland, Florida, Feb. 27 - March 1, 2008.

Fedel, F, Briggs, D. Real-World Functional Assessment Tool for Prosthetics Research. At The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists 34th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Orland, Florida, Feb. 27 - March 1, 2008.

Fedel, F., Briggs, D. Bridging the Gap between Clinicians and Researchers: a functionally-transparent 24-7 prosthesis monitor. Presented at the xml:namespace prefix =" st1" />Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Association 2007 O & P Educational Seminar,Mount Pleasant, June 7-8, 2007.

Briggs, D., Fedel, F. False Start Detection Algorithm for Track and Field from a Real-Time Feedback Streaming Device Interrogation System of Analog Counts, International Society of Biomechanics, Swiss Federal Institute, Zurich, August 2000. (absent)

Briggs, D., Fedel, F. On-Board Real-Time Miniature Feedback Computer For Physiological and Mechanical Assessment of Bicycling Performance, U.S. Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs January 1998. (Device now used in Tour de France)


Rollers en ligne: 48 exercises et programmes.  1998. Vigot, Paris, France. ISBN: 2711413489, 9782711413485. Co-author.

Precision Heart Rate Training. 1998. Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, Illinois. Edmund R. Burke, lead author. ISBN13: 9780880117708. Contributor.

Fitness In-line Skating Books. 1997. Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, Illinois. ISBN-13: 9780873229821. Co-author.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


Fedel FJ, Keteyian SJ, Brawner CA, Marks CRC, Hakim MJ and Kataoka T.  Cardiorespiratory Responses During Exercise in Competitive In-Line Skaters. Ed Sci Sports Exerc, 1995;27:682-687.

Keteyian SJ, Mellett PA, Fedel FJ, McGowan CM and Stein PD.  Electrocardiographic Monitoring During Cardiac Rehabilitation. Chest, 1995:107:1242-1246.

Keteyian S, Marks CRC, Levine AB, Fedel F, Ehrman J, Kataoka T and Levine TB.  Cardiovascular Responses of Heart Transplant Patients to Arm and Leg Exercise. Euro J Appl Physiol, 1994;68:441-444.

Kataoka TK, Keteyian S, Marks CRC, Fedel FJ, Levine AB and Levine TB.  Exercise Testing and Training in a Congestive Heart Failure Patient on a Continuous infusion of Dobutamine. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 1994;26:678-681.

Schairer J, Stein P, Keteyian S, Fedel F, Ehrman J, Alam M, Henry J and Shaw T.  Left Ventricular Response to Submaximal Exercise in Endurance Trained Athletes and Sedentary Adults.  Am J Cardiol, 1992;70:930-933.

Keteyian S., Ehrman J, Fedel F, and Rhoads K (By invitation).  Exercise Following Heart Transplantation:  Recommendations for Rehabilitation.  Sports Med.1989;8:251-259 (Reviewed in Controversies in Cardiol, 1999;2:14-15.

Keteyian S, Marks C, Fedel F, Ehrman J, Goslin B, Connolly A, Fachnie JD, Levine TB and O'Neil M.  Assessment of Body Composition in Heart Transplant Patients.  Med Sci Sports Exerc, 1992;24:247-252.

Schairer J, Briggs D, Kono T, Alam M, Keteyian S, Fedel F, Rosman H, Kutznetsov A and Stein P.  Left Ventricular Function Immediately After Exercise in Elite Cyclists.  Cardiology, 1991;79:283-289.


Additional Information

Selected Published Abstracts

Fedel FJ, Brawner CA, Czaplicki TE and Keteyian SJ.  Cardiorespiratory Responses During Jogging with and without a Baby Jogging Cart.  Med Sci Sports Exerc 1996;28:S171.

Fedel FJ, Brawner CA and Keteyian SJ.  Effect of Wheel Type and Skating Surface on Dynamic Friction During In-Line Skating.  Med Sci Sports Exerc 1995;27:S92.

Fedel FJ, Brawner CA, Marks CRC, Kataoka T, Hakim MH, Baker SJ and Keteyian SJ.  Cardiorespiratory Responses to Various Body Positions in Competitive In-Line Skaters Med Sci Sports Exerc 1994;26:S101.

Keteyian SJ, Goldstein S, Levine TB, Levine AB, Stein PS, Kataoka T, Schairer JR and Fedel FJ.  Exercise Training Improves Functional Capacity in Patients with Compensated Congestive Heart Failure. J Am Coll Cardiol 1994;(2):801-1.

Selected Grants and Projects

October, 2010 - $4,420.00 - "eAccess: enhancing Access to organized media-rich educational materials between and within programs at EMU" - EMU Internal grant application - Women in Philanthropy - Collaborative, inclusive education environment using technology and Universal Design in Learning principles - Submitted

October, 2009 - $4,993.08 - "WIMPi - Integration of Interactive Whiteboard, Information Management, Panopto lecture capture and i>Clickers" - EMU Internal grant application - eFellows - Education system to support student retention and expand reach of educators at EMU - FUNDED

December, 2008 - $1.2+M - "Functional prosthetic monitoring system for evidence-based research & assessment" - Phase II application - NIH SBIR - Prosthetic-device development and human subjects research related

April, 2007 - $1,159,721 - "Functional prosthetic monitoring system for evidence-based research & assessment" - Fast-track Phase I & II application - NIH SBIR - Prosthetic-device related

December, 2007- $165,810 - "Universal prosthetic monitoring system for outcome based research and clinical application" - Phase I application - NIH SBIR - Prosthetic-device related - FUNDED - 1R43HD059285-01

History of Tech. Integration into Education

Feb. 2011 - Created 500th LC recording

Sept. 2010 - Recruited and mentored faculty on use of LCS

Sept. 2010 - Piloted web-clicker (browser-based voting tool) in classroom

Sept. 2010 - Instituted student generated LC recordings as required component of graduate course

Nov. 2009 - Developed WIMPi project - Integration of Interactive Whiteboard, Information Management, Panopto lecture capture and i>Clickers.

Sept. 2009 - Integrated LCS into on-ground class as supplement in conjunction with second video source for ancillary visual information; began streaming lectures LIVE

June 2009 - Began beta-testing Lecture Capture System (LCS - Panopto) in preparation for pilot use in Fall

Jan. 2008 - Used new CRS in classroom (i>Clicker) to decrease student registration costs of system

Sept. 2007 - Optical test scanning system used in classroom (GradeCam) providing immediate feedback for students on all discrete-answer tests using printable, scannable quizzes

Jan. 2007 - First use of Classroom Response System (eInstruction) to engage students and get feedback on their comprehension on a weekly basis 

Sept. 2006 - First fully-online class taught (eCollege); modified previous version

Sept. 2005 - Web Enhancements added to traditional class (eCollege)

Professional Involvement/Affiliations

  • Mobile Computing Team - EMU (chair)
  • Member - American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Publications Committee - AAOP
  • eFellows Committee - EMU
  • Advisory Committee - O & P Program - EMU (former secretary)

University Involvement

Faculty Sponsor - Undergraduate Symposium 2010 (6 students)

Faculty Sponsor - Graduate Research Fair 2011 (6 students)

The Orthotics and Prosthetics Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090