Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL)

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Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL)

University of Pittsburgh

We are proud to induct the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

The Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) is a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh, the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, and UPMC Health System. HERL is dedicated to wheelchair and mobility research, specifically by improving the mobility and function of Veterans and all people with disabilities through advanced engineering in clinical research and medical rehabilitation on local, national, and international levels.

HERL also studies robotics in assistive technology, athletics in rehabilitation, assistive living spaces, wheelchair transfer efficiency, clinician training, and force and vibration on wheelchair users.