University of Pittsburgh Seeks Consumer Input for Research Study

The University of Pittsburgh and its Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) are seeking consumer input for a study on assistive mobility devices.

The study is “Identifying Unmet Wheelchair Related Needs and the Future of Mobility Technology.”

In a bulletin to the industry, Rory Cooper, Ph.D., said the survey “aims to find out what assistive mobility devices you currently use and what you think about devices that may be available in the future. The results of this study will be used to guide our future research and development efforts.”

Study participation is open to people who are at least 18 years old and use one or more mobility devices, such as canes, walkers, manual or power wheelchairs, scooters, or lower-extremity prostheses.

Cooper noted that the survey takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Access it HERE.

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