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Date Created: 10/26/15
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences SHRS Dept of Rehabilitation Science amp Technology Jon Peurlmtm PhD Research F uculty JLP46itt edu What we do Design develop evaluate and apply assistive technology I 3960 million Americans have some form of disability I 70 million older adults 20 of US population expected in 2030 I The need for AT is increasing I The number ofservice delivery programs and manufacturers of AT devices are increasing Hi g39 K Iquot 39 Computer Access cam mmquot Augmentative and Alternative Communicntion Device Environment Control Units Home and Work Site Modification m h Other types of AT I Sensory aids I Aids for daily living I Recreational equipment I Rehabilitation robotics How we do it R xtul39e of Engineering amp Clinical Rehab I Interdisciplinary training I Substantial cljnical training and experience I Teehnologicaillrainingand experience I Tam Work I Handsonexperience Loamgm m a aim 9M8 an 13me am 3311 Q aim w MS in Rehab Science and Technology Example Course I HRS 2704 Intro to Rehab Engineering and AT HRS 2705 Clinicz 1EValuation of MS in Rehab Science and Technology w Nu mews 1 n w ami 39msm mu Wearable de ce company 39 mm MM u iiilliiiiivi Career Options Rehabilitation engineersAT product engineers AT practitioners AT suppliers Technicians Consultants 39R ehab hospitalst fz clinics 39Rehab research center 39Hgme ogre p lggvidgrs Consulting andlaw rms 100 Employment 39 MS in Prosthetics and Orthotics Workmg fmmiiset Wes Supporting the body Replacing missing limbs I MS in Prosthetics and Orthotics For more information on the PampO Program I ll 5 tLed slSc 001 mu Contact Dr Ray Burden for more information mung El PhD in Rehabilitation Science I Core areas in AT or Biomechanical Evaluation I GSR positions I Average four years Research amp Development Activities 19 facultystaff N23 graduate studenm 15 summer ltems Labs Include Activity of Daily LivingLab BiomechaniCs and Neuromotoi39 Lab Design and39PrototXping Lab Physiology and fitness lab Image and Modeling Lab Electt Lab Virtual reality and rRob dtiCS Lab Research Activities in Gljungm L m Winn Goal of our biomedical research I Develop modelsythatpredict risk for developing upper limb pathology I Develop interventions that reduce risk Wheelchair propulsion quot 31 games a the Hand Netso shoulder Elbow and lfnrces nmenls quotverse gynamic39s Mudel IanKinematics Jn lSegmenl Pu n Velocity 39Acceler tinn v2 ylen Ill and w lyhls Development Activities Human Engineering Research Laboratories EERL www herlpitt org Endeavor Folding Wheelchair I Folds small enough to t in the overhead bin of an airplane I Uses airplane wheels torallow the chair to be used as an airline boarding chair I Evaluation I Commercialization Research Activities RERC on Spinal Cord Injll V wwnz rercs pitt edu Focus on technologies and approaches addressing pressure ulcer urinary tract infection and musculoskeletal injury prevention of people with spinal cord injury I In ammation modeling I Low shear cool cushion I Effect of weightgshjfting Research Activities M a Improve transportation safety usability and independence for people who remain seated in their wheelchairs when traveling in public school and private motor vehicles I Wheelchair accidents investigation I Side and rear impact I Universal securernent interface I Integrated Occupantrestraints Research Experience for Undergraduates REU I Two NSF REU Sites on Rehabilitation Engineering and QoLT I l 0week paid mentored research experience I Professional development activities lecture series field trips IResearch amp development symposium I Learn about graduate school and exciting careers in AT
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