Research Study Recruitment

Self-Management Assistance Through Technology (SMART)

App Development for
Wheelchair Users

You are invited to participate in this research project to develop smartphone apps for wheelchair users. This study is being conducted at the University of Pittsburgh. You will be asked to answer surveys and interviewed to provide your suggestions and feedback about the content and design of the app prototype. You can participate by meeting on a research investigator in person, or remotely by answering surveys online and being interviewed on the phone.

App Development

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you are:
• Between 18 and 85 years old
A wheelchair user or wheelchair seating specialist

If you are interested or would like to know more information, please contact Tanya Liu ( or Khara James (
Principal Investigator: Ding Dan, Ph.D
Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Bakery Square, Suite 400, 6425 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15206
HERL logo