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HERL's Director has been awarded the 2017 Service to America Medal. Learn More >
Learn about HERL's CAREN system in a new video! Learn More >
HERL has been inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentors Hall of Fame. Learn More >
The latest issue of the HERL Newsletter is now available online. Learn More >
It's been a busy few weeks for HERL's director. Learn More >
View videos and presentations from the latest State of the Science Symposium, held April 14. Learn More >
HERL's air-powered chair will be put to work at Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio. Learn More >
Watch a video about our novel mobility devices that run entirely on compressed air! Learn More >
View the video about HERL's award-winning robotic wheelchair! Learn More >
The latest issue of the HERL Newsletter is now available online. Learn More >
View a new video showing a robotic arm app! Learn More >
View videos and presentations from the latest State of the Science Symposium, held November 10 at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC. Learn More >
HERL was featured in the PBS/WNET documentary "Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield." Learn More >
On October 8, HERL's MEBot robotic wheelchair took part in the first Cybathlon for Robot-Assisted Parathletes in Geneva, Switzerland. Learn More >
VA Secretary Bob McDonald and TV Mythbuster Adam Savage got up close and personal with HERL projects. Learn More >
pathVu has announced the publication of ASTM E3028-16, which will govern pathway roughness. Learn More >
HERL researchers Brandon Daveler and Jonathan Duvall are on the cover of the September/October 2016 issue of Diversity in Action. Learn More >
The latest issue of the HERL Newsletter is now available online. Learn More >
View videos and presentations from the latest State of the Science Symposium, held June 3. Learn More >
HERL Director Dr. Rory Cooper received the inaugural Marlin Mickle Outstanding Innovator Award at the 11th Annual Celebration of Innovation. Learn More >
HERL's Dr. Mary Goldberg has been named a 2016 Tech Innovator by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Learn More >
View videos, photos, and presentations from the latest State of the Science Symposium, held March 30. Learn More >
Help us raise $10,000 to support two Veterans for the next session of ELeVATE via EngagePitt! Learn More >
CNN aired a feature touting HERL's sports technology work. Learn More >
The latest issue of the HERL Newsletter is now available online. Learn More >
Dr. Rory Cooper discussed prosthetics and sports in an online ESPN article. Learn More >
View videos, photos, and presentations from the latest State of the Science Symposium, held October 23. Learn More >
HERL Director Dr. Rory Cooper is the top story in the latest issue of Pitt Magazine! Learn More >
HERL projects will be featured at the Innovation Festival Sept. 26-27. Learn More >
Time.com has posted a video on HERL's technology and accessibility work. Learn More >
HERL celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn More >
HERL research and researchers are in the spotlight in several recently released videos. Learn More >
The latest issue of the HERL Newsletter is now available online. Learn More >
View videos, photos, and presentations from the latest State of the Science Symposium, held June 5. Learn More >
View videos, photos, and presentations from the latest State of the Science Symposium, held April 17. Learn More >
Fred Tregaskes, a great friend of HERL, passed away on March 9. Learn More >
HERL Director Dr. Rory Cooper is recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Science Catalyst Award. Learn More >
As of January 1, 2015, Brad Dicianno, MD is Medical Director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories. Learn More >
The National Academy of Inventors has named HERL Director Dr. Rory A. Cooper an NAI Fellow. Learn More >
View videos, photos, and presentations from the latest State of the Science Symposium, held November 14. Learn More >
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation has awarded HERL $50,000 for the purchase of new equipment. Learn More >
View videos, photos, and presentations from the latest State of the Science Symposium, held September 12. Learn More >
The Education and Current Research sections of the website have been expanded. Learn More >
The HERL Research Report has been released - read it online or get a copy sent to you. Learn More >
The latest issue of the HERL Newsletter is now available online. Learn More >
The Department of Veterans Affairs has officially approved five more years of funding for HERL. Learn More >
View videos, photos, and presentations from the latest State of the Science Symposium, held June 6. Learn More >
The Pittsburgh City Council has proclaimed June 17, 2014, as "Dr. Rory A. Cooper Day." Learn More >
The robotics industry’s highest honor, the Engelberger Robotics Award, will be presented to Dr. Rory Cooper on Monday, June 2 in Munich, Germany. Learn More >
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation is helping HERL raise $50,000 for new equipment. Learn More >
HERL Director Dr. Rory Cooper has been announced as a recipient of the 2014 Henry Viscardi Achievement Award. Learn More >
Congratulations to HERL's PathMeT team for their first place finish in the Randall Family Big Idea Competition! Learn More >
The Virtual Seating Coach, developed by HERL and QoLT, is now being marketed by Permobil USA. Learn More >
View videos, photos, and presentations from the latest State of the Science Symposium, held March 19. Learn More >
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) has granted $150,000 to HERL in support of the Advancing Inclusive Manufacturing (AIM) Program for Wounded Warriors. Learn More >
Watch the video to see some of the ways HERL addresses Veterans' health. Learn More >
View videos, photos, and presentations from the latest State of the Science Symposium. Learn More >
HERL's Advancing Inclusive Manufacturing Program for Wounded Warriors has been highlighted in VA Research Currents - the VA's national magazine for research and development. Learn More >
HERL has been selected as a 2013 recipient of Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Power of Work Award. Learn More >
On August 23, 2013, HERL Director Dr. Rory Cooper received the VA Secretary's Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award. Learn More >
The FATe program is seeking Veterans with disabilities who want to learn machining skills! Learn More >
HERL researcher Nahom Beyene has been awarded a National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Teams Grant. Learn More >
The USPTO has awarded a HERL research team led by Dr. Rory Cooper U.S. Patent No. 8,490,242 for a novel mobile caster. Learn More >
The newest issue of the HERL Newsletter has been released! Learn More >
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield provided a $100,000 grant to support HERL's Advancing Inclusive Manufacturing (AIM) Program for Wounded Warriors. Learn More >
View videos, photos, and presentations from the latest State of the Science Symposium online. Learn More >
Seeking abstracts for the Pitt SDA Conference Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2013. Learn More >
HERL Director Dr. Rory Cooper will receive this high honor from the International Paralympic Committee on May 4 in Bonn, Germany. Learn More >
The U.S. Patent Office has awarded a HERL research team a patent on adjustable wheelchair backrest mounting hardware. Learn More >
The March 2013 issue of the HERL Newsletter has been released! Learn More >
Graduate student and researcher Elaine Houston has won a 2013 Carnegie Science Award. Learn More >
On October 15, the Institute of Medicine announced that HERL Medical Director Dr. Michael Boninger had been elected as a member. Learn More >
HERL Director Dr. Rory Cooper is the subject of an article in "The Inventors Eye," a newsletter from the USPTO. Learn More >
Nathan Bastien has been recognized by the University of Pittsburgh Honors College. Learn More >
Dr. Michael Boninger and Dr. Jennifer Collinger have received Popular Mechanics Magazine's Breakthrough Award. Learn More >
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Nahom M. Beyene's research was PhD Comics' Two-Minute Thesis Grand Prize Winner! Learn More >
The USPTO has awarded a team led by HERL Director Dr. Rory Cooper a patent on a new type of joystick. Learn More >
4 Wheel City, a motivational hip-hop group, will be in Pittsburgh September 27. Learn More >
The Allegheny 365 Committee, co-chaired by HERL Director Dr. Rory Cooper, issued its recommendations in a report on August 6. Learn More >
August 3rd was a great day for Dr. Cooper, with a front-page article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in the morning, and a rare honor from the Marine Corps in the evening. Learn More >
Learn about buckle-making Marines, the Transfer Assessment Instrument, the summer interns, and more! Learn More >
In an Olympic preview, NBC Learn has released its Engineering for Mobility video online. Learn More >
The 4th International Symposium on QoLT will be held October 31 in Seoul. Learn More >
HERL students are the subject of a Post-Gazette article about a state funding Catch-22. Learn More >
View the State of the Science Symposium on Regenerative Medicine. Learn More >
We've updated our YouTube channel! Learn More >
Walnut Capital has created a video featuring HERL and other Bakery Square tenants. Learn More >
Read the March 2012 Issue of the HERL Newsletter online now! Learn More >
C-SPAN aired a review of the 2012 Consumer Electronic Show which featured HERL's PerMMA wheelchair. Watch it online now! Learn More >
Apply for our Summer 2012 Research Experience for Undergraduates program! Learn More >
HERL Director Dr. Rory Cooper helps host a virtual tour of the new Patriot Home for disabled Veterans. Learn More >
Dr. Brad Dicianno has been awarded the 2011 Ernest W. Johnson / AAP Excellence in Research Writing Award. Learn More >
Did you miss our latest symposium? View it online! Learn More >
The November 2011 issue of the HERL Newsletter is out! Learn More >
This important new book and and its authors were feted by Army Surgeon General LTG Schoomaker. Learn More >
The Veterans and Small Business Listening and Action Session met at HERL on Oct. 11. Learn More >
A subject successfully controlled a robot hand - with his mind! Learn More >
The Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh visited HERL on Sept. 23. Learn More >
Dr. Michael Boninger has won the A. Estin Comarr Award for exceptional spinal cord injury care. Learn More >
The PVA has announced that Dr. Rory Cooper is the recipient of their highest award for professionalism. Learn More >
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on HERL's grand opening. Learn More >
HERL Director Dr. Rory Cooper was inducted into the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Hall of Fame on June 2. Learn More >