VIPs Meet HERL Technology
HERL technology and staff were well represented at the MyVA Gallery Walk at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's University Drive location on October 4, 2016. HERL showed off the MEBot step-climbing wheelchair, the PerMMA grasping wheelchair, and the PneuScooter, an innovative scooter that runs on compressed air. Among the many dignitaries attending the Gallery Walk were VAPHS director Karin McGraw, VISN-4 director Dr. Michael Adelman, VA Undersecretary for Health David Shulkin, and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald. Researchers and staff from HERL performed demonstrations and explained the HERL-created technology on display. See the photo gallery on the HERL Facebook page.
On October 5, 2016, Adam Savage of "MythBusters" fame visited the Human Engineering Research Laboratories as part of a two-day whirlwind tour of Pittsburgh for a new web series on Tested.com, interacting with multiple HERL technologies such as the CAREN system, PneuScooter, the Cueing Kitchen, Jacontrol, MEBot, Bedscale, and touring the high-bay, fabrication, and testing laboratories. See the photo gallery on the HERL Facebook page.