Stephen H. Sprigle

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  • Job Title: Professor, School of Industrial Design
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    Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Full, Health and Design, School of Industrial Design
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  • Stephen H. Sprigle

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Stephen Sprigle is professor in Applied Physiology and Industrial Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology and lab director of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Applied Research (REAR) Lab which undertakes applied research and development targeting the increased health and function of persons with disabilities. Specific areas of interest include: wheeled mobility and seating, pressure ulcer prevention and treatment; design of diagnostic tissue interrogation devices; and design of assistive technologies. As both a biomedical engineer and physical therapist, Sprigle’s interests bridge the biomechanics of wheelchair seating, standardized wheelchair cushion and support surface testing and assistive technology design as well as posture and pressure ulcer prevention. Sprigle is also the director of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Center on Wheeled Mobility (Mobility RERC), a center co-funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

  

Education:

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, B.S. - Engineering Science & Mechanics
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, M.E. - Biomedical Engineering
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, Ph.D. - Biomechanics
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York, MSPT - Physical Therapy

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College of Design, School of Industrial Design

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  • Created By: Erin Howe
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  • Created On: May 14, 2010 - 8:05am
  • Last Updated: Nov 16, 2015 - 10:42am