Professor, School of Industrial Design
Work: (404) 385-4302Address:
490 10th Street, First Floor Atlanta, GA30332-0155 United States
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).
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