Human Engineering Research
International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP)
HERL has been at the forefront of assistive technology research for 20 years. Since 1994, HERL has been seeking solutions to mobility problems for Veterans and all people with disabilities using state-of-the-art laboratories and research instruments. HERL’s research encompasses a wide spectrum of the most up-to-date technology, from virtual reality experiments to electronics work with robotics to 3D computer modeling, printing, and machining. HERL researchers also work directly with Veterans and others who use wheelchairs and a variety of assistive devices to bring both immediate and long-term benefits to individuals with disabilities.
The ISWP helps to professionalize wheelchair services around the world, benefitting both wheelchair users and those who help them, by promoting the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines on providing manual wheelchairs in less resourced settings, promoting training and research activities, improving wheelchair design and manufacturing, and coordinating services.
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