Press Archive

All recent press is posted on the HERL Facebook page.


Research Lab Relocates

Man of Many Hats

Pitt researcher Rory Cooper receives mentor award


Researchers Helping Electric-Wheelchair Users Move More Easily

Innovation Nation: Robotic Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs: Are We in the Dark Ages?

Baldisseri, Cooper, and Glasco Win 2011 Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award

Chancellor’s Faculty Awards Announced

Improving Quality of Life through Technology

Rory Cooper, 51, interviewed by Sarandon Manion, 6

National Veterans Wheelchair Games PSA with Rory Cooper

Doctor from Gibsonia inducted into VA Hall of Fame

Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan create need for new technology

Around the Network: Among Pitt's Distinguished

Veterans Reconnect, Display Talents

Advancing Wheelchair Research

Human Engineering Research Laboratory Moves to New Home

Brain linked to robotic hand; success hailed

New rehab handbook to assist Warrior Transition leaders


Wheelchair Highlighted in Magazine

Textbook Takes a Top Award

In Their Grasp

Wheelchair Competitor Maintains Busy Pace

Veterans Competing in Wheelchair Games

Disabled Rose-Hulman Grad Hopes to Assist Others

Rose-Hulman Student Overcomes Physical Obstacles to Realize Engineering Dream

Memorial Originator, 4 Others to be Honored

Innovate, Adapt, Overcome

85 Years of VA R&D

Human Engineering Research

Pittsburgh University Town Hall

Dr. Rory Cooper, Veteran of the Year

Goin' Mobile

EE Alumnus Dr. Rory Cooper Named "Veteran of the Year"

Leaders Take on Warriors' Challenges

Leading the Way in Wheelchair Research

VA Researcher Co-Edits Momentous Textbook

Robotic System May Put More Tasks Within Wheelchair Users' Reach

How Reliable is your Wheelchair?

Celebrating Innovation at the Consumer Electronics Show


Program Spotlight: 29th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Pitt Study Shows Wheelchair Breakdowns Common and Cause Problems for Spinal-Cord Injured Users

Veterans 2009 Partners in Leadership Awards at Carnegie Music Hall

Australian Prime Minister Visit

Veterans Challenge

Newsmaker: Rory Cooper

"A Tribute to Veterans" Honors Local Heroes

People of the Times: Michael Boninger

People of the Times: Rory Cooper

Awards and More: Rory Cooper

Newsmaker: Dr. Michael Boninger


Michael Boninger Named to Post at Pitt School of Medicine


ScienceLives: Paralympian Uses Tech to Help People with Disabilities


Highlights: HERL Research on Wheelchair Rugby at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games


Robot Technology: Exciting New Frontier


Program will Focus on Returning Troops' Needs


News You Can Use


Quality of Life


When Robots Invaded the Senate


Researchers Hope to Build a Better Wheelchair


Physician Honored for Care of People with Disabilities


Local VA Recieves $5 Million for Research Center of Excellence


Stair-Climbing Wheelchair Comes to a Hault


Long Term Complications


Easter Seals Cotillion Held at the Omni William Penn


Still Dreaming of an iBOT


Handle with Care


Cheerios Salutes Rory Cooper


Cooper Among Athletes Featured on Cheerios Boxes


Dr. Rory Cooper


Local veteran to appear on special edition Cheerios box


Special Edition Cheerios Cereal Box will Feature Army Veteran Rory Cooper


VA and General Mills Honor Disabled Veterans


QoLT Co-Director Rory Cooper Featured on Cheerios Box


Cheerios salutes wheelchair athlete


Special Edition Cheerios Cereal Box will Feature Pitt’s Rory Cooper, Ph.D.


Army general reconnoiters Pitt injury recovery program





Developer attracts interest in former Nabisco plant




New devices on the market or in the works aim to help elderly users navigate life with more ease


KPVA + NVWG + Omaha = 28 Medals


Newsmaker: Rory A. Cooper


Local Veteran Competes in National Veterans Wheelchair Games


Gibsonia Veteran Hits the Slopes


PerMMA - A Robotic Aid for Aging in Place (page 81)


Self Sufficient and Going Strong at 77, with Spina Bifida


University of Pittsburgh Clinical Research: Advancing Science and Changing Lives


PerMMA Robot Opens Door





Robotic Aids for the Disabled and Elderly


Dr. Cooper to Receive Da Vinci Lifetime Achievement Award 




Wheelchair Innovator to be Honored by Multiple Sclerosis Society


Pitt’s Dr. Rory Cooper to Emcee Pennsylvania Disabled Veterans Rehabilitation Vocational Retraining Project: Community Response Symposium II


2007 da Vinci Awards Announced


National Veterans Wheelchair Games Results - 2007


ADA Medical Research at the Games


Thinkers: Wheelchairs Compound Troubles for Some Users


2007 Lifetime Achievement da Vinci Award Winner: Dr. Rory Cooper


Wheeling Ahead


Regenerative Medicine Today #31: Rory Cooper


Breaking Research Barriers





Human Engineering Research Lab Meeting


Michael Boninger Inducted into NSCIA Hall of Fame


Veterans Participate in Research at Wheelchair Games


Rectech's National Users with Disabilities Group Exercising (NUDGE): Gamecycle Exercise Device


Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh Receive $15 Million from NSF to Establish Center Focused in Improving Americans' Quality of Life


NSF Awards $15 Million Grant to Establish Research Center


NSF Awards $75.3 Million for Five Engineering Research Centers


Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh Receive $15 Million from NSF To Establish Center Focused on Improving Americans’ Quality of Life


Pitt-CMU Center to Develop Independent Living Technology


Pitt, CMU Get $15 Million Grant to Create Institute for Aged, Disabled


CMU, Pitt Team on Tech Center to Help Elderly


Local Vets Roll Through Wheelchair Sports in This Year's Games


Study: Most Satisfied With Wheelchair


Rory Cooper: Guest on Radio show, "Disability Matters" with Joyce Bender




Research Paper Addressing Shoulder Movement Wins 2005 Liberty Mutual Best Paper Award


Pitt's Rory Cooper Works to Match Right Wheelchair with Users' Needs


An "Intelligent Wheelchair" for the Indian Terrain


Research in the New Millennium: UPMC-SCI


Career Milestones: Rory Cooper


Wheelchair Research, Mobility Training Workshop Will Help Newly Disabled Troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center  



Building Blocks of the Future 


Course in Confidence 


PVA Member Rory Cooper, PhD, Appointed to Endowed Chair


Wheelchair Users Get to Strut Their Stuff


'Legos Up' on the Competition  


Rory A. Cooper receives the 2004 Excellence Award from the American Paraplegia Society


Watching Wheelchairs (Radio Segment - Michael Boninger)




Grants Boost Brain Research at Pitt 


Grants Fund Brain Injury Research at Pitt  


New Wheelchair Developed with Pitt Research  


Newsmaker: Rory A. Cooper  


Recognizing IEEE Members


Teamwork Key to Robotics Competition 


Pitt gets $4M for Studies of Brain Injuries


University of Pittsburgh Designated as National Center to Study Traumatic Brain Injury





Robotic Camp opens up career choices


University of Pittsburgh: 2002 Health Care Heroes


Rory Cooper Receives VA's Prestigious Olin E. Teague Award


Award Winners


Cotillion for a Cause


We have the Ability to do More


Riverside Margaritaville


University of Pittsburgh Researchers Conclude Phase II Clinical Trials of Advances Mobility System for People with Disabilties



NIKE Outruns the Best of the Dumb and Dumber


Professor Sees Role for Pitt in Bush Plan for Rehabilitation Research Plan


University of Pittsburgh Becomes National Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury; Receives $1.6 Million Federal Grant


Pitt Researchers Presenting Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Mobility Research at American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meeting


High School Students with Disabilities Need Encouragement to Pursue Careers in Science and Engineering, Report University of Pittsburgh Researchers


Video Game System is an Effective Method of Exercise for Wheelchair Users, Find University of Pittsburgh Researchers



Knowing What to Expect - Key to Aging Gracefully With Disability


Factors to Consider when Buying Assistive Devices


Technology Talk


Pitt Researchers, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Receive $7.5 Million Grant from Department of Veterans Affairs to Establish Center of Excellence for Wheelchair Technology




Dueling Robots


A Wheelchair Revolution


Professor Leads Way in Wheelchair Games




Spin Doctor Runs Wheelchairs Through the Gauntlet