Saleh Alqahtani Graduate Student


Saleh Alqahtani is currently a graduate student researcher with the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology (RST) in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh.

He received his MSc. In Rehabilitation Science and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 andworked as rehabilitation engineer for several years in King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh before joining HERL as a graduate student researcher, in pursuit of his PhD degree in Rehabilitation Science and Technology. He started his doctoral studies in 2016 under the mentorship of Dr. Rory Cooper. Mr. AlQahtani came to the University of Pittsburgh from Saudi Arabia where little was known about assistive technology prescription and provision. Upon receiving his Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science and Technology, he became a pioneer in this field in Saudi Arabia, becoming an expert in assistive technology, especially technology used for individuals with spinal cord injuries, and started the Assistive Technology department from the ground up while at King Fahad Medical City.

He is currently working on a global project for his dissertation called “Global Voice of the Consumer” to record the voices of different mobility users around the world about the top environmental barriers they encounter daily in order to inform future areas of research and development in mobility assistive technology field.