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Cooper RA, Advanced Technology Helps Wounded, Injured and Ill Veterans Live More Fulfilling Lives, Pittsburgh ENGINEER, pp. 10-13, Spring 2016.





Pearlman J, Cooper, RA, Editorial: Wheelchair-related topics for less-resourced environments (LREs), African Journal of Disability, 3 pages, Vol. 6, 2017.


Cooper RA, Commentary on Bioengineering of Wheelchairs: The Past 50 Years, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, pp. xxv, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2013.

Boninger ML, Mitchell G, Tyler-Kabara E, Collinger J, Schwartz AB, Author’s Reply to "Neuroprosthetic control and tetraplegia" in Correspondence, The Lancet, pp. 1900-1901, Vol. 381, June 2013.


Boninger ML, Foreward: Scholarly Concentrations in the Medical Student Curriculum, Academic Medicine (Scholarly Concentrations Issue), pp. 403-404, Vol. 85, No. 3, March 2010.

"Quality of Life," B.E. Dicianno, R.A. Cooper, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. XVIIII-XX, February, 2010. 


Gailey RS, Cooper RA, Sports - Medicine for the Disabled. The Time for Specialization in Prosthetics and Orthotics is Now, Prosthetics and Orthotics International, pp. 187-191, Vol. 33, No. 3, September 2009.

Cooper RA, Commentary: Baby Boomers' Use and Perception of Recommended Assistive Technology, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, pp. 10-11,  Vol. 16, No. 10, October 2009.


Cooper RA, In Memoriam: Men Beyond MeasureJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, pp. xvii-xviii, Vol. 45, No. 9, 2008.


Boninger ML, Stripling TE, Letter to the Editor: Preserving Upper-Limb Function in Spinal Cord Injury, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, p. 817, Vol. 88, No. 6, June 2007.


Cooper RA, The IBOT Viewed as Engineer, Scientist, and ConsumerPsychosocial Process, August 31, 2005.


Boninger ML, Powered up for Wheelchair AccessThe Washington Times, August 4, 2004.


Cooper RA, Seelman KD, Letter, "Inclusion of People With Disabilities," Science, Vol. 300, p. 1877, June 20, 2003. 


Cooper RA, In Memoriam: Dr. Thomas J. O'ConnorJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, p. 625, Vol. 39, No. 6, November/December 2002.

Cooper RA, Editorial on "Wheelchair Users are not Necessarily Wheelchair Bound", Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, pp. 771-772, Vol. 50, No. 4, April 2002.


Cooper, RA, Editorial on "Improvements in Mobility for People with Disabilities", Medical Engineering & Physics, Vol. 23, 2001.

Cooper RA, Editorial on "Wheelchair Users are not Necessarily Wheelchair Bound", Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, in press, April 2002.

Cooper RA, Advances in Wheelchair and Related Technologies, Guest Editorial, Medical Engineering and Physics, pp. iii-iv, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2001.


Cooper RA, Wheelchairs and Related Technology for the Millenium, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. xiii-xvi, 2000.


Cooper RA, Maximizing MobilityEditorialFrontlines, Vol. 2, No. 4, October 1999.


Cooper RA, Wheelchair Research and Development for People with Spinal Cord Injury, Guest Editorial, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, p. xi, Vol. 35, No. 1, 1998.

R.A. Cooper, Wheelchair Propulsion Ergonomics and Related Kinetics, Guest Editorial, Saudi Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. VI, 1998.

R.A. Cooper and C.E. Brubaker, A Memorial to Roger M. Glaser, Ph.D.Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Guest Editorial, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. VII-IX, 1998.


R.A. Cooper, M.L. Boninger, R.N. Robertson, P.W. Axelson , Special Section on Wheeled Mobility, Guest Editorial , IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 121-122, 1996.

R.A. Cooper, Letter "Analysis of Wheelchair Track Performances", Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 235-236, 1989.

Book Endorsements

Cooper RA, About the Author: John Hockenberry, Moving Violations, Assistive Technology, p. 160, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1996. 

Book Reviews

Cooper RA, Book Review: Adapting: Financial Planning for a Life with Multiple Sclerosis, Assistive Technology, p. 122, Vol. 18.1, Spring 2006.

Cooper RA, Book Review: Recent Advances in Structural Joints and Repairs for Composite Materials, Assistive Technology, pp. 233-234, Vol. 18.2, Fall 2006.

Cooper RA, Book Review: Spinal Cord Injury Desk Reference, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 1, p. 83, 2004.

Cooper RA, Book Review: One the Move - A Financial Guide For People with Spinal Cord Injury, Assistive Technology, Vol. 16, No. 2, Winter 2004.

Cooper RA, Book Review: Assistive Technologies - Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 2, p. 176, Summer 20




Boninger ML, Safe Transfer TechniqueArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, pp. 2579-2580, Vol. 94, No. 12, December 2013.