Human Engineering Research Overview


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The Human Engineering Research Laboratories are a part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as the Center for Wheelchairs and Assistive Robotics Engineering.

Our Mission: 

To continuously improve the mobility and function of people with disabilities through advanced engineering in clinical research and medical rehabilitation.

Our Vision:

To create a world where all people with disabilities have unencumbered mobility and function so that they can fully participate in and contribute to society. 

Contact us:

Human Engineering Research Laboratories
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
6425 Penn Avenue, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-4022

Phone: 412-822-3700
Fax: 412-822-3699