Georgia Institute of Technology
Stephen Sprigle is a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology with appointments in Bioengineering, Industrial Design and the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. A biomedical engineer with a license in physical therapy, Dr. Sprigle directs the Rehabilitation Engineering and Applied Research Lab (REARLab) which focuses on applied disability research and development. The REARLab’s research interests include the biomechanics of wheelchair seating and posture, pressure ulcer prevention, and manual wheelchair propulsion. Its development activities include standardized wheelchair and cushion testing and the design of assistive and diagnostic technologies. Dr. Sprigle teaches design-related classes in both the Schools of Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering.