NIDRR Project Seeks Participants for the Development of an App for Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair users are invited to participate in a research study conducted the NIDRR-funded Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project, Self-Management Assistance through Technology (SMART) – Virtual Coaches for Wheelchair Users, at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at University of Pittsburgh. To be eligible to participate in this study you must be a wheelchair user between 18 and 85 years of age. Participants may attend one or multiple focus group meetings with the research team to review concepts and prototypes as well as provide suggestions and feedback to improve the apps. Individuals who are unable to attend the focus group or who live outside of the Pittsburgh area may be interviewed by phone or in person at a mutually agreed upon location. Each focus group will take no more than two hours and each individual interview will take no more than one hour.

If you are interested or would like to know more information please contact Tanya Liu ( or Annmarie Kelleher at 412/822-3700. Please feel free to disseminate information about this research study opportunity for wheelchair users: App Development for Wheelchair Users flyer and Study Participation Consent Form.

We are posting this for information purposes as a courtesy to our readers. For more information please contact the Self-Management Assistance through Technology (SMART) – Virtual Coaches for Wheelchair Users or Principle Investigator, Dan Ding, PhD directly at 412/822-3684.








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