Stephen Sprigle

Stephen Sprigle


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, 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. Sprigle teaches design-related classes in both the Schools of Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering.


Office Location:
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    Georgia Institute of Technology

    College of Design
    College of Engineering
    George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
    School of Industrial Design
    Research Focus Areas:
  • Platforms and Services for Socio-Technical Frontier
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Additional Research:

    Applied research and device development targeting the increased heath and function of persons with disabilities. Specific areas of interest include: wheeled mobility and seating, pressure ulcer prevention and treatment; design of diagnostic tissue interrogation devices; design of assistive technology. Wheeled Mobility and Seating; Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment; Design of Diagnostic Tissue Interrogation Devices; Design of Assistive Technologies

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