UPitt launches new wheelchair network

Thursday, January 8, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh will create an International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP), it announced in December. “For at least the last 30 years, there has been a need for an international society to help improve the quality of wheelchair service delivery, standardize and coordinate services, and improve the quality of wheelchairs,” stated Rory Cooper, a faculty member at UPitt who will serve as co-director of the ISWP. The project is being funded by a two-year, $2.3 million sub-award from the U.S. Agency on International Development.