PneuScooter


Rory Cooper, PhD Director, Human Engineering Research Laboratory
FISA & PVA Chair
Email:rcooper@pitt.edu

http://www.herl.pitt.edu/person/rory-cooper
Rosemarie Cooper, MPT, ATP Director, UPMC Center for Assistive Technology
Email:COOPERRM@pitt.edu

https://www.shrs.pitt.edu/people/rosemarie-cooper
Brandon Daveler, MS Graduate Student Researcher, Human Engineering Research Laboratory
Email: bjd52@pitt.edu


Garrett Grindle, PhD Assistant Director, Human Engineering and Research Laboratory
Email:ggg3@pitt.edu

http://www.herl.pitt.edu/person/garrett-grindle

Although gel cell batteries are reliable, the battery maintenance intensity of electric personal mobility device systems is critically high: charging time, difficult to recycle, battery memory, frequent replacement, costly to replace, unreliable in wet environments, fire risks, electrical socket repairs, hazardous out-gassing, and electric shock. The simple design of pneumatic systems offers increased reliability and safety due to the lack of and need for electronics. Pneuscooter would aim at $467.4 million total revenue of the mobility device market with the key buying industries being medical suppliers, airport operations, primary care doctors, hospitals, and natural disaster & emergency relief services.