Stephen Sundarrao-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Stephen Sundarrao

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of South Florida
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Stephen Sundarrao is the Associate Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology Program at USF. His undergraduate and graduate education is in Mechanical Engineering and he has nearly 15 years experience as a rehabilitation engineer and nearly 10 years experience managing a statewide program. He is certified by RESNA as an Assistive Technology Practioner and Rehabilitation Engineer. He served on the Board of Directors of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) for three years, National Health Advisory Board for the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) and the Florida Department of Health?s Disability Taskforce on Bioterrorism. He currently teaches the Capstone Design Course for senior mechanical engineering students, which develops 10-15 new innovative technologies for individuals with disabilities annually. He regularly presents papers at national and international conferences. His research interests include advanced vehicle modifications, ergonomics and mobility devices for individuals with disabilities. He recently received the Presidential Award from NMEDA and an award from the University of Miami for Course Development and Recruitment for their online training in AT. He is actively involved with the State VR program to develop policy and training for better integration of Rehabilitation Technology Services. He is on the advisory board for the RERC on Wheelchair Transportation Safety at the University of Michigan.