Bioengineer, Inventor, Veteran, and Athlete
Born: November 9, 1959 in Los Angeles, California
Rory Cooper is a distinguished professor of rehabilitation engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and a senior career scientist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. His team has developed over 100 inventions and received 25 patents related to technologies including wheelchairs, robots, and wearable instruments that have significantly improved the lives of people with disabilities and military veterans.
Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.