Research Projects

A New Multidisciplinary Approach to Enhance OS&H Practice in Western New York

Project Investigators: Paquet, V.(PI), Dorn, J.(Co-PI), Kostyniak, P.(Co-PI), Lenker, J.(Co-PI), Syracuse, J.(Co-PI)

Project Abstract: The University at Buffalo, SUNY Occupational Safety & Health (OS&H) Training Project provides a unique multidisciplinary edcuation to Master's level graduate students with the goal of strengthening OS&H practice in Western New York.

Funded by: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Project Duration: 2007 to 2010

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Rehabilitation Enginering Research Center on Universal Design in the Built Environment

Project Investigators: Steinfeld, E.(PI), Danford, G. S.(Co-PI), Paquet, V.(Co-PI), Tauke, B.(Co-PI), Lane(Co-PI), Lenker, J.(Co-PI)

Project Abstract: The objective of this multidisciplinary center is to generate strategically important research, development, education and dissemination deliverables, expected to advance the fields of rehabilitation engineering and environmental design that integrate universal design principles within the generally accepted models, methods and metrics of design and engineering.

Funded by: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Department of Education

Project Duration: 2006 to 2011

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Accomodating Powered Mobility Aids in Accessibility Guidelines

Project Investigators: Steinfeld, E.(PI), Paquet, V.(Co-PI)

Project Abstract: The objective of this project is to develop information about the functional abilities of users of powered mobility aides to inform ADA standards.

Funded by: U.S. Architechtural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)

Project Duration: 2002 to 2010