Jon Pearlman

Associate Director for Product Innovation and Translation and Associate Professor
Human Engineering Research Laboratories, University of Pittsburgh


Dr. Jon Pearlman is an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Associate Director of Product Innovation and Technology Transfer at the Human Engineering Research Labs. Jon, received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University with a focus in Biomechanics and his PhD in Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh. His research centers on Assistive Technology Product development and quality control. Related to these topics, Dr. Pearlman has several assistive technology design and development projects which are funded through the VA and the University of Pittsburgh; many of these projects are in collaboration with clinician and commercialization partners to ensure they are clinically relevant and are commercially available. Jon is inventor or co-inventor on nine issued or pending patents. He also is a co-founder of Pathway Accessibility Systems, a company based on his work at Pitt, and the Director of the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals.