As a Clinical Rehabilitation Engineer at the Albuquerque Veterans hospital Spinal Cord Injury Center in New Mexico, I serve as the technology expert on a multidisciplinary rehabilitation therapy team that provides the complete service delivery process for a wide variety of Assistive Technology (AT).
While at the McGuire Veterans Hospital's Assistive Technology Center in Richmond, VA I pioneered the use of digital fabrication within the rehab clinic setting to collaboratively design and build custom assistive technology with Veterans and their therapists. I have introduced 3D printing to my current department and regularly design and print end use devices.
I have become one of the leading advocates for digital fabrication within the US Dept of Veterans Affairs, seeking to see it incorporated across the entire healthcare spectrum and am currently helping to build a national network of users and equipment across the agency. This network also includes other agency partners such as FDA and Defense Dept healthcare.