HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Video Shows How We Can Make a Difference in People’s Lives

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Great video
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   5/11/2013 6:21:42 PM
NO RATINGS
Speaking of rewarding; the design aspect alone is inspiring, indeed.  I remember when I first started out, I made a promise that I wanted to work in a field that helped people, (as opposed to weapons & munitions which was an opportunity I decided to pass)

But beyond design inspiration, I was amazed at the images of the production facility at College Park.  I mistakenly imagined prosthesis centers as little labs with a small staff of designers hand-crafting the elements; but that place was like a automotive production center.  The operations manager talked about the multiple combinations of elements (stated 460,000 differentiation's possible!) Impressive logistics as well as inspiring design.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Reggie
Cabe Atwell   5/10/2013 5:49:59 PM
NO RATINGS
 

Boston Bombing victim Adrianne Haslet vows to dance again. Or so I heard on the BBC. I believe her injury is similar to Reggie Showers's, just below the knee.

I think she could use a prosthetic from college park.

C

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Reggie
apresher   5/10/2013 2:39:08 PM
NO RATINGS
The video is excellent but the star is Reggie Showers "World's Fastest Amputee".  He is very well-spoken and has an unbelievably great attitude.  What an example of overcoming adversity.  Wow. Thanks for the link.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Great video
Charles Murray   5/9/2013 4:52:49 PM
NO RATINGS
What an inspiring video. This has to be the most rewarding field of engineering. Not every engineer can have a job with such an immediate visible payback, but the engineers who do this work can easily see the difference they make in people's lives. Great video.

morgancooper
User Rank
Iron
Re: Great video
morgancooper   5/9/2013 3:08:55 PM
NO RATINGS
Video enforced me to think beyond the imagination. A commendable work indeed.Roberto Cavalli Eyewear

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Great video
Rob Spiegel   5/9/2013 8:46:09 AM
NO RATINGS
Hi Rich. The video is well worth the time, both for its moving story of Reggie Showers and for the notion that each product produced by College Park has an an individual bill of materials.

Partner Zone
More Blogs
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
Industrial equipment can be improved by pushing big data from operations into the design process.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
CAD trends survey shows steep growth in 3D printing, cloud services, PLM, and simulation.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
Design News Webinar Series
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
May 4 - 8, Designing Low Power Systems using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service