- What do you like about working at Encore Path?
Working at Encore Path provides a sense of fulfillment. I have worked for over 30 years in the medical product development field and it has always been rewarding knowing that
people have benefited medically from the devices I have designed and/or
assisted in the design of. What makes working at Encore Path special is the joy
you see when you speak to stroke survivors that have benefited from the
Tailwind Device and the hope it brings to patients just starting their therapy.
- What were your first impressions of the Tailwind? (when you first heard what it was)
Quite honestly, my first impression was surprise, surprise that such a device could be effective. It
seems so simple to look at and the audible metronome seems nothing more than a
device to provide a cadence for the exercise. It was not until doing some
research that I understood that the simplicity of the motion was actually
necessary because the stroke survivors initially can’t control their arms
to do more and that the audible cuing assisted in the reconstruction of the
neural networks in the brain.
- What about Encore Path/Tailwind makes you feel proud?
I think what makes me feel the most proud about having worked on the Tailwind project is having heard from a number of Tailwind users how the device has changed their lives for the better
and knowing that I, in a small way, contributed to that success.