You know that feeling when you encounter something that perfectly encapsulates why you do what you do? I recently learned about a company called Limbitless, and it made me say "YES! THAT! That's why I'm here!"
In their own words "Limbitless Solutions is a non-profit organization devoted to bringing volunteers and technology to the kids who need it most...Limbitless Solutions is a non-profit organization devoted to building a generation of innovators who use their skills and passion to improve the world around them. We use additive manufacturing to advance personalized bionics and solutions for disabilities. We believe that no family should have to pay for their child to receive an arm. Now we want to lead by example and encourage communities to innovate with compassion."
This type of innovation is exactly what motivates me. There are so many people out there who are working hard to get their devices to market in order to improve the quality of people's lives. As a regulatory affairs consultant I am privileged to be a part of that process.
If you have a few moments, I'd highly recommend checking out some of the stories on the Limbitless site. We don't always get a chance to see the faces and hear the stories of the people whose lives are improved by medical devices. Seeing the lives of those who are impacted by innovative technology serves as a good reminder of why we do what we do. Affordable, accessible limbs for kids, built with 3D printers? Living in the future is pretty cool.
You can also check out the some of their videos via this link, or take a peek below. (Maybe have some tissues handy.)