Enjoying this article?
Subscribe to receive occasional emails from ClickTM on product updates and industry innovations:
Share this artice:
Read all about the origins of Click Medical and the future of prosthetics made possible with RevoFit™ technology in Colorado Country Life. If you haven’t heard the story of how Joe’s lightbulb moment while skiing, read on. The article starts out with the infamous lift ride:
On a blue sky, powder snow day in 2009, certified prosthetist Joe Mahon was sitting on a ski lift with his wife when he received a phone call from a patient. She was preparing to leave on a trip and needed her prosthetic device adjusted. Mahon, who owns Peak Prosthetic Designs in Salt Lake City, Utah, had noticed that patients were often frustrated by an inability to easily adjust their own artificial limbs.
As Mahon waited for his wife to step off the ski lift he noticed that she tightened her snowboard boots via a small dial added to the boots for that purpose. Then, as she snowboarded away, she stooped to tighten her boots again. At that moment, Mahon says he experienced a “lightbulb moment” when he realized that a similar dial could be used for prosthetics that would allow patients to make their own adjustments — without the hassle of removing their clothing and prosthetic devices or having to make a trip to a clinic for an adjustment.
- Read the full article in Country Colorado Life…
- View the online Issuu version of the magazine here (page 12-13)
Screen Shots from the Cover Article