DAN AUGER: Orthopaedics is kind of, it’s a way of life. It has a way of getting inside you, because you live and breathe what you’re working on.
TITLE: More than just a job. A mission to restore movement.
NADINE MCFARREN: When I was seven my father passed away and I knew at that point, that I really wanted to do something in the medical field. So, I knew from the very beginning I wanted to be a biomedical engineer because I wanted to help patients and help their families.
ANDY JACOBS: Nobody wants to live with pain. Nobody wants to suffer. We hear stories of patients that, they literally can’t bend down to tie their shoes because their hip may hurt so bad. And if that’s the case, what we’re trying to do is develop products and technologies that can help give them back the things that they ought to be able to do everyday for themselves.
TOM WOGOMAN: Everybody here understands that what they do impacts somebody’s life. And we never stop thinking about what it is we can do better.
VENKAT NARAYAN: It’s a challenge that we find great job satisfaction in. When we are able to address those needs and come up with a device that now allows them to say, “You know, thank you for helping me.” And that’s a great feeling.
DAREN DEFFENBAUGH: It’s tangible, when you’re working in engineering… at the end of all the work and analysis, and the math, it’s very satisfying. We spend a lot of time and a lot of heartache trying to get it right.
VENKAT NARAYAN: My wife, if I get home by eight o’clock, she’s surprised. She says, “You’re home early.” In a sense it’s a job, but it’s also my life.
DAN AUGER: You know, what’s in the box, when you get the box, these are the parts, but what went into this is a lot of people who care.