Saturday, April 13, 2013

Photo Instrumentation Advanced the Science of Medicine

Lockheed’s space-age innovation helped disabled children
by John H.

In 1965, while working at Lockheed Santa Cruz Test Base, David Sutherland, M.D., from Shriner’s Hospital in San Francisco contacted Lockheed for assistance in a project that he had in mind. Upon learning about Dr. Sutherland’s request, I volunteered my time and efforts for this project, and contacted three of my follow workers to see if they would be interested in volunteering as well. My volunteer efforts eventually led my career to Shriner’s Hospital, San Francisco, to establish and direct the Gait Analysis Lab there. 

We were able to showcase how innovation transformed health care!