This is the weekend to observe and appreciate all our veterans have given us. While Memorial Day honors those men and women who have died, many return but with severe physical and psychological injuries. Fortunately, there is assistive technology to make tasks of everyday living accessible.
The Hunter Holms McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA, is a central source for veterans and active-duty personnel; it is part of a network of VA medical centers that provide assistive technology.
Among the programs available are:
VA Specially Adapted Housing Program
VA Automobile and Special Adaptive Equipment Grants
Computer/Electronics Accommodations Program
All across the US, 3D printing prosthetics and assistive technology challenges have arisen across the US to help bring 3D-printed assistive devices to veterans.