Karma Machining & Manufacturing in Edmonton, AB, is working hard to prove to established industry and inventors that with the right planning and partners, their products can be made economically, with inventory and delivery control, and with better quality in North America than overseas.
“We were invited to work with students to design and manufacture a medical device to be used during physical therapy. It helps stroke patients relearn the use of their wrists and lower arms,” deJong said. “We did a significant portion of the design, manufactured a prototype, and the Glenrose Hospital used it in their clinic for a year. The product is called a FEPSim, named after the four motions of the wrist—flex, extension, pronation, and supination….”