Recently, VA researcher and U.S. Army Veteran Rory A. Cooper received a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (also known as a “Sammie”) for his groundbreaking work on wheelchair technology. Through his designs, Rory has helped improve the mobility of hundreds of thousands of disabled Veterans and other people with disabilities – and we’re proud to recognize these accomplishments.
Among his innovations is a wheelchair with robotic arms and hands, as well as one with a more comfortable and adjustable seat. He also designed a personal vehicle that allows people to navigate terrain that can’t be accessed by normal wheelchairs.
With ingenuity like this, Rory demonstrates VA’s unwavering commitment to advancing Veteran care. Across our organization, we encourage exploration and discovery and provide the resources needed to make it successful. That includes advanced research and technology, inspirational leaders and much more. It’s an environment that can help you reach your full potential as you help patients reach theirs. Consider a career with VA, and pursue the unmatched fulfillment that comes with enhancing Veterans’ lives.
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