Dr. Rory Cooper

Dr. Rory Cooper

How did your journey with disability begin? It largely began when I was injured in a bicycle – motor vehicle crash that resulted in spinal cord injuries and lower extremity paralysis. That event ended my service in the US Army, and led me down an entirely different...
Steve Collins

Steve Collins

When did you first become interested in biomechatronics? What has your journey to Stanford been like? I’ve always been interested in designing and building things, and in high school a great teacher turned me on to robotics and automation. In college, another...
Kendra Herber

Kendra Herber

How did you come to experience disability? Kendra: I was born with fibular hemimelia and had my right foot amputated when I was two years old. I struggled with ill-fitting prosthetics, low confidence, and bullying through my earlier years. Playing sports was my outlet...
Jonas Grau Thomsen

Jonas Grau Thomsen

How did your journey with disability begin and whats that experience been like? My life and my journey with disability started more or less at the same time. When I was only one year old, I got very ill. As a result of the illness, I was paralysed from the waist and...