This academic year, a class of fourth year undergraduate mechanical engineering students from the University of Virginia (UVa) that I have been mentoring, has been studying and implementing ways to increase the production of the OESH cantilevers. They have been designing and building lots of good things for the OESH factory, like hydraulic lifts and […]Continue Reading
OESH: a model of success in innovation
This past week Bob and I were asked by two different groups of business executives / movers and shakers to share with them the OESH story. One of the groups wanted to feature OESH as a model of success in innovation. First, we’re flattered. The only other nationally based company that they had asked to […]Continue Reading
…and here’s the stretch!
Do this stretching exercise at least once a day. See here for the scientific rationale behind the stretch.Continue Reading
The one and only stretch I recommend
One of my discoveries in the gait laboratory that led to a number of research publications as well as a prestigious multi-million dollar research award from the National Institutes of Health, culminated in my recommending one, and only one, stretching exercise that I think we all need to do on a daily, if not twice […]Continue Reading
What is a physiatrist?
I am a physiatrist and although I don’t actively see patients now that I am making OESH Shoes, I am still frequently asked, “What is a physiatrist?” A physiatrist is a physician who has completed four years of medical school and then has completed an additional four years of residency training in the medical specialty […]Continue Reading
For Halloween, OESH sponsored a “Bone Bash” held on Saturday to raise money for our local Arthritis Foundation. The shoes we donated were a huge hit. We only had two sizes out for display so it was kind of like a Cinderella thing as far as people being able to try them on — which […]Continue Reading
Made in the U.S.A.
We had dinner the other night at a family friends’ house. The kind of good friends who you can talk to about anything and get into the most heated conversations about… anything. So over arugula pizza and apple martinis (for the parents, not the kids) we fully covered the topic of whether the U.S. is […]Continue Reading
Incognito no longer
We whipped up this new sign on our handy dandy CNC waterjet saw. Right outside the main factory door, it makes it much easier to find us!Continue Reading
Thomas Jefferson would have loved OESH
Ellen Fox, M.D., my best friend from Harvard Medical School (who I was dancing with at her wedding, here), visited this weekend and took this picture of her OESH. After returning from Monticello, she declared that Thomas Jefferson would have loved OESH. Mr. Jefferson was a big fan of innovation.Continue Reading
A Typical Day At the OESH Factory
When in the factory, I’m usually in high concentration mode. Something about those hot and heavy mandrels (you’ll see), all that 480 volt equipment, and a saw that can cut through six inches of steel if I’m not careful, that keeps me very focussed. Admittedly though, my mind does sometimes wander to scenes of I […]Continue Reading