Monday, March 15, 2010

The Winter Games Are Still On In Vancouver!

Winter is still in full force in Vancouver, BC, and the action is just getting started with the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. Athletes from around the world are gathered to compete in a variety of events few of us would have the nerve to even attempt.

During this year's opening ceremony, the flag bearer for the USA team was Heath Calhoun, a veteran of the US Armed Forces. Heath lost both his legs while on patrol in Iraq, and spent nine months of rehab at the Walter Reed Memorial Hospital. Since 2008, he has been training to compete in this year's Paralympic Winter Games - specifically the men's sit-ski slalom and the men's sit-ski super G.

Please join us in supporting Heath and all his fellow athletes in this year's games. Information and video highlights of the US team can be found here:

Note: In late 2007, I had the privilege of installing a motion capture system at the Walter Reed Memorial Hospital. The system is used to study the effectiveness of various prosthetics and rehab techniques on many of our nation's wounded veterans. I was honored to meet some of the brave men and women who were injured while serving in our military, and was inspired that motion capture and video technology plays such a big role in their recoveries.

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