Ben Salatin

Ben is a clinical rehabilitation engineer at the US Dept of Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Injury Center in Albuquerque, NM.  He started his VA career in Virginia helping to build an Assistive Technology Program and while there pioneered the use of 3D printing as a way to collaboratively create custom end use assistive technology with Veterans and their therapists.  Seeing that there was minimal understanding of 3D printing’s potential among staff, Ben has become a leading advocate within the VA nationally for the innovative application of 3D printing across healthcare disciplines collaborating with staff from prosthetics, rehabilitation therapy, radiology, surgery and biomedical engineering.