Discussion in 'Members Introduction' started by Bryce Hontz, Apr 2, 2016.
Hey. I'm Bryce from Maryland.
Hey, from Virginia (usually) and welcome to the forum:0--0:.
Hey thanks. East Coast rules haha. What do you mean when ya say "usually?
I'm not active duty any more (I've been out of the service (USN) for two years now) but I still work for the military as a civilian contractor. I'm involved in some medical research, military cybernetics, and have strong interagency cooperation and a good working relationship with various universities, which requires me to travel to test software, hardware or for conferences. I also spend about 2 months a year in Sweden visiting my family - and Norway occasionally to visit my friend @Technofox. I'm only home maybe 5 or six months a year. This schedule is a bit off right now as my wife (active USN) is deployed and I've a two month old daughter than I'm taking care of by myself, thank goodness for flexibility in the workplace.
Awesome dude. Congrats on your child. Do you do anything with university of Maryland? Did you move here from Europe?
Welcome to the forum!
Thanks:0--0:. I've spent most of the last two months in shock. First time parent, mom overseas...
I don't, no. I know the University of Maryland has a strong Biomedical Devices Research department, but I'm not sure what exactly their focus is.
Right now my focus is on prosthetics, I work a lot with wounded soldiers - and on in-field devices to enhance soldiers in theater - and am working on bionicmechatronicss (or cybernetics if you'd rather).
I work closely with MIT's bionics division, who's done a wonderful job with their prosthetics research.
Things like this mainly:
But also exoskeleton-type devices, for infield use to make a soldiers movements more efficient and expend less energy.
Haha, yes, but I've lived in the US for 29 years. I'm almost 30. I was born in Sweden while my mother was on a business trip, lived there for a few weeks and came to the US where I've lived ever since.
My parents retired and moved to Sweden however, and I've a sister and a brother that live there as well.
Oh ok. Nice. That's some cool stuff. Your name is cool BTW, My Dad was gonna name my brother and I Lars and Sven but my mom said no lol. How long were you in service? How much do you get to see your family?
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