The Putrino Way: combining technology with a human touch at Mount Sinai’s Abilities Research Center
Episode 45: In this weeks episode we sit down with a David Putrino, Director of Rehabilitation Innovation for the Mount Sinai Health System in NYC. David brings us on a journey from his childhood in Western Australia, to the big city lights of NYC and his human-centered approach towards clinical research and innovation in neuro rehabilitation.
Some of the topics we spoke about:
- How an injury while playing Australian football led to a passion for PT & human-centered care
- Moving to the United States to study the emerging field of Cognitive Neuroscience
- Virtual Reality to assist stroke rehab in the home and clinic
- The possibilities that Brain-computer interfaces can have in stroke recovery
About our Guest:
David is a physical therapist with a PhD in Neuroscience. He is currently the Director of Rehabilitation Innovation for the Mount Sinai Health System, and an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Performance at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He develops innovative rehabilitation solutions for adults and children who need better health care accessibility. He also works with high-performance partners such as Red Bull, the Brooklyn Nets NBA team, and the U.S. Olympic team to use evidence-based technologies to improve athletic performance. He is the author of Hacking Health: How to Make Money and Save Lives in the HealthTech world. In 2019, he was named “Global Australian of the Year” for his contributions to health care.
Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777.
Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline!
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