July 2011 Frederick, Maryland- Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) based Kinetic Revolutions, LLC, is pleased to announce the hiring of summer intern, Jenna K. Greaser. Ms. Greaser is currently a rising junior at Pennsylvania State University majoring in BioEngineering with a Mechanical Option and minor in Engineering Mechanics. Jenna’s team recently placed first in the Iron Lion Engineering Design competition for their design, prototype and user testing of bilateral adaptive terminal devices which enabled an amputee to golf.
Jenna will provide much needed CAD support this summer as the company moves towards completion of its second and third products and subsequent releases. The company’s first product, the definitive use – Adjustable Pylon, was released in April and is enjoying brisk sales. The next two products are scheduled for release in September at the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association’s (AOPA) meeting in Las Vegas.
“Ms. Greaser is an up and coming engineering student whose young skill set and aspirations match perfectly with the needs of our young product development company,” explains Mac Heebner, CEO, Founder and Pennsylvania State University alumni, “Jenna’s engineering design and CAD Solidworks knowledge will be an asset to our team this summer.”
State College, Pennsylvania is quickly becoming a “hot bed” for prosthetic design, innovation and politics. Kinetic Revolutions, founded by two Penn State alumnae partnered with State College based KCF Technologies to aid in the development of their pylon. KCF Technologies was recently awarded with Department of Defense dollars to develop energy harvesting components. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) of Pennsylvania’s 5th district, where Penn State is located, recently introduced HR 1958, the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act of 2011, legislation to improve the quality of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) care.