Assistive technology is not one-size-fits-all. V-LINC’s Volunteers for Medical Engineering service provides customized assistive technology that makes it easier for people with disabilities to live, work, and play more independently. Our volunteers design and build both high-tech and low-tech solutions to meet needs large and small.
Our volunteers are engineers, carpenters, machinists, engineering students, nurses, and physical and occupational therapists who work together to create technology that increases our clients’ independence. Sometimes they invent a new product and in other cases, they modify an existing one. Check out examples of some of our past projects here.
If we find a product that already exists that will meet your needs, we will refer you to that solution so you can explore whether it might work for you. We typically will not build an entirely new product, although we may modify something you purchase if the warranty is not voided or you accept that risk.
We serve clients of all ages with varied disabilities and abilities, and there are no income qualifications to receive our services. We ask for a fee of $100-250, and we are willing to discuss options if this places a financial burden on someone.
If you think you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please contact us, submit your request electronically. We’ll review your request and call you for additional information. If we have the skills to safely accomplish your request, we will! You may also want to view our answers to frequently asked questions.