DAVID BOONE, PhD, MPH, CP
Member, Modus Board of Directors
David Boone, Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and President of Orthocare Innovations, has spent the past twenty years as an innovator, developer, researcher, and instructor in rehabilitation and bioengineering. A frequent lecturer at academic medical centers on a range of prosthetic and rehabilitation topics and a widely published author, he is credited with multiple technology patents, including a foot scanning technology that was licensed to Nike. He also was the principal developer of a range of innovative lower limb prosthetics products and technologies that were sold and/or licensed via Orthocare’s partnership with Ottobock, a global medical device company based in Germany.
David received his PhD in Bioengineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and became one of fewer than ten American PhDs with formal training and clinical experience in prosthetics. He began his work in in the field under the direction of a pioneer in the field, Dr. Ernest Burgess, and later assumed leadership of Dr. Burgess’ lab, Prosthetic Research Study (PRS) in Seattle. It was in this capacity that he led the development team that created the StepWatch technology. David was recently named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.