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After more than four decades of successfully delivering on our mission of providing trained monkeys to help adults with physical disabilities live independent lives, we are adjusting the way we operate in response to regulatory, market, and technology changes. As one of the first non-human personal assistants, the animals helped with daily tasks, and were provided, free. Now, the organization, staying true to its mission of providing services to those living with physical disabilities including spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, as well as other debilitating injuries and illnesses, is transitioning from a service animal model to using innovative technologies – a seismic and exciting transformation. When our founders first began training the primate to be a non-human personal assistant the goal was to give individuals more independence. The goal of new technologies is to provide the resources to allow someone to choose how to live and use technology for more empowered and independent lives. We are looking for those who understand and/or are open to learning technologies such as robotics, virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Connections in the technology world, those living with disabilities, anyone interested in joining a board of those committed to providing enhanced quality of life and opportunities for individuals, caregivers and communities living with physical challenges please reach out.
Position posted: 08/02/2022