Mobility is Life:
Meet the people behind a Dream in Motion
W. Andrew Hodge, M.D.
Founder and Chairman
It is manufactured by the Encore Medical Corporation of Austin, Texas.
Scott A. Banks, Ph.D.
Dr. Banks received B.S. and M.S. degrees
in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He received the Ph.D. degree in
mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For his doctoral work, Dr. Banks developed
a shape-matching technique to measure three-dimensional motions of knee replacements from their two-dimensional
x-ray video sequences. Applications of this technique, and further developments thereon, have been the focus of
Dr. Banks' work since 1992. As Technical Director of The BioMotion Foundation, he also directs investigations in sports biomechanics and injury prevention, orthopaedic implant
retrieval analysis, computer assisted surgery, and clinical gait analysis. Dr. Banks enjoys research collaborations
throughout the world and he relishes the challenge of improving clinical outcomes in diverse cultures through the
application of technology and engineering principles. Florida Tend Magazine recently featured Dr. Banks in its
Director of Research
Harman is a biomedical engineer with The BioMotion
Foundation in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she is the program coordinator of
the Implant Retrieval Program. Her area of specialization is the assessment of explanted materials and medical
devices used to treat arthritis and cardiovascular diseases. She has co-authored 16 original scientific journal
manuscripts, including two book chapters. Ms. Harman has worked for The BioMotion Foundation since 1994. She has
14 years of experience in orthopaedics, including a one year fellowship at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in
Bologna, Italy. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Ball State University
in Muncie, Indiana, a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from Ball State University, and a Master
of Science degree in bioengineering from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Melinda is currently completing
her PhD in bioengineering at Clemson University in South Carolina.
Kim Mitchell, B.Sc., B.A.
Director Motion Analysis Laboratory
Kim Mitchell is the Director of The BioMotion Foundation's Motion Analysis Laboratory. With degrees
in mathematics and exercise physiology, her research focuses on sports biomechanics and analyzing function in patients
with total joint replacements. Ms. Mitchell also directs the Pediatric Gait Program, coordinating state-of-the-art
technology with the expertise of pediatric physical therapists and orthopaedists. Ms. Mitchell serves on the Advisory
Board of Barry University's Graduate Program in Biomechanics and enjoys working with local university students
utilizing the Motion Analysis Laboratory to complete their research goals.