At LCS, we would like to give a warm welcome to Bart van der Velde, who joins the team as Clinical Engineer and Seating Specialist.
Bart’s background is in human kinetic engineering which combines aspects from both the medical world with engineering, allowing Bart to act as a link between the two worlds. “This specific training is especially useful with custom moulded seating as this requires a good understanding of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, and engineering principles to be able to provide a comfortable seating system,” says Bart.
Bart started as a rehabilitation engineer, assessing mobility devices (wheelchairs, mobility scooters, etc.) and worked with a company specialising in custom moulded seating, back home in the Netherlands, before he and his partner moved to Ireland in 2016.
Before joining LCS, Bart worked for a number of different companies in the rehabilitation industry. At LCS, he will be servicing the greater Dublin area and assisting in other established seating clinics.
When he’s not working, Bart plays water polo with Half Moon swimming and water polo club in Dublin and enjoys spending time in the garden and travelling.
We’d like to wish Bart well in his new post and look forward to working with him.