Manage episode 273142106 series 1319479
The Cox 8 Table made by Haven Medical is essential to the certified Cox Technic doctor. It is a combination of Dr. James Cox's vision and the engineering genius of Mr. Don Wisner and his team at Haven Medical. Mr. Wisner discusses the continuing evolution of the Cox Table and it's application in treatment spine pain and documentation of improving spine function.
About Don Wisner, the President of Haven Medical:
Growing up in Flint, Michigan in the 50’s and 60’s meant there was one thing ingrained in our culture: Cars!
This was the Golden Era of the U.S. Auto Industry and Flint was was a shining gem the crown jewel of Detroit’s auto manufacturing dominance. For the families who lived and worked here, cars were part of our DNA.
Haven’s founder, Don Wisner, grew up in Auto Mecca surrounded by people who loved to get their hands dirty building things, working on things and fixing things; mostly (you guessed it) cars… parts for cars… or tools, equipment and gadgets to work on cars.
Since an early age, Don was afflicted with "Creative A.D.H.D.," the product of a curious mind, an active imagination and a short attention span. His dad trained him not to read instruction or assembly manuals, but to figure out how things went together and worked for himself. (To this day, if Don gets lost he won’t stop to ask directions let alone use his GPS, and he thinks “moderation” – especially when it comes to building stuff to last -- is for wimps).
While most of the boys would run to the ball field or soda shop after school, Don would race home to his Pop’s workshop where he learned first hand how to repair anything that broke, or build anything the family needed but couldn’t afford to go out and buy. That’s how it was done back then.
By the time Don graduated high school he could rebuild an engine in his sleep, but the passion to invent and build things from scratch had him in its grip, so he went on to earn a degree in Engineering from the prestigious Michigan Tech, aka the “MIT of The Midwest.”
After graduating from Michigan Tech, Don quickly became a rising star in General Motors’ Buick and Cadillac Luxury Divisions where he invented ABTS (All Belt To Seat) Technology, a revolutionary new safety system which forever changed the way seat belts function, move and are installed in certain luxury vehicles. ABTS was first used in the Buick Park Avenue and continues to be a standard safety feature to this day.