Colin Twitchell
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Colin Twitchell is the founding director of the Lemelson Assistive Technology Development Center and a design faculty member of the School for Interdisciplinary Arts at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. Colin graduated from Hampshire College in 1986, where he studied mechanical design and exercise physiology among other subjects. For the past twenty years Colin has been involved in the field of assistive technology. During this time he has worked for the State of Massachusetts Adaptive Design Services and the Institute on Applied Technology at Boston Children's Hospital. He created the adaptation techniques and instructional methodology used by the American Canoe Association's Adaptive Paddling Certification Program. In 1993, he founded ErgoSport, a product development company focused on custom and production adaptive recreational equipment.