Who is Billy Woods from Active Links?
Billy: “My background has always been in engineering and after a 7 year career in the British Army as an Electronics Technician I wanted to apply my skills in a medical environment. After completing an undergraduate degree in Medical Engineering at the University of Surrey I then went on to a complete a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London. I conducted my postgraduate research on FES cycling and witnessed how beneficial this kind of technology was to individuals facing disability, and how much potential there was increasing these benefits further.
Seeing first-hand what people with any kind of limitation can accomplish with the right tools drives me in this work. I appreciate that what most people take for granted such as standing, walking or cycling is critical for everyone. Working with Paul, who is a long-time wheelchair user, business owner and former Paralympian has inspired me want to help other people regain similar levels of health and independence.