I woke up today with a fever. Not the ideal start to the day considering the Rotary Club sponsored artificial limb camp in Bangalore was opening today. Nevertheless, I drove myself to the place with a box of supplies. With help from the Rotarians there, I set up my booth and was immediately bombarded by visitors very curious about the OpenSocket. I made short presentations to numerous people including the Governor of Karnataka. Then, Venkatesh Chinappa, a painter by profession was sent to me. After talking to him for a while, I was convinced that he would use the device regularly and that it would help him in his profession. In about 25 minutes, I set him up with a medium sized OpenSocket.
Almost immediately, he was able to figure out how to use the device as well as how to put on and take off the device. Then, as a test, he climbed up a ladder and picked up a table with a box full of OpenSockets and tools on it.
That is the story of the first ever OpenSocket to be deployed in India. Personally, it was a great feeling and I can’t wait to get the remaining four OpenSockets fitted.