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More hospitals use device invented in Steamboat to help people with disabilities learn to ski – The Denver Post

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Wes Dearborn dreams of someday putting a camper on the back of his work truck and driving around the country with the machine he invented to help people with disabilities learn to ski.

The Routt County resident would travel to hospitals treating patients with spinal cord injuries and other places where the machine could give others some hope.

“When I first built the Sit Ski Simulator, I thought I was just trying to teach skiing,” Dearborn said Tuesday. “The reality is I’m trying to save lives.”

The first prototype was built in Steamboat in 2012.

An updated version went to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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