Bridging Bionics Foundation

Walk With Us - Giving the Gift of Mobility

aka BBF   |   Basalt, CO   |  http://bridgingbionics.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide access to affordable, consistent, and ongoing physical therapy and advanced rehabilitation technology for all individuals challenged with neurological mobility impairments.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Amanda Boxtel

Main address

PO Box 3766

Basalt, CO 81621 USA

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EIN

46-2182977

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Neuro-rehabilitation Program

The goal of our neuro-rehabilitation program is to provide ongoing access to cutting edge technology for individuals with neurological mobility impairments. Regular therapy sessions are instrumental in reducing secondary complications as a consequence of paralysis, serving as a preventative healthcare measure, and playing a role in enhancing functional neuro-recovery.

The program utilizes expert, certified physical therapists, trainers and volunteer assistants, and is purposely facilitated in a non–clinical health club facility that promotes social interaction, inclusivity and wellbeing.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
People with physical disabilities
Low-income people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of mobility sessions provided to neurologic mobility impaired individuals.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, People with physical disabilities, Low-income people

Related Program

Neuro-rehabilitation Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2020 Session data includes only 10 months, since the program was shut down for 8 weeks due to pandemic response restrictions.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

At Bridging Bionics Foundation (BBF), we believe all individuals with neurologic mobility impairments can live better through the use of advanced technology. We see a world using technology to optimize function and improve life for all individuals challenged with mobility impairments. This simple vision drives us to serve people through our unique programs.

The primary objective of the BBF program for mobility impaired individuals is to maintain health
of multiple body systems, including musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, urinary
and bowel, skin/integumentary and mental wellbeing, and enable neuro-recovery.

Chronic neurological mobility impairment requires access to physical fitness which compensates
for loss of motor function. BBF provides access to assistive technology & required support by
expertly trained physical therapists at a cost that everyone can afford.

Our PROGRAMS – Providing Access to Therapeutic Technology
Access through community ownership - The BBF Neuro-rehabilitation Program provided at no-cost
The goal of our neuro-rehabilitation program is to provide ongoing access to advanced assistive technology for individuals with neurological mobility impairments. Regular therapy sessions are instrumental in reducing secondary complications as a consequence of paralysis, serve as a preventative healthcare measure, and play a role in enhancing functional neuro-recovery.

The program utilizes expert physical therapists, trainers and volunteer program assistants, and is purposefully housed in a non–clinical health club facility that promotes social interaction, inclusivity and wellbeing.

Access through individual ownership - Charitable Contributions

We will provide the funds, tools and fundraising support for economically challenged individuals to purchase exoskeletons and bionic technology. Personal exoskeletons can be customized to augment more functional and independent mobility and capabilities within the home environment. For users, walking becomes more about moving and living.

Access through knowledge and shared personal experience - Educational Outreach

BBF serves as a resource to educate the public on the nature and benefits of exoskeletons and bionic technology to augment mobility options and capabilities. We use online communication via social media, website, a blog and email newsletters. We also conduct in-person education through speaking engagements and community presentations.

BBF has invested over $700,000 in advanced assistive technology to support the program clients maintain and improve their physical and emotional health. This equipment is supported through specialized physical therapists and exercise trainers who administer the program based upon individual client capabilities and needs.

As of July 2021, BBF has provided over 9,000 mobility sessions at a direct cost of more than $700,000 to over 100 individuals in need. BBF has provided programming continuously for more than 60 months, ensuring access to life-changing excercise 2-3 times per week every week per year, at virtually no-cost to all program clients.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Bridging Bionics Foundation

Board of directors
as of 8/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Barbara Hoogenboom

Professor and Associate Chair in the Physical Therapy Department at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Term: 2020 - 2022

Mitchell Brogan

Rusty Crossland

Glenda Greenwald

Clancey Herbst

Jennifer Montoya

Martha Philben

David Portman

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/28/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person with a disability

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