University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Alumni Innovation Fellow

Tom Viker
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TOM VIKER, BA (2016-2017)

Tom received a degree in human physiology in 1991 from the University of Minnesota. After working four years in the environmental testing business he got a degree in machine design and went to work for a product development consulting firm as a design engineer for a couple of years and then started his own consultancy. In 2005, Tom moved into the medical device arena in the role of emerging technologies scientist at Zimmer Spine and later as an R&D engineer at American Medical Systems. He has been a volunteer engineer since 2015 with Magic Arms, a non-profit company developing an elasto-mechanical exoskeleton to help kids with physical disabilities use their arms. He has 26 patents issued or pending.

In his free time, Tom enjoys reading, woodworking, and traveling, especially on a motorcycle.


(Last Updated July 2016)

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