Jim generates new product outcomes from original research and development (R&D). He also demonstrates effective technology transfer practices and provides technical assistance to Administration for Community Living/United States Department of Health and Human Services (ACL/DHHS), National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) technology grantees and NIDILRR grant applicants.
In 1993, he brought 20 years of invention evaluation, product development, and project management experience to the University at Buffalo's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer (T²RERC).
Over the years, Jim has led the T²RERC's Supply Push technology transfer program and created a corporate collaboration program through which the T²RERC partnered with Fortune 500 companies to improve the accessibility and usability of new mainstream products. He is a patent holder and serves as a technology transfer consultant to assistive technology inventors.