“I have a machine shop at house,” Perry said. “I would see a need and think about, build a prototype and test it and then talk to people in the field, file a patent and come up with a business plan.”
But he plans to continue his medical career, while continuing to craft devices that help patients, doctors and emergency responders.
“You need the practice in order to see what the needs are,” he said. “You can't just sit in a lab and think about what problems of the world are.
“I got into this to do the whole medicine side,” he said. “I enjoy solving problems, but it's really the patient care that drew me to medicine.”