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 Expert  108470

Expert in Medical Instrumentation, Therapeutic Devices, Tissue Ablation, Taser Safety


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Wisconsin (WI)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has developed the leading textbook in medical instrumentation (see Selected Publications) and has taught courses on the subject for 30 years. Through this activity he has acquired a broad knowledge of all types of medical devices and instruments. He does research on ablation to cure liver cancer and safety of Tasers.
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biomedical instrument

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bioinstrumentation

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biomedical diagnostic instrumentation

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biomedical engineering

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biomedical instrumentation

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medical equipment

Expert is knowledgeable of all types of sensors and their signal conditioning circuits (see Selected Publications). He has directed research on sensors to measure pressure and force using piezoresistivity and optical occlusion. He has also directed research on sensors to measure oxygen concentrations using both polarography and absorption spectroscopy.
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biomedical sensor

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pressure transducer

Expert has directed research on medical electrodes for monitoring biopotentials such as the ECG, EEG, EMG, and motion artifacts from their use on the skin. He has also directed research on tack, size, location, and number of electrodes for infant apnea monitors. He has studied stimulating electrodes for defibrillation and transcutaneous cardiac pacing and undesireable heating that occurs under electrosurgical dispersive electrodes. He has testified as an expert witness on design of transcutaneous cardiac pacing electrodes and transcutaneous defibrillator electrodes.
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medical electrode

Expert is knowledgeable of biomedical pressure sensors and has testified as an expert witness on the design of a disposable blood pressure sensor. This sensor used a piezoresistive chip sensor and was electrically isolated using a silicone polymer overcoat. Expert has directed research on measuring tissue pressure using piezoresistive strain gauges, conductive polymers, and optical occlusion. He edited a book on miniature pressure sensors (see Selected Publications).
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pressure sensor

Expert has an NIH grant to develop improved radio-frequency cardiac catheters for ablation and directs six graduate students on this research.
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electrophysiology catheter

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bioinstrumentation

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biomedical diagnostic instrumentation

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biomedical engineering

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biomedical instrumentation

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medical equipment

Expert directs research to reduce electromagnetic interference from electrosurgical units from causing interference in electrocardiographic monitoring.
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electrosurgical product

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pressure transducer

Expert has served as an expert witness in cases involving Tasers, pulse oximeters, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, an infrared ear thermometer, an infant apnea monitor, disposable defibrillator electrodes, a disposable blood pressure transducer, and an adaptive cardiac pacemaker that used a piezoelectric motion sensor to adjust the rate of the pacemaker to respond to physiologic needs.
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patent infringement

Expert has about 30 publications on ablation
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cardiac ablation


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Kenosha, Wisconsin;  Racine, Wisconsin;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Waukegan, Illinois;  Arlington Heights, Illinois;  and Schaumburg, Illinois.

Often requested
with this expert:

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Patent Analysis,...
Medical Device Total Quality
Biomedical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, R&D
Medical Device Product Development; Machine Design;...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   Ph.D.   Electrical Engineering   University of Rochester  
1965   M.S.   Electrical Engineering   University of Rochester  
1953   B.S.   Electrical Engineering   Cornell University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1967 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering

 

Expert does research in tissue ablation and Taser safety. He teaches medical instrumentation and medical device design.

1976 to 1980

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Biomedical Engineering Center

 

Director

 


1954 to 1963

 

IBM Corp., Mitre Corp., Radiation Inc., Boeing Co., and North American Aviation

 


 

Series of Engineering Positions

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a fellow of IEEE-EMBS, BMES, IOP, AAMI, AIMBE.

Professional Appointments

He is a former Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. He served on the NIH Surgery and Bioengineering Study Section.

Awards/Recognition

Expert is a Fellow of IEEE, ISA, AIMBE, and the Institute of Physics. He received the IEEE-EMBS Career Achievement Award and the AAMI Foundation Laufman-Greatbatch Prize.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 200 reviewed publications and 23 books.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Expert Wiley & Sons  
 - CRC Press  
 - Expert Wiley and Sons  
 - IOP Publishing  
 - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has served as an expert witness on Taser safety.
  • He served as an expert witness on electrosurgery.
  • Expert served as an expert witness on a pulse oximeter.
  • He served as an expert witness on an external defibrillator.
  • Expert has served as an expert witness on cardiac pacemakers.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Electrosurgical instrument design.
  • Expert in Data Processing and Analysis.
  • Heart rate expert expert for consulting on Heart Rate Monitoring.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has been retained, consulted, and prepared reports for several cases. He has also been deposed and testified. Additionally, he has been qualified as an expert several times. Most of the cases in which Expert has been involved have been related to patent infringement and product liability cases dealing with medical products but also Tasers.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Fake-Taser Stun Gun.
  • Expert in pulse oximeters for consulting on accuracy analysis issues.
  • Blood diagnostic assay test expert for consulting on Red Blood Cell Sedimentation Rate Analyzer.
  • Expert in apnea monitors for consulting on Smart monitor 2 failure.
  • Expert for consulting on defibrillator.
  • Expert in electrosurgical forceps for consulting on basic designs.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2011 to 2013   Saudi Arabia   Expert is a Highly Cited Researcher and visits King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah 3 weeks each year.
2001 to 2001   Cuba   He presented a tutorial course on medical devices and instrumentation.
2004 to 2004   Hong Kong   Expert presented a tutorial course on medical devices and instrumentation.
2004 to 2004   Malaysia   He presented a tutorial course on medical devices and instrumentation.
1992 to 1993   Singapore   Expert created a laboratory course in medical instrumentation for a university.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has presented a tutorial course on medical devices and instrumentation.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of medical instrument sensors and medical instrument design. He has access to the following resources: a sensor directory, personal files, a personal library, and on-line technical databases.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has directed research on the design of ECG amplifiers to minimize interference from electrosurgical units. He has redesigned systems to solve problems where interference from electrosurgical units caused malfunction of life-support equipment. Expert has also directed research on electric impedance methods of measuring cardiac output using spot electrodes and signal averaging methods and for measuring ventilation for use in infant apnea monitors. He studied electric impedance methods to measure arterial compliance to assess atherosclerosis. He edited a book on the use of electric impedance for imaging. He does research on ablation of liver cancer, and does research on Taser safety.


 

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