Former NASA Astronaut and immediate past President of the American Telemedicine Association, Bernard A. Harris, Jr, MD, has joined Sensiotec Inc.
Online PR News – 30-October-2012 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta, GA, October 30, 2012 -- Former NASA Astronaut and immediate past President of the American Telemedicine Association, Bernard A. Harris, Jr, MD, has joined Sensiotec Inc. (www.sensiotec.com) as Chairman of its Advisory Board. Sensiotec, based in Atlanta, Georgia, has developed the Virtual Medical Assistant, the world’s first FDA-cleared non-contact cardiorespiratory monitor.
Dr. Harris is Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on medical informatics and technology. The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international organization advocating and promoting Telemedicine, particularly the use of advanced medical technologies. According to Dr. Harris, “I believe that Sensiotec is a leading innovator in novel monitoring technology that can make a real difference in the future of healthcare. I’m honored to chair of the Advisory Board and excited by Sensiotec’s future.” Founder and CEO Robert Arkin states, “Dr. Harris brings an enormous range of experience that will contribute greatly to Sensiotec’s success.”
The Virtual Medical Assistant is a dynamic, highly scalable, connected care solution that permits thousands of patients to be monitored simultaneously at a fraction of the cost of current medical device cardiorespiratory monitoring systems. Akin to Star Trek's Tricorder, the Virtual Medical Assistant eliminates leads that attach to the skin or sensors that require contact with the body or mattress. The Virtual Medical Assistant utilizes a proprietary technology platform developed by Sensiotec that harnesses Ultra-Wideband, a formerly classified military technology. Recently, Sensiotec received the 2012 Healthcare Heroes Award for Innovation.