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Healthcare Technology Group

Technology development and business plannning services for the biomedical instrumentation market

 

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Arthur E. Schulze, P.E.

Art Schulze is the President and Founder of Healthcare Technology Group. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a M.S. in biomedical sciences from The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. Mr. Schulze has been directly involved in the development of biomedical instrumentation for over 35 years. His experience has included equipment design for NASA's Project Skylab and various other space programs as well as engineering management and general management in various corporate structures.

While at Lovelace Scientific Resources (LSR), Mr. Schulze led technology forecasting and development activities involving emerging technologies in the fields of lasers, patient monitoring, and spectroscopy. Prior to joining LSR, he was president of Narco Bio-Systems, a manufacturer of biomedical research equipment. His earlier experience included direction of the design, development, and manufacturing of computer peripherals, voice synthesizers, and medical diagnostic products as General Manager for Texas Scientific Corporation. At Telecare, Inc, Mr. Schulze led the development of a complete line of emergency medical equipment, and at SCI Systems, Inc., he designed and supervised the design of equipment for automated indirect measurement of blood pressure, automated sleep monitoring, arrhythmia detection and biotelemetry.

A registered professional engineer, Schulze holds FCC communications licenses, six U.S. patents, is an active member of eight major professional organizations, and has written and published papers in biomedical electronics, microwave spectroscopy, waveform synthesis, and physiological data acquisition.


Mark A. Schulze, Ph.D.

Mark Schulze is the Vice President of Healthcare Technology Group. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and the B.A. degree in managerial studies from Rice University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and biomedical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Schulze has 10 years of experience developing imaging instruments and data analysis algorithms for them.  His experience includes developing several automated microscope systems for both medical and semiconductor inspection applications, designing signal conditioning hardware, analyzing satellite imagery, and researching image halftoning algorithms.

While at Perceptive Scientific Instruments, Inc. (PSI), Dr. Schulze performed NIH-sponsored research toward developing improved image analysis and automated microscopy for a line of products for cytogenetics laboratories, and he later led the development, quality assurance, and FDA compliance efforts at PSI.  At nLine Corporation in Austin, Dr. Schulze helped develop an automated holographic 3-D microscope for inspecting patterned semiconductor wafers.  He has also been involved in image processing and analysis algorithm research at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey and Landcare Research Ltd. in New Zealand.

Dr. Schulze is a registered Engineer-In-Training and is a member of IEEE and several engineering honor societies.  He has written and published papers about image processing and analysis for a variety of applications, including medical imaging, microscopy, satellite imaging, and halftoning.


Robert D. Dimmitt

Bob Dimmitt is a marketing consultant. He received an engineering degree from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois and a liberal arts degree from Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa. His experience includes marketing and management for Cooper LaserSonics' Cavitron Surgical Systems Division. He has held sales, marketing, and general management positions with several medical device manufacturers.

While at Cavitron, Mr. Dimmitt lead the "emerging technology" team that was responsible for forecasting trends in minimally invasive surgery. After leaving Cavitron, he founded LifeSounds, Inc., a distributor of carbon dioxide lasers and a variety of laparoscopic instruments.

He was instrumental in editing all of the laser operating and training manuals for an off- shore manufacturer of ultrasonic aspirators. At Narco Bio-Systems, Mr. Dimmitt wrote the specifications for several new medical devices as well as for changes to existing devices.