Role(s) in Healthcare Innovation:

Entrepreneur

About Me

Dr. David E. Flinchbaugh, has been involved with science and engineering throughout his career. He has a wealth of experience gained from his past positions starting with the I.B.M. Engineering Labs and Central Hudson Gas & Electric in New York. He earned degrees from Union College (B.S. in both Physics and Math) and the University of Connecticut (M.S., Ph.D.), plus teaching credits from Case Institute of Technology, and diplomas from Harvard University, Univ. of Colorado, and Florida Technological University. His multi-disciplined approach as an Atomic Physicist, strong background in optics, lasers, and sensors, as a Health Physicist, and as a registered Professional Electrical Engineer (FL & PA) has led him to create 262 inventions to date. The most significant of these are the 1960 Cesium-Ion LASER, for United Technologies Research Labs, the 1980 Remotely Operated Service Arm (ROSA), for Westinghouse and licensed to Mitsubishi, Siemens, and Toshiba, and the one he is most passionate about, his “UroCycler” Automatic Bladder Management System. An internationally known physician has called this invention “the most significant new product breakthrough for urology in seventy years”. The I.E.E.E. Orlando Section honored this 50-year member as 2010 “Entrepreneur of the Year”. In 1998 the Environmental Excellence Award. He is a Senior Member of the Florida Engineering Society, whose “Engineer of the Year Award” he received in 1984 at their National Engineer’s Week Banquet. In the years since 1985 he has been elected to the rank of “Fellow” of the I.E.E.E., of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers/ Robotics and Automation, of the Optical Society of America, and of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. He hosts the Inventor’s Council of Central Florida & instructs for the Red Cross, the Boy Scouts, Hugh O’Brien Youth League. David is married to his wife of 62 years, Heidi, and they have 4 children.

Interested in solutions for:

For myself and those I love

I am looking for healthcare innovations:

Fitness or Wellness Hard to Categorize Healthy Living