Otto Schmitt: A Father of Biomedical Engineering and Master Gadgeteer

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Abstract

Otto Schmitt was one of the early fathers of biomedical engineering. Besides inventing the Schmitt trigger, which most electrical engineers are familiar with, he developed many other instruments and made significant contributions to electrophysiology. He created an excellent vector cardiographic lead system (SVEC III). He conducted experiments on the effect of electromagnetic fields on the body. He chaired and served on many of the early committees involved with developing biomedical engineering and on the safety of electromagnetic fields. In his later years, biomimetics was a very strong interest. Schmitt gave many talks outlining what future activities the field should undertake.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3461-3463
Number of pages3
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume4
StatePublished - 2003
EventA New Beginning for Human Health: Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Sep 17 2003Sep 21 2003

Keywords

  • Otto Schmitt

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