Bob Nichols

Electrical Engineer

  • Relevant Experience: 42 years

  • Education:
    B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Over 35 years of professsional engineering experience with specific medical device experience in the following areas:

  • Hardware/Software development
  • Oximeter
  • Vital signs monitor with oximeter, capnometer, non-invasive blood pressure, ECG, temperature
  • Invasive glucose monitor
  • Laser based real-time oxygen sensor
  • Anesthetic agent monitor
  • CO2 and N2O sensors
  • Sleep apnea monitor for home healthcare
  • Behind-the-Ear thermometer
  • Fundus eye camera
  • Ultrasonic and Power assisted liposuction device
  • Ultraviolet spectrometer
  • Red and Infared spectrometer

What’s the most interesting Medical Device project you’ve worked on and why?

Invasive glucose monitor because it used a Michelson interferometer, which is a fascinating device.

If you could work on any type of medical device project, what would it be and why would you want to work on it?

Non-invasive blood monitoring device that measures just about everything (think Star Trek medical tricorder).

What do you like about working at Tensentric?

The people and the variety of projects Tensentric works on.

What unique set of skills do you bring to Tensentric?

The ability to bridge the gap between hardware and software development. I work well in both areas and often see the best solution given the problem that is being addressed.

When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up?

My dad was an electrical engineer who worked on computers and I’ve always wanted to do what he did.