Entrant Profile

Randall Bardwell

Location: Lajolla, California United States

Company: Clinical Technology

Profession: Engineer/Designer

Inspired by: A few years ago, I picked up the phrase "Shibui" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibui) which is a Japanese term meaning, to quote Wikipedia, "Shibui objects appear to be simple overall but they include subtle details, such as textures, that balance simplicity with complexity." Innovative devices packed with tremendous capabilities housed in a sleek design that hides the complexity within.

That has been one of my driving forces. I have been an engineer, clinician, and patient and so I have a pretty well-rounded basis for my biomedical design. I have also been an amateur radio operator, maker, and musician for over 40 years and feel perfectly at home in either analog or digital RF or AF and use that peripheral knowledge of communications to design a very forward-looking communications complement to my projects.

For the last several years I have been working in Life Science R&D specifically with cloud-based data repository systems and predictive analytics. With my previous experience working in a hospital, and my product development experiences at some previous companies, I tend to prefer more pragmatic designs that provide diagnostic-quality data to provide the missing gap between novelty and utilitarian clinical devices. I am therefore somewhat inspired by hundreds of interactions with clinicians and medical device developers over the last three decades, but mostly by the memories of emergent situations where access to continuous patient data would have been priceless.