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  1. 1. Overview- MJDudziak – work in motion detect, haptics, med/healthcare apps, kinect-surface-et-al interfacesBased upon research projects including as PI (principal investigator) and co-PI, funded by NIH and DARPA, andsubsequently in the private sector, Martin has designed interactive and mobile systems for medical (surgical) andhealthcare (including post-operative monitoring, physical rehab, and disease management) applications. This hasincluded work on motion detection and translation into system commands, involving motion by both an end user and apatient under treatment. Dr. Dudziak has also engaged in research and development pertaining to IMRT (Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy), IMGT (Image-Guided Radiation Therapy) and robotic surgery with a focus on advancingthe fundamental human-machine interface, ease of learning and training, and fault-tolerance (“fail safe”) procedures inclinical operations. The medical focus has been upon two medically distinct areas which are very similar in engineeringrequirements and implementations: (a) thoracic including liver cancer detection and treatment, and (b) physicalrehabilitation for patients suffering from severe brain trauma. This has included use of such systems as the classicDaVinci robotic surgery system (Intuitive Surgical), a powerful haptic-empowered robotic surgery system (SOFIE), theAccuray CyberKnife, and the IMRIS system combining surgery with real-time MRI.This work led into early pre-release work with hardware and software from Microsoft and other vendors for the use ofmotion detection as an interactive process for both healthcare providers and patients. This included experimental workwith Kinect, Surface, Asus, Leap Motion and other technologies.The CIBI Initiative (2010 – 2012) was a project involving professionals from three companies, two medical practices, twohospitals and two universities for the design of tools that could take advantage of these emerging COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) technologies, including an emphasis on the training of nurses and technicians who are needed to assist inprocedures involving haptic and motion-detection interfaces. Early prototyping was done with Kinect for Xbox and LEGOMindStorm robots, the latter being a convenient substitute for otherwise unavailable and costly specialized equipment.Martin’s design strategy for these and other system designs has been to keep the end-user (physician, nurse, therapist,patient, patient assistant) at the center of attention within the architecture definition process and its subsequentimplementation and to ensure adaptability of the system to emerging new advances in commercial equipment.Among other current projects on which Martin is presently working, an adaptation of the earlier Kinect experiments isbeing applied to the 3D manipulation and fine-tuned control of remote instruments, using standard motion detectionhardware and software with a Surface display, providing the user the ability to treat the graphical objects on thatSurface as if they were located in 3D-space, in order to achieve movement-control along three axes (vertical as well as inthe horizontal xy-plane). This has direct application to training and practice in physical rehabilitation, for instance.MJDudziak martinjd@tetradyn.com +1-202-415-7295 Skype martindudziak