Gene Fridman

Gene Fridman

Dr. Gene Fridman is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University. His research is in the areas of bioinstrumentation and neural engineering. He is also the founder and president of Multisensor Diagnostics startup.

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Dr. Gene Fridman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and also in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His research is in the areas of bioinstrumentation and neural engineering.

In bioinstrumentation he is directing research toward developing a “tricorder”-like device, called the MouthLab that obtains many medical measurements in under a minute. The device is currently able to capture all vital signs, electrocardiogram, and pulse oximetry. The work is currently progressing toward obtaining non-invasive blood sugar level and biomarkers from saliva and breath.

In neural engineering he is directing the effort toward a safe direct current neural stimulator (SDCS). This device will enable neural prostheses to not only excite neurons but also to inhibit and modulate their sensitivity. Currently, commercially available neural prostheses are limited in their therapeutic applications because they can excite neurons but not efficiently inhibit them.

Dr. Fridman is a Biomedical and Electrical engineer. After receiving his Masters in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1995, he worked in the industry for five years as a software and systems engineer before deciding to engage in an academic career. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering specializing in neural recording and stimulation and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) from UCLA in 2006. Over the past 12 years he has held an on-going consulting relationship with several biomedical engineering companies in research and design of neural stimulation and recording devices. He contributed to research and development of retinal, cortical, cochlear, and vestibular implants.