B. Bo Sramek, Ph.D., the President of BoMed, defected
from the communist Czechoslovakia to the US in 1964.
There he worked as a computer scientist at the
Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences - The Research
Institute of Mathematical Machines. After working for
several computer companies in Arizona and California, he
transferred his electronics and computer knowledge into
the medical field. In the 80's, he became a major
contributor in development of the technology of
Thoracic Electrical Bioimpedance (TEB),
sometimes called the Impedance Cardiography (ICG), into
a clinically accurate and acceptable technology for continuous, noninvasive measurement
of global blood flow (Cardiac Output and Stroke Volume) and the left-ventricular performance parameters. His
technology contributions were done at a company he
founded in 1980 and which became CardioDynamics Int'l Corporation (CDIC), in 1993.
Dr. Sramek received his
Ph.D. in Bionics in 1991.
After leaving CDIC in 1993, Dr. Sramek switched his
scope of interest from technology development into
cardiovascular physiology research. His primary
specialty became the biomechanics of the
cardiovascular system and, specifically, the
systemic hemodynamics and oxygen transport dynamics.
He has formulated the novel, revolutionary concepts of
per-beat hemodynamics and hemodynamic management.
In 1994, he founded
HEMO SAPIENS INC. - a company devoted to
development of noninvasive computerized systems for hemodynamic
assessment, monitoring and management (HOTMAN®
System) - and stayed as its President till sale of the
Company in 2008. He founded BoMed Inc.
in 2009 as a TEB device design and hemodynamic
management consulting company.
1994, Dr. Sramek also founded the
Hemodynamic Society, and has been its Chairman. He became the Visiting Professor
of Biomechanics at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic in 1995
and was a co-editor of a textbook "Biomechanics of the Cardiovascular
System." In 2000, he authored
medical textbook "Systemic Hemodynamics and
Dr. Sramek lectures at medical conferences around the world.