Tzu-Jen (Felix) Kao

PhD, Biomedical Engineer (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY) MS, Biomedical Engineer (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY) MS, Medicine (Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China) BS, Computer Science and Engineering (Tatung Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan)

Tzu-Jen (Felix) Kao maintains broad expertise in feasibility studies, conducting experiments, algorithm development, and clinical data analysis for bioelectronics and bioinstrumentation. His experience spans over eighteen years in developing reconstruction algorithms for noninvasive biomedical instrumentation, including impedance tomography, multiple model system design and phantom studies, and three years clinical research experience in cancer detection using a noninvasive bio-impedance technique. In 2009, Felix performed neuro-monitoring for more than 143 cases during neurosurgery in the operating room at a California hospital.  He has published over 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals in the area of electrical impedance, given more than 30 presentations at international and domestic conferences and reviewed more than 30 manuscripts for journal publications.

Recently, Felix conducted several healthy human volunteer subject studies for EIT lung function assessment and advanced respiration rate detection that removes motion artifact. He also assisted in preliminary patient studies using electrical impedance technology for pulmonary ventilation and perfusion detection in the ICU and NICU at Columbia Medical Center, NY and for hydration level detection at a dialysis center in the Albany area. He successfully reconstructed 3D ventilation and perfusion images, and the results were published and presented at the annual Pediatric Academic Society and American Thoracic Society 2016 conferences and at the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS).

  1. T-J. Kao, B. Amm, X. Wang, G. Boverman, D. Shoudy, J. Sabatini, J. Ashe, J. Newell, G. Saulnier, D. Isaacson, D. Davenport, “Real-time 3D electrical impedance imaging for ventilation and perfusion of the lung in lateral decubitus position,” Conference Proceedings–IEEE Engineering in Medice and Biology Society, 2014:1135-8. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6943795.

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