Phoenix Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor Project
Why Volunteer?


The Phoenix Project is a study group of the Twin Cities IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) to develop an ambulatory blood pressure monitor for the Halberg Chronobiology Center at the University of Minnesota. Our goal is to make a monitor that is inexpensive, unobtrusive, easy to use and collects a week of blood pressure measurements.

Phoenix is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the medical technology industry. You will work with a worldwide group of professionals from a broad range of disciplines making a significant impact on global health. We are already listed with leading search engines. For example, just enter the name of one of the Phoenix contributors and either "Blood Pressure" or "Phoenix" into a Google search window.

Our website is at We are looking for volunteers. Look at the "About Phoenix" page and its subpages, and the "Projects" page. Then browse through the other pages. The product is being developed as an open source project.

Participating in Phoenix is a great opportunity if any of the following describe you:

As a Phoenix engineer, your contributions will be very visible to companies within the medical technology industry. Every technology company needs talent and this is an opportunity to display your talent in a worthwhile, worldwide project. You need not make a full time investment. Whatever contribution you can make will be greatly appreciated.

As of January 16, 2007, our members include:

Curt McNamara 

Uri Spector

Steve Ehlscheid

Jon Moon

Dan Glumac

Chris Fuller

Bob Schlentz

El Nolley

Germaine Cornelissen

Franz Halberg

Jim Holte

David Lerner

Srilakshmi Bathina

Srikanta Lolluru

Mary Jo Rawson

Gary Steinkogler

Jay Rabel

Steve Stadler

Edward Palmer

Wu Jinyi

Yoshihiko Watanabe

John Gould

Neil Clark

Shawn McCutcheon

Chris Adams

Wayne Hochrein

Larry Beaty

Mike Tiller

Gerry Werth

Prasanga Lokuge

Andrei Khodak

Sashi Shanmugavelu

Max Cortner

Tom Renner

Dave Skramsted

Ralph Cardinal

Richie Huynh

Ryan Huynh

Venkat Mynampati

Kyle Thureen

William Cheng

Tim Toba

Michael Balow

Jon Sawyer

Trung Le

Norm Bayne

Dewayne Hillman

Dave Hendrickson

Alex Krasnopeev

Mike Callaghan

Zacchaeus Oyinloye

Jack Gordon

Larry Akre

Tom Stuart

Eph Sparrow

Brad Mennicke

Sandra Boetcher

Steven James

Bryan Brudevold

Mark Brudevold


This is an opportunity to contribute technically through learning and inventing, to contribute socially for the public good and mentor others, and to advance.

If you are interested, please send me an email to or just come to one of our meetings posted on our website.



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