Gabriel Aldaz
Director of Bay Area Office

Bay Area Office


    • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona
    • BA, Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona
    • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
    • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University


    • 9 issued patents and 1 pending patent, US and Europe. 
      • Hearing assistance device with a low-power mode (9,781,521)
      • External microphone array and hearing aid using it (9,510,112)
      • Mobile bluetooth device (9,113,287)
      • Hearing instrument comprising a divided wax filter (8,842,864)
      • Listening system comprising an alerting device and a listening device (8,760,284)
      • Method for operating a hearing system, hearing system and audio gateway devices (8,494,198)
      • Fluid reservoir connector (7,980,686)
      • Ink reservoir (7,887,166)
      • Digital wound assessment device and method (WO2016149632)
      • Voice recorder for use with hearing device (EP2605541A1)
    • Lead author on 2 peer-reviewed journal articles.
    • Scientific conferences (podium presentations and poster sessions).
    • Invited speaker at universities, US and Europe.
    • Design thinking workshop facilitator. 

Interests / Obsessions

    • Spending time with family and friends
    • Adventure
    • Travel
    • Sports (running, cycling, tennis, soccer)
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Bicycle touring
    • Cooking
    • Bottle cap collecting

Favorite Quote



    • New product design
    • Business development
    • Design thinking and creativity
    • Mechatronics (motors, sensors, circuits)
    • Start-ups
    • Programming (C, Java/Android, embedded systems, Matlab)
    • CAD (SolidWorks)


    • Design Engineer, Centre for Design Thinking, Oticon A/S
    • Co-Founder and President, SparkWorks Engineering
    • Design Engineer, Thayer Medical
    • Design Engineer, MTS Systems