Andrew joined Simplexity from the medical device industry, where he spent approximately a decade bringing a variety of respiratory products to market. His research and development experience includes haptic interface design, surgical robotics, medical device design, control system design, and firmware/algorithm development.
- Embedded control systems/Mechatronics
- Firmware/Algorithm development
- Medical Devices
- Respiratory Devices, Breas Medical Inc, Boston MA, 2014-2021
- Surgical Robotics, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, 2010-2014
- Haptic Interfaces, Immersion Inc, Montreal QC, 2008-2010
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Research focused on surgical robotics.
- PhD, Electrical Engineering, McGill University. Thesis focused on Haptics and Mechatronics
- MSc, Electrical Engineering, University of British Columbia. Thesis focused on Haptics and Surgery Simulation
- BSc, Mechanical Engineering with professional Internship, Queen’s University at Kingston. Thesis and coursework focused on aerospace and robotics.
Recognition / Awards
- Best Medical Robotics Paper, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2012
- Finalist for Best Medical Robotics Paper, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2011
- NSERC Post Doctoral Fellowship held at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, 2011-2013
- NSERC Industrial Research and Development Fellowship held at Immersion Inc, 2008 – 2010
- Adjustable Positive Airway Pressure Or Ventilation System, 2020/046929A1
- Positive Airway Pressure Sound Reduction Device, D 774,179
- Surgical Tool Having a Programmable Rotary Module For Providing Haptic Feedback 2013/0023,917
- Systems and Methods for Providing Programmable Deformable Surfaces 2012/0133,494
- Method and Apparatus for providing Haptic Feedback to non-input Locations 2010/0277,430
- Systems and Methods for Using Textures in Graphical User Interface Widgets 2010/0231,541
- Systems and Methods for Interfaces featuring Surface-Based Haptic Effects 2010/0231,539
- H Gosline, N. Vasilyev, A. Veeramani, M. Wu, G. Schmitz, R. Chen, V. Arabagi, P.del Nido, P.E. Dupont.. Metal MEMS Tools for Beating-heart Tissue Removal. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2012, Best Medic al Robotics Paper.
- H Gosline, N. Vasilyev, E. Butler, C. Folk, A. Cohen, R. Chen, N. Lang N, P. del Nido, P. Dupont. Percutaneous Intracardiac Beating-heart Surgery using Metal MEMS Tissue Approximation Tools. International Journal of Robotics Research: 31(9), 1081-1093, 2012.
- H Gosline, V. Hayward. Eddy Current Brakes for Haptic interfaces: Design, Optimization and Control. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics: 13(6), 1083-4435, 2008.
Interests / Obsessions
- Environmental Stewardship:
- Fix everything
- Convert to renewables
- Energy Efficiency
- Organic and local
- Plants, agriculture, gardening
- It’s math for your ears!
- Building stringed instruments
- Playing folk songs around the campfire (acoustic guitar)
- Rocking OUT (heavily distorted electric guitar)
- Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, Tennis, Yoga, Hiking, Paddleboarding, Swimming, Mountain biking
“I feel the need…… THE NEED FOR SPEED”
~ Maverick and Goose