Michael Smith, BSEE, MSBME


Michael Smith has been involved in the use, design and manufacture of medical devices for more than 40 years.  His unique background, experience and interest in engineering and business-related matters make him well suited to accomplish a wide variety of tasks associated with engineering and business development issues related to the Pulse Flowmeter.  His responsibilities related to the Pulse Flowmeter have included: engineering oversight, addressing design issues related to device performance and use in the clinical setting, and solving problems relating to physiologic aspects of the measurements.


Prior to starting General Devices, Mr. Smith worked for 10 years as an aerospace engineer with the Bendix Corp where he gained essential insights into the design of high-reliability instrumentation and quality control.  He then worked for 13 years as the Director of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Englewood Hospital where he was exposed to a broad ranged of clinical instrumentation and was able to gain a firm understanding of the how such devices are used in the clinical setting. 

Founding General Devices ( in 1979, he has both designed and overseen the design of wide variety of medical devices including intra-cranial monitors, ventilators, remotely controlled defibrillators, electro-optical devices, telemedicine systems and a complete line of products addressing the needs of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Medicine, which his company has become a national leader in.  In addition to developing products for his company, he has worked with many other companies, both large and small, providing contract engineering and manufacturing services. 

Mr. Smith holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Biomedical Engineering and has been on the faculties of New Jersey Institute of Technology & Fairleigh Dickinson University.  In addition, he has been actively involved in educational activities, serving on the Advisory Boards of New Jersey Institute of Technology, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Bergen County Community College.  As founder and president of General Devices, he has over 25 years of business experience in the area of business and project management, as well as experience in designing, manufacturing, regulatory affairs and marketing and selling medical instruments.  In addition he has served on several standards committees of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation and the Technology Committee of the National Association of Emergency Medicine Physicians (NAEMSP) and has written innumerable articles for JEMS, Emergency, Carolina Fire Rescue, NEAMSP News and other journals relating to EMS and Emergency Medicine. He is currently serving as the CEO of General Devices.


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