biopix/bsmith_200x200.jpg Bob Smith has a BSEE from the University of Washington and has worked in the biomedical industry for over 40 years. When he's not playing acoustic/audio monkey for his corporate master, he runs an acoustic lab, SoundSmith Labs. From time to time, he can also be found recording local musical talents.

The last 20 years he has spent developing acoustic research and audio engineering disciplines for Stryker/Physio-Control to improve speech intelligibility for medical device voice prompting and voice recording systems in noisy environments.

Bob has retired from his day job, and is now comparing several hardware and software acoustic / audio measurement systems to assess how much they vary and to the degree they converge on similar results.