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Robert Bornn
Robert Bornn
P.O. Box 2443
Vashon Island, WA  98070
(206) 463-9283


Created more than a dozen inventions with five patents granted and others pending during three decades as an inventor.  Founded five R&D companies and directed the research and development of their proprietary medical monitors.  Established two nonprofit scientific research organizations.


LifeSense, LLC 
Founder and President 

Founded company to research and develop his invention, the LifeSense™  personal monitor (for stroke and falls) as well as a number of other proprietary products and services for stroke prevention, education, rehabilitation, and support.  He was responsible for the company’s primary vision, intellectual property creation, market analysis, strategic planning, team-building, and fund-raising.   LifeSense, LLC acquired the assets of Advanced Input Products, LLC (also founded by him) including all of its intellectual property.

Advanced Input Products, LLC
Founder and President 

Founded company; invented and developed TopHat™, HiBrow™, and other ergonomic input devices.

LifeSense, Inc.
Founder and President 

Founded company; invented and developed vital signs ambulatory monitoring system.

Genesis Laboratories, Inc.
Founder and President

Established scientific research company to investigate various mechanisms to utilize induced moderate hypothermia for medical purposes. 

Genesis Research Project, Principal Investigator

Convened "think tank" re human hibernation. 

Somnus Corporation 
Founder and President 

Founded initially to provide services to sleep disorders centers, and sleep health information to the public. In 1990 he refocused the company on medical monitors. 

Advanced Medical Technologies, Inc.
Founder and President 
(no relation to Somnus Medical Technologies)

Founded company and raised capital to research, develop, patent, and license the NightWatch™ sleep recording and assessment system. Organized and managed professional team in product research and development, clinical trials, and FDA approval.

Independent Affiliate and Staff Research Associate, Psychophysiology Research Laboratory
Langely Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute University of California San Francisco 

Investigated mechanisms of sleep and cardiovascular concomitants of dreaming. Secured funding from corporate sponsor to examine effects of flotation tank environments on the quality of sleep. Directed sleep research project including: protocol design; rigorous analysis of biohazards; design and implementaton of safety protocols; development of innovative underwater electrophysiological recording techniques; subject recruitment and analysis of subject data.



  1) NightWatch™ ambulatory sleep recording and assessment system

  2) R-BAND™ respiratory sensor band

  3) SafeWatch cardiorespiratory alert system

  4) SleepLine sleep information audiotext program

  5) TopHat™, Companion™, and HiBrow™ input devices 

  6) NeuroWear™ hands-free command technology

  7) NeuroCom™ hands-free controller engine

  8) NeuroWave™ hands-free, brain wave-operated controllers

  9) LifeSense™ personal monitors (for cardiac and respiratory events as well as stroke and falls) 

10) LifeSizer Personal Trainer™ activity monitor



1) U.S. Patent No. 4,784,162 (issued November 15, 1988): “Portable, Multi-Channel, Physiological Data Monitoring System”  (I)

2) U.S. Patent No. 4,827,943 (issued May 9, 1989): “Portable, Multi-Channel, Physiological Data Monitoring System”  (II) 

3) U.S. Patent No. 5,348,008 (issued September 20, 1994): “Cardiorespiratory Alert System”

4) U.S. Patent No. 5,353,793 (issued October 11, 1994):  “Sensor Apparatus” 

5) U.S. Patent No. 5,564,429 (issued October 15, 1996) “Method of Identifying Valid Signal-Carrying Channels in a Cardiorespiratory Alert System” 



Exhibit at San Francisco Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA.
(computing for special needs) 

Built and exhibited Biosis, a multi-channel biofeedback system for neuromuscular rehabilitation and stress reduction. 

Exhibit for Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City
(Contemplation Environments) 

Built and exhibited a free-form fabric and acrylic environment in which people were totally “immersed” and all lighting and sound were controlled by the visitors’ heart beats, respiration, and galvanic skin response. 


  • Artist and owner of Insculpta Art and Environments.  More than thirty years creating art and environments for private and commercial clients. 

  • Forty years as a hand drummer, percussionist, and recording artist.  Artistic and founding director of performing and recording group, DIAJ (Drummers in a Jam).

  • Professionally mentors other entrepreneurs and inventors. (




    B.A., Psychology, 1971
    Fordham University, New York, NY

    Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY                                                                 Revised 01/24/12 

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