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Steven ArmsSteven Arms

Steven W. Arms received his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Vermont in 1983. He is founder and former President of MicroStrain, Inc., a Vermont based manufacturer of micro-displacement sensors, miniaturized inertial sensors, and wireless sensing systems for tracking and reporting structural component loads and strains. He has been awarded 58 US patents, published over 25 journal articles, and contributed to over 50 abstracts in areas of advanced instrumentation, wireless sensing, and energy harvesting.

Mr. Arms resigned from MicroStrain in October of 2012 as Director of Sensing Systems for the Lord Corporation, which acquired MicroStrain in a successful asset transaction in September of 2012. He formed Swarms Ventures, LLC in 2013 to invest in exciting, fresh business opportunities - and then joined Peter Spector, M.D. of Visible Electrophysiology, LLC ( as Chief Executive Officer.

VisibleEP specializes in software that models the electrical behavior of the human heart for enhanced medical education, simulations, and research applications.

Mr. Arms serves on the board of advisors for UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), as well as the Vermont Technology Council. He has also served as an advisor to the Vermont Center for Emerging Technology (VCET), and Vermont Governor Shumlin's panel on advanced manufacturing initiatives for improved economic development and technical job training.

Business Affiliation: Visible Electrophysiology