Ben Ver Steeg
Mr. Ver Steeg has over 20 years experience developing and commercializing optical technology for medical sensing and therapeutic applications. As a founder of TruTouch Technologies, he has led the successful launch of several generations of novel, noninvasive alcohol sensing products which have been used in multiple commercial and industrial settings. Prior to TruTouch, Ben oversaw the advanced R&D program for a Johnson and Johnson funded noninvasive optical sensor development effort which encompassed several applications including glucose sensing, cancer screening, and diabetes disease detection. Early in his career, Ben worked at Beckman Laser Institute on basic research in applications of lasers in tissue optics, including port wine stain birthmark removal and LASIK vision correction. Ben has been recognized as a Senior Member of the SPIE optical engineering society and has been published in over 12 peer-reviewed publications and 20 patents.