Mr. Wilber is a well-established inventor and entrepreneur with 12 US patents
Including two for the first commercially viable pulse oximeter. According to a Wikipedia article accessed in July, 2012,“Because the pulse oximeter is now used in almost all areas of hospital care and related fields, Mr. Wilber’s invention is recognized as one of the ten most valuable medical devices of the 20th century.”
His other patents cover inventions in the fields of laser gyroscopes, optical character recognition and influence of mind detection, as well as five issued patents for true random number generators and generation methods. Mr. Wilber also co-authored several articles published in major scientific journals such as Physical Review B, Journal of the Electrochemical Society and Inorganic Syntheses.
One of the first pulse oximeters – still functional today. Manufactured in June, 1981, by Bioximetry Technology, Inc., the company co-founded by Mr. Wilber.