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o-1 approval secured for dr. eran schenker, medical technology innovator

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg has secured an O-1 approval for Dr. Eran Schenker, who is unequivocally one of the world’s most acclaimed medical technology innovators.

Dr. Schenker received world-wide recognition from government organizations, world-renowned technology organizations and international events due to his astounding break-through innovations and technologies that would influence the medical industry for decades to come. 

Dr. Schenker holds a patent for the technology related to the current technologies that we enjoy today in wellness smart watches such as the FitBit, Microsoft Band, Samsung Gear and Apple Watch. 

His innovations in this arena lead to his creation of AMON, a first of its kind mobile smart watch, which is an advanced wearable, personal health system designed to monitor and to evaluate seven human vital signs including heart rate, heart rhythm, 2-lead ECG, blood pressure, O2 blood saturation, skin perspiration and body temperature. The device utilized advanced bio-sensors and gathered vital information, analyzed it and transmitted the data to a remote telemedicine center.

Dr. Schenker was also the Founder and Director of the Israel Aerospace Medicine Institute and he served as the Head of the Aerospace Medicine Research Center for the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies.  His work in aerospace medicine studies included conducting ground-breaking space research, including a study which led to the discovery that probiotics can be used in space to fight diminished immune systems in astronauts.

Dr. Schenker has also been honored by President Shimon Peres for his innovation of MedUAV – first unpiloted battlefield resupply and evacuation air MedEvac aircraft, where he was selected as one of 60 best innovations presented at the “Facing Tomorrow” exhibition, part of the Israel Presidential Conference 2008.  He is currently consultant to an international pharmaceutical company related to a combination therapy in fix dose one pill solution.

Dr. Schenker next endeavor is the “StreverMed” – medical stretcher, based on the MDT (Monitor Decide & Treat) core technology. The system combine wellbeing, health and medical Internet of Things (IoT) and the If This Then That (IFTTT) concept in a game changer concept for next 21 century medical stretcher.

In order to qualify for an O-1 visa which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field.

In addition, the individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets 3 of the 6 evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

For more than fifty six years, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International individuals and corporations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, and literary agents.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education and business to live and work in the United States, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at

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