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Bryan J. Traughber, M.D. is the Director of Research and Development at Vidatak, LLC. He is also a co-founder of the company and the co-inventor of the EZ Communication Board.  Dr. Traughber is a clinician and researcher whom has published extensively in peer reviewed scientific journals in the areas of image guided therapy, drug delivery, and molecular imaging.  He is the inventor on multiple filed and issued patents and copyrights in the US and internationally.  He has over ten years research experience including such prestigious institutions as the National Institutes of Health and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes.

Lance Patak, M.D., MBA is the co-founder and current CEO and President of Vidatak, LLC. It was his passion for the communications needs of patients on mechanical ventilation that led him to invent and subsequently patent a communication device now known as the Vidatak EZ Board. Lance continued his education and focus on compassionate care, partnering with Dr. Traughber to refine and launch the Vidatak products. Now, while working at Seattle Children's Hospital in the Department of Anesthesiology, Dr. Patak’s current efforts are to continue expanding Vidatak globally, continue to partner with healthcare organizations to improve bedside practices and to improve overall quality patient care. Highly sought as a speaker, Dr. Patak presents his research findings and his unique processes for changing bedside practice whenever possible.

"When I most needed to communicate, I wasn't able to. I couldn't speak, and I couldn't make myself understood. Nor did I feel like I was being given the opportunity to perform as an individual. I felt like I was being judged by a different set of criteria for other patients. And, you know, that's natural. I am not an ordinary patient. I'm sure no one's an ordinary patient."