Dr. Gracovetsky graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1968 in nuclear physics and earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (Canada) in 1970. He went on a tenured faculty at Concordia University in Montreal (Canada) for 27 years. His main interests varied from the control of paper machines, the analysis of the injury process experienced by military jet pilots during emergency ejection, the study of the human spine, the study of the reasoning process of physicians making a diagnosis for lower back pain and various other related (and unrelated) topics.
In addition, he founded and controlled four technological companies developing products in the field of measurement and the function of the spine. These companies exploited the concept of the spine as being the primary engine driving the pelvis during gait. The technique has been used on over 500,000 patients in many countries.
Dr. Gracovetsky holds 22 patents, has written a few dozen papers and some books and has presented at a few hundred conferences. Upon retiring as emeritus professor, he went on to buy a clarinet and registered as a music student at his University in Jazz Studies. His most recent acquisition was a Bb tenor saxophone. But his best achievement was to marry his teenage sweetheart and stay with her for 55 years and counting.
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