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Neural Implant podcast - the people behind Brain-Machine Interface revolutions

Release Date: 09/05/2023

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Neural Implant podcast - the people behind Brain-Machine Interface revolutions

partners with Neuromodulation Device company Owners, Leaders, and Investors across the US & Europe to source the talent they need in order to succeed with Hanison Green Ltd. ***This podcast is sponsored by Iris Biomedical, check out their Neurotech Startup Services Top 3 Takeaways:  Sometimes it's better to not hire somebody but rather have a part-time position or even have them work for free in exchange for shares or honor "The main challenge any company will find when looking to grow their business is the best people tend to be working in jobs that they quite like....

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Neural Implant podcast - the people behind Brain-Machine Interface revolutions

is the CEO of which is a wearable ultrasound noninvasive therapy especially for suppressing chronic inflammation and pain signals. ***This podcast is sponsored by Iris Biomedical, check out their Neurotech Startup Services Top 3 Takeaways:  "We're going to use a disposable coupling component that a patient uses to adhere this and couple it to the body for 18 minutes while they remain in a reasonably sedentary condition. They would do that once a day." "The cost of the healthcare system is often between one to $200,000 per year for patients that take biologics like Enbrel. So that's a...

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Neural Implant podcast - the people behind Brain-Machine Interface revolutions

is the cofounder and managing partner at where they find people, money and insight for MedTech startup companies. Giovanni comes on a second time to talk about how to find investment for neurotech startups ***This podcast is sponsored by Iris Biomedical, check out their Neurotech Startup Services Top 3 Takeaways: "If you take bad money it could really ruin a company. Good money simplistically saying is- You find an investor who really knows how to add value to your company beyond simply writing you a check." "An investible story from the eyes of an investor is number one. And number two,...

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Neural Implant podcast - the people behind Brain-Machine Interface revolutions

is an author, researcher, and speaker who is the author of "" which is a book about medical decision making. She talks about the data generated from neuro devices and what patients can do with it. ***This podcast is sponsored by Ripple Neuro, check out their Neuroscience Research Tools Top 3 Takeaways: There is an opportunity to turn data generated by neuro medical devices into insights that are easy to digest "free, the data, free the data! And I was thinking - to whom? And what are they going to do with it? It's like someone delivering boxes upon boxes of papers to your front door. And...

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is a senior scientist working at the Allen Institute working on large-scale electrophysiology using tools like the Neuropixels probe. He is also heavily involved in the design and distribution of which is an open-source electrophysiology tool. ***This podcast is sponsored by Ripple Neuro, check out their Neuroscience Research Tools Top three takeaways: "The dark matter problem is where the number of cells that we record is almost always less than the number of cells that we actually know to be in the tissue around the electrodes. This could be because there are neurons near the...

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Neural Implant podcast - the people behind Brain-Machine Interface revolutions

is a return guest on the show and he is the Associate Director of the Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership (CCTRP) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He is currently putting together the second The deadline to submit is June 30th. ***This podcast is sponsored by Iris Biomedical, check out their Neurotech Startup Services Top 3 Takeaways: "The application deadline is June 30th and applications are open now. The workshop itself is September 22nd to 25th in-person here in Cleveland and the workshop is free to students. We provide you...

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is the galactic head of admonishment and also executive vice president of data science at . There they do contract work for machine learning in neuroscience and neurotech.  ***This podcast is sponsored by Iris Biomedical, check out their Neurotech Startup Services  Top 3 Takeaways: "One of the arguments I've often made is that it isn't only the hardware that holds us back. It is the software. When the software reaches a level of sophistication, suddenly the hardware is orders of magnitude more impactful." "Clearly we have learned how to understand patterns. We call these latent...

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is the CEO and founder of which is an AI Platform for collecting data from the brain using eye movements. ***This podcast is sponsored by Iris Biomedical, check out their Neurotech Startup Services Top 3 Takeaways: "There wasn't any significant innovation in the eye tracking technology for the last 15 years. And we thought that if we use modern computer vision and image processing techniques, we could make it much more accessible and easy to use, which in turn would open up new applications and create whole new industries." "We've just launched in the United States. The Communication...

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Neural Implant podcast - the people behind Brain-Machine Interface revolutions

is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology at Stanford University. His research has focused on understanding the spatiotemporal patterns of electrical activity in the retina that convey visual information to the brain, and their origins in retinal circuitry, using large-scale multi-electrode recordings. His ongoing work now focuses on using basic science knowledge along with electrical stimulation to develop a novel high-fidelity artificial retina for treating incurable blindness. ***This podcast is sponsored by Ripple Neuro, check out their Neuroscience Research Tools Top 3 Takeaways:...

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is the host of the which talks about Medtech Device industry. They talk about the success storiies, advice, pitfalls, trends and more. Duane also helps run which accelerates medical technology to improve patient lives. Finally, Duane and Giovanni Lauricella have started the about how to raise money for medtech companies. Top 3 Takeways: "Actually defining the problem too is a big issue. And it's something that I didn't really realize was an issue. They're asking questions that are going to validate their problem rather than actually going out and doing some in-depth research. Is this...

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The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich’s Robert Reiner was one of the key figures to
initiate the Cybathlon in 2016. The Cybathlon is a unique event in the development of every-
day assistive devices in which people living with various disabilities compete while using the
latest developments. There are six disciplines from advanced wheelchairs to FES cycling. Florian
Haufe, a PhD candidate in Dr. Reiner’s lab, fills us in a little more about this premiere event and
what the expect in the 2020 competition.

Takeaways:
1. Showcase of technology for people with disabilities in the spirit of competitive sport.
2. Competitive challenges center around tasks for people with physical impairments in
every-day life and the use of assistive technology.


[0:00] Ladan introduces the episode and joins the conversation with Florian Haufe and Jen
French at RehabWeek 2019.
[1:16] Haufe tells about how he became involved in the Cybathlon and what the event is about.
[2:09} Discussion of the different competitive disciplines at the event and the tasks in the
competition highlighted the exoskeleton discipline.
[3:31] Haufe explains the scoring technique for the disciplines.
[3:51] Haufe further describes the initial event that took place in Zurich in 2016 with
competitors from academia and industry. There were 6 disciplines and over 5000 attendees.
[5:40] What makes up the team is the pilot or end user/athlete along with a technical team that
can range from students to licensed engineers to hobbyists.
[7:10] Haufe describes the overall goal of the event. Giving people with impairments a platform
for the use of assistive devices in the spirit of competition, allow technology developers to
show what their latest inventions can do and increase public awareness are the goals of the
event.
[9:24} Here are the details about the 2020 event and how to get involved. Go to
https://cybathlon.ethz.ch/cybathlon-2020.html