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This podcast's purpose is to bring together the field of neuroprosthetics / brain machine interfaces / brain implants in an understandable conversation about the current topics and breakthroughs. We hope to replace needing to read scientific papers on new research in an easy to digest way. Then people can share thoughts or ideas to facilitate 'idea sex' to make the field of brain implants a smaller and more personal space

Mar 4, 2019

Jim Cavuoto runs Neurotech Reports where he seeks to educate the industry and public concerning neurotechnology and neuroprosthetics. Cavuoto studied at Case Western University as a biomedical engineering student and began writing about neurotechnology as an undergraduate student. His organization serves as an information source for four fields of neurotechnology: neuromodulation, neuroprosthetics, neurosensing, and neurorehabilitation; a yearly growth report and weekly newsletter is provided by Neurotech Reports. His website can be found at www.neurotechreports.com.

 

Top Three Takeaways:

  1. Neurotech Reports seeks to educate the field of neurotechnology to inspire innovation.
  2. Several very promising early stages of biotechnology are emerging, such as retinal implants.
  3. Neuromodulation for psychiatric needs have not been met and require more funding.

Show Notes:

[0:00] Ladan introduces his guest Jim Cavuoto from Neurotech Reports; he also invites listeners to the 2019 Bioelectronic Medicine Forum in New York. To register, follow the hyperlink or call (415) 546-1259. If you mention the Neural Implant Podcast Channel, you will receive a free ebook written by Jennifer French and published by Neurotech Press.

[1:50] Cavuoto introduces himself as running Neurotech Reports with Jennifer French (listen to her episode here) as partners; he describes the purpose of the organization as educating the neurotechnological field.

[5:10] They hope to leave people better about technological trends, government regulations, and reimbursement trends.

[6:20] Cavuoto describes his background from Case Western University where he wrote articles about technology in his undergraduate career.

[9:10] Cavuoto describes how Warren Grill brought him back to the biomedical engineering field after time away.

[10:45] He describes the difficulty associated with starting a company in September of 2001.

[13:45] Cavuoto describes several moments of excitement in the field that motivated development.

[15:45] The possibilities of treatment to spinal cord injuries are revealed and discussed.

[18:15] Several early stages of biotechnology offer promise to the future.

[19:15] Cavuoto predicts that the development of biotechnology will mirror Moore’s law in technological advances.

[20:45] Awareness and funding are still needed to drive biomedical engineering.

[22:45] Cavuoto explains how the amount of development in neurotechnology that cures disease and provides insight on brain activity.

[23:20] Bionic Pioneers is a true account that highlights the challenges and triumphs of 10 people who participated in trials of neurotechnology.