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

May 29, 2017

In this long episode, Dr. Manfred Franke simplifies many of the concepts behind neural modulation as therapies for many ailments. These can range from phantom limb pain to organ control. He also talks about some of the tricks that are used in order to decrease pain sensations instead of using drugs. These same frequency...


May 22, 2017

Today's guest is Dr. Marco Santello who studies complex hand movements and how they are learned. This is especially useful in stroke victims to be able to help regain control of their limbs. In collaboration with the Mayo clinic, they noninvasively test patients to bring them back to...


May 15, 2017

In this episode, I personally went to meet Dr. Kevin Warwick in Prague for a personal interview. We talk about how he became the world's first cyborg when he implanted a RFID capsule in his arm in 1998. With this, he was able to control the smart doors in his building as well as to play a personalized greeting when he...


May 8, 2017

Dr. Memming Park is a researcher from Stony Brooke University in New York whose research is on the programming to decode neuronal activity read by neural interfaces. We talk about the limits of this code as well as what would be needed to improve it further.


May 1, 2017

Dr. Maria Asplund is a researcher in Freiburg, Germany who works mainly in PEDOT. She talks about the benefits of PEDOT as a coating for neural implants. It allows for functionalization of the surface as well as a better connection to brain cells. It has a porous surface as well as good conductance which means that you...