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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.

People can share thoughts or ideas to facilitate 'idea sex' to make the field of brain implants a smaller and more personal space.

Sep 7, 2020

Dr. Ivan Gligorijević is the co-founder and CEO of mBrainTrain, based in Serbia. Their main goal is to improve the quality of life of users through non-invasive electrode technology. In this episode, Dr. Ivan Gligorijević discusses how mBrainTrain is producing a mobile EEG device. 

 

Top three takeaways: 

  1. The headphone design of the device makes it easy to use in everyday conditions. 
  2. Through this methodology of data collection, there is no invasiveness or risk to the individual.   
  3. The goal of the device is to help users gain back their time and life through the optimization of their mental state.  

 

 

[0:00] Ladan introduces the episode and the guest, Dr. Ivan Gligorijević.  

 

[2:10] Gligorijević explains how the headphone device is suitable for recording brain activity in everyday conditions. 

 

[4:30] With the EEG data obtained in the headset, more can be learned about a person’s mental workload, focus, and even quantification of stress. 

 

[8:00] The device consists of electrodes at the ears and top of the headphone to extract part of the EEG. 

 

[10:30] Gligorijević emphasizes the importance of scientific studies confirming the positive effects and strategies of similar headphone devices. 

 

[12:40] Being based in Serbia, it can be difficult to gain funding but the mBrainTrain team received a grant in 2014. 

 

[15:50] The future direction for the company is to bring EEG to everyday people and have it be viewed as a new type of interface. 

 

[17:40] mBrainTrain firmly believes that having technology that is scientifically proven to work through research is necessary.