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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.

Oct 5, 2020

Dr. Owen Phillips is the co-founder and CEO of Brainkey. Their mission is to “revolutionize brain health care by helping people access, understand, and benefit from advances in our understanding of the human brain”. Brainkey’s work allows patients to view their own MRI scans in 3-D while teaching them about the regions of the brain through an online platform. In this episode, Dr. Owen Phillips discusses how BrainKey develops 3-D MRI visualizations.  


Top three takeaways: 

  1. An MRI consists of photographic slices of your brain put together to produce an image. Brainkey takes these images and makes a 3-D model. 
  2. 3-D imaging allows for biometric data to be collected that could provide more information about neurological diseases. 
  3. Your brain age can be calculated through the MRI scans, giving patients data to track brain health.  



[0:00] Ladan introduces the episode and the guest, Dr. Owen Phillips.   


[2:30] Dr. Owen Phillips explains how Brainkey makes medical imaging friendly for the patient. 


[4:00]  By developing relationships with MRI centers, Brainkey can provide affordable MRI scans. 


[6:20] Repeated Brainkey MRI scans can allow patients to view how their brain has changed over time and check on their brain health. 


[8:30] As a HIPAA compliant company, they ensure that patient data is secure.  


[10:20] Aside from getting a 3-D visualization, you can also get a life-size 3-D print of your brain. 


[13:25] While many are still able to upload their MRI into Brainkey, COVID has made it difficult to provide MRI scans as easily.