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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.

Jun 28, 2021

Ulrich Hofmann is a Professor at the University of Freiburg in Germany working on some of the cutting edge and newest things in the field of neurotechnology.


Top Three Takeaways

  • The 8 micron limit for not causing a foreign body response might actually be closer to 1 micron
  • Magnetoelectric nanoparticles might be the solution towards getting to the dream of having a 0 dimensional neural probe
  • Neural Implants seem to activate those genes found in brain tumors


3:00 "You're working in Freiburg, which is bottom southwest corner of Germany, but I actually just found out that you don't live there. Where do you live?"

4:00 "Do you want to describe your work a little bit and how you've gotten into neural implants?"

6:30 "So do you want to talk a little bit about how, what you've been, what you've been up to the last few years, if you want to, the direction you're going?"

11:45 " What I was taught is below eight microns it's invisible to the body, but before the show started, you were saying, it actually might be one micron. Do you want to explain this a little bit?"

15:00 "So I want to go back to the transcriptomics, what have you been finding out?

19:45 "So deep brain stimulators, DBS has been around for decades. Wouldn't, we have seen it in something like that?"

21:00 "It seems like you've had a lot of transitions in your career and even now you seem to have these four or five-year sections and then you completely switch. Is that accurate?"

24:00 "So what did you tell the selection committee when you were becoming a professor, what was the purpose or what was the disease that you were trying to cure with that?"

31:00 "Is there anything that we didn't talk about that you wanted to mention?"