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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.

May 24, 2021

Dr Warren Grill is a professor of biomedical engineering at duke university. He is the chief scientific officer of NDI medical LLC, Managing director of NDI Healthcare fund. He is the cofounder and chief scientific officer of Deep Brain innovations and Chief scientific advisor of SPR Theraputics.

His research interests are in neural engineering and neural prostheses including design and testing of electrodes and stimulation techniques, the electrical properties of tissues and cells, and computational neuroscience with applications in the restoration of bladder function, treatment of movement disorders with deep brain stimulation, and multi-joint limb movement. He has authored 250 peer-reviewed publications, and is an inventor on 54 issued patents.

 

2:15 "Do you want to talk a little bit about your work and how you've managed to publish 250 papers?"

 

4:45 "What do you think that's you're doing that there's a missing and what's the secret sauce?"

 

10:15 "How many people are in your lab?" 

 

12:00 "What is the thing that you believe that's maybe a little bit controversial in the field?"

 

15:15 "What are takeaways that you've had in your career about stimulation restoration and prosthetic control?"

 

24:00 Hear a bad joke that lands flat

 

24:30 "What is motivating you in this field? Why, especially neurotech?"

 

28:15 "How do you make sure applicable therapeutics and standards of practices transfer into the real world?"

 

32:15 "How do you balance those two things? Actually getting stuff done, actually getting things out to mass market without for lack of a better word, mental masturbation?"

 

 35:45 "What is the biggest challenge in your work?"