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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.

Nov 8, 2022

Jon Sakai is the Head of Commercialization at Cionic, a wearable neurostimulator sleeve for those with neuromuscular disease

***This podcast is sponsored by Iris Biomedical, check out their Neurotech Startup Services here***

Top 3 Takeaways:

  • "There isn't any individualized training that needs to happen. What needs to happen is the identification of which muscle groups need support and have those turned on and programmed in intensity appropriately."
  • "We were able to improve door sub selection and inversion in more than 90% of our participants."
  • "There's nothing like getting an appreciation for a problem like the acuity of a problem when you just watch someone for five minutes struggle with something that's probably unimaginable if it's a condition that you're not familiar with."

0:45 "Do you want to introduce yourself better than I just did?"

2:45 "There are algorithms that go behind it and it can actually predict how you're walking. How does that work?"

3:45 "Is there a learning process for the algorithms?"

5:00 "Do you guys use hydrogels as well? And how do you have gels inside of your leggings?"

5:45 Iris Biomedical ad sponsorship

6:30 "What kind of improvement is there?"

8:30 How can your algorithm predict the end of a walking cycle before it has started?

9:15 What was it like getting FDA approval?

9:45 What are the next steps for the company after raising your next round of funding?

10:30 How is this going to be sold? In clinics, prescriptions, or normal retail?

11:45 What is Head of Commercialization and how does one get that role?

14:45 "You guys have been around for four years. What do the next four years look like?"

16:30 "What are some big challenges that are facing?"

17:30 "If you had unlimited funding, what would you do?"

18:30 What is some career advice you have?

22:45 " Is there anything that we didn't talk about that you wanted to mention?"