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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.

Aug 31, 2020

Richard Hanbury is the founder and CEO of Sana Health. Their device consists of a non-addictive mask and headphones that use stimulation to increase balance in the hemispheres of the brain. This leads to greater relaxation and can mitigate the effects of fibromyalgia, pain, anxiety, and depression. In this episode, Richard Hanbury discusses how Sana Health’s device can help users achieve relaxation. 

 

Top three takeaways: 

  1. The Sana Health sleep mask and headphones use pulses of light and sound to help users get better sleep.  
  2. By stimulating the left and right hemispheres of the brain to a balance, users can reach a deeply relaxed state. 
  3. The device is sold on the basis of monthly subscriptions, with users even being given a free one-month trial period. 

 

 

[0:00] Ladan introduces the episode and the guest, Richard Hanbury.  

 

[2:20] Hanbury discusses upcoming clinical trials that assess how this wellness device helps with pain, anxiety, and depression. 

 

[6:00] A difference is seen in the EEG of a long-term meditator compared to those who rarely meditate, which was useful in the development of this device. 

 

[9:00] People experiencing long time chronic pain or anxiety tend to have a hemispheric imbalance. 

  

[11:00] Using the theory of brain hemisphere balancing, there have been promising results in the treatment of opioid use disorder and fibromyalgia. 

 

[13:40] The focus of the company shifted from being a solely sleep based company to neuropathic pain remedies. 

 

[15:50] New clinical trials are being done for FDA approval of the device with a larger sampling size, which has shown great results thus far. 

 

[17:30] Users can gain access to the device through monthly subscriptions, making it affordable to a larger amount of people.