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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 31, 2021

Dr Silvestro Micera is a professor at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland focusing on developing neural interface implantations in patients.

In particular, the following research fields are currently investigated:

  1. robotic systems for neurorehabilitation
  2. experiments for the investigation of neural control of movement
  3. development of neural interfaces with the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS).
  4. development of hybrid neuro-prosthetic systems


1:15 “Do you want to explain your work?”

2:25 “You guys are very much into the compliant implants…do you wanna explain that a little bit?”

3:15 “You've worked in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Is there one that needs to be more compliant is the one that it needs to be softer?”

6:00 “One of your interests is a hybrid neuroprosthetic systems. Can you explain this? What is this?”

9:15 “one of the papers that you recently published actually was talking about enhancing the body with extra hands or fingers. Do you want to talk about this? And if this overloads the brain, that, do you want to talk about this?”

15:45 “do you have a favorite paper that you want to explain?”

21:45 “So that was your favorite paper. What about your, is that different than your most popular paper?”

23:00 “why did you get into this field?”

26:00 “What are your biggest challenges right now in your research?”

28:45 “And then you're doing this translational work. You're more that the process or the procedure and having that go into the clinic, how does that work?”

33:15 “I know the process a little bit in the U S is it different in Switzerland? This translational work?”

36:45 “Is there anything that we didn't talk about that you wanted to mention?”