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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.

Oct 16, 2023

Dr Eric Daniel Glowacki is a research group leader at the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) located in Brno, Czech Republic. There he studies neural implant fabrication and materials specializing in silicon, parylene, and polyimide devices. He has also started to designs and fabricate devices on a contract basis for other research groups and companies.

And, his institute is the one that has been recently sponsoring the podcast!

This podcast is sponsored by CEITEC Nano, check out their Neurotech Device Manufacturing Capabilities here

Top 3 Takeaways:

  • "You can just buy stuff on the internet very simple red LED arrays. So you don't have to bother with aiming because you just put this this light source roughly over the area of interest and, and you can hit the target without having to try very hard."
  • "Most of the time we're pretty fast. If someone sends us a design we can print photo masks in a day or two. That's the slowest step."

  • "And it turns out that the beat frequency can actually stimulate neurons. So you can use these high frequency carrier waves to get in. And then use this constructive interference to actually stimulate to stimulate excitable tissue."

1:15 "Mr. Sponsor, do you want to, do you want to talk about you yourself? What your institute does?"

3:00 "Photovoltaic, transcutaneous neurostimulation. What are the details of that? "

5:15 "How does this compare to other wireless ultrasonics, magnetics, anything else?"

8:15 "What kind of light density would you need?"

9:15 What was your career arc?

12:00 Do you want to talk about Polyimide, Paryle and these other materials?

16:15 CEITEC Nano Ad Sponsorship

17:00 "Talk about your services a little bit"

19:15 What does the contracting process look like if someone wants you to make them devices?

21:45 "Can you talk about the price differences?"

23:30 "Have you thought about opening it up to neurotech companies?" 

25:30 Do you want to talk about your success despite you having moved around to many institutes?

28:00 "What do you see as the future of neurotech?"

32:15 "Is there anything that we didn't talk about that you wanted to mention?"