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:
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?"