When we think of neural prosthetics, we typically think of devices that enable patients to overcome a deficit in normal function after injury. However, Dr. Eric Leuthardt’s research is challenging us to rethink how humans interact with machines. What if repairing a deficit is just the beginning? What if we could use a neural interface to actually enhance human function? In my fascinating conversation with Dr. Leuthardt, we seek to answer those questions and discuss the future implications of his groundbreaking research.
This episode’s points of interest cover:
- Understanding Dr. Leuthardt’s current clinical practice
- How Dr. Leuthardt got involved in his field of research
- Dr. Leuthardt’s unique approach to BCI
- Using neural interfaces to enhance human function
- How Dr. Leuthardt’s theological background has shaped his research
- Blurring the lines between science fiction and reality
- Dr. Leuthardt’s advice for future innovators
- The most gratifying aspects of Dr. Leuthardt’s work
- The first FDA-approved Brain Computer Interface
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Maxwell Boakye, MD, MPH
Clinical Director, KSCIRC