Dima Gazda is the CEO and founder of Esper Bionics which is a company that makes a prosthetic arm that gains abilities overtime with you. They plan to use this 'simple' neurotech solution to springboard them solve other larger neurotech problems.
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Top 3 Takeaways:
- We are building an ecosystem and will be building more products in addition to the robotic arm. Next will be a better user control system and then a robotic leg
- A physician can only add about 3000 patient-years of life but an engineer and entrepreneur can add millions because their inventions can impact more people
- Neurotechnology will be as big of a change for humanity as cars and computers were
0:30 Do you want to introduce yourself?
4:45 "So what is more difficult than a prosthetic arm that has many degrees of freedom?"
7:15 "Do you want to describe the device?"
8:30 "Does that improvement of control work only for a single user?"
10:30 How has the Russia-Ukraine conflict affected you as you are from Ukraine?
12:15 "Have you had any agreements with any governments like the Ukrainian government to recover injured soldiers?"
13:30 "What are some what are some of your biggest challenges?"
14:45 Iris Biomedical ad sponsorship
15:30 "Do you have any timelines?"
17:15 Do you want to talk about the number of lives improved by being an engineer versus being a physician?
22:00 What's the technology that would add a billion patient lives in the next 10 years?
29:00 "Is there anything that we didn't talk about that you wanted to mention?"