Here’s an Idea is Tech Briefs' original podcast series features the stories behind today’s most innovative technologies and the inventors responsible for creating them.
A New Minimally Invasive Approach to Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury affects 17,000 Americans and 700,000 people worldwide each year. Prognoses are often tragic and social costs exceed $2 million (U.S. and EU) in the first five years of
care. A research team at NeuroPair, Inc. won the Grand Prize in the 2023 Create the Future Design Contest for a revolutionary approach to spinal cord repair. Dr. Yohannes Dapprich, NeuroPair’s CEO and founder, discusses their groundbreaking approach that addresses a critical need in the medical field, offering a fast
and minimally invasive solution to a long-standing problem.
This is the last episode of Here’s an Idea. We will be back with a brand-new podcast series in 2024.
Human Factors in Drug Delivery
Patients are more likely to adhere to their treatment plans when drug-delivery devices are user-friendly. So, what can device developers do to ensure safety but also provide a positive user experience? Using human factors engineering, developers can design features to prevent errors and contribute to the successful use of the device.
On this episode of Here's an Idea™, talking Jeff Morang, Director of
Human Factors Engineering at BlackHägen Design, explains what designers need to know about human factors for combination
Powerful Sensors for the Eye
Advances in integrated microelectronics have enabled a revolution in ever smaller and more powerful medical sensors. One such use is for detecting pressure in the eye. InjectSense has invented an implantable sensor that detects direct dynamic pressure in the eye and transmits high-fidelity data from inside the eye of a patient to their physician.
On this episode of Here's an Idea™, Ariel Cao, founder and CEO of
InjectSense and Dave Fromm, chief operating officer and vice president of engineering at Promex, discuss this powerful sensor and how they are bringing it to market.
How AI is Changing Military Aircraft Maintenance and More
On Nov. 2nd, the Department of Defense (DoD) published its 2023 Data, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence Adoption Strategy, outlining how the agency will acquire and deploy AI-enabled systems in the future.
David Mazar, Vice President of Strategy and Growth, Spark
Cognition Government Systems is the guest on this episode of Here’s an Idea. Ahead of his participation as a panelist and speaker at the 2023 Dubai Air Show, he explains how his company’s AI-enabled digital maintenance tool is changing the way military aircraft are serviced. Mazar also provides some thoughts on how
the new DoD AI strategy will help accelerate the deployment of AI-enabled aerospace and defense systems in the future.
The Next Frontier in Neurology
Treatments for neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and other related neurological disorders often include invasive surgery to implant electrodes in specific brain regions to help control motor symptoms. But what if there were
technologies that offered minimally invasive options while improving patient outcomes and reducing costs?
On this episode of Here's an Idea™, Dave Rosa, CEO of NeuroOne,
discusses a system that has the potential for transformative improvement in neurosurgery.
Dr. Brendan Mulvaney Talks China’s Space and SATCOM Strategy
Ahead of his participation in the 2023 Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition, Dr. Brendan Mulvaney joins the podcast to discuss China’s latest military space and satellite technology related developments.
Dr. Mulvaney is the Director of the China Aerospace Studies Institute at National Defense University. He also served several tours in California, Iraq, Japan, and the Western Pacific. He served as the first Director of the Commandant’s Red Team, and supervised the implementation of Red Teaming in the Marine Corps.
He is one of the world’s leading experts on China’s military technology capabilities and development.
To learn more about his participation in Global MilSatCom next month, go to www.smgconferences.com/defence.
Great mix of eclectic topics, many covered at angles I had not heard before. The host also has the most soothing voice haha. Short episodes so very binge worthy. Definitely worth an add for any downtime.
Thoroughly enjoyed this podcast. Host did a great job of weaving the technical aspects of the episode with its applications to address everyday challenges in today’s world. Informative and interesting- a must listen.
Great podcast, one major issue
I love this new podcast, very informative and interesting. There is one huge issue with it keeping it from getting the 5 stars in my rating. That issue is the volume variance, Some speakers, or people (mainly the host), have a very low soft volume. Where as most guests has a much higher relative volume. So, you turn your volume up to be able to hear one speaker and then a split second later it cuts to another speaker and is bursting your eardrums. Headphone users especially beware until fixed.