Wouter Serdijn (TU Delft)
The medicine of the future you’ll need to take only once, and it’s a bioelectronic one
The 21st century will be the century in which we will unravel the intricacies of the brain and the rest of our nervous system and in which we will learn how to interact with our electrochemical mainframe better by means of electricity. Tiny electronic devices will give us back lost senses, bypass lesions and treat an unprecedented range of brain disorders, thereby bringing back quality of life to the deaf, the blind, the paralyzed and the deranged.
This talk will address how these ‘electroceuticals’ do this, what they look like and which future developments are needed to make them a reality. We will discuss their constraints on size, their energy challenge, their adherence to the body and their security aspects. We will also discuss how to make them truly personalized, so that they gracefully adapt to your therapeutic needs and you truly will feel better.Download slides