September 23, 2020
Flip Sabes 2021-07-15 “The Future of Brain Interfacing”
The Future of Brain Interfacing
Flip Sabes, PhD
Starfish Neuroscience, Professor Emeritus, UCSF Department of Physiology
Brain interfacing holds immense promise, from the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders to controlling our mental state, from restoring lost sensory, motor or cognitive function to changing how we interact with the world around us. Academic research on such devices has made steady progress, but this progress has not yet translated into real world applications. Today, we’re seeing a new surge of industry investment in brain interfacing, from small lab-based startups to the worlds largest companies. This investment might mark an inflection point in the field, creating the momentum needed to go from promise to product. Here, I’ll present my view of present state of brain interfacing and the key challenges and opportunities, as seen through the lens of my earlier work at. UCSF and my more recent work in the startup world.