Jan. 12, 2023

Med Tech Talks Ep. 69: Sidney Collin Pt. 1

Med Tech Talks Ep. 69: Sidney Collin Pt. 1

Tricking the brain via audio-visual cues to make it send signals via a different set of neurons and make the body move a certain way. Sounds a lot like hypnosis, doesn’t it? Well it might not be hypnosis, but it does help a lot of people with deg...


Tricking the brain via audio-visual cues to make it send signals via a different set of neurons and make the body move a certain way. Sounds a lot like hypnosis, doesn’t it? Well it might not be hypnosis, but it does help a lot of people with degenerative motor-neuron diseases to move with ease.

 

On the latest episode of Med Tech Talks with Sidney Collin, CEO and co-founder of De Oro Devices, we chat at length about De Oro, what it does, and the inspiration behind it. Sidney tells us how a simple technology using audio-visual signals has been helping people with Parkinson’s move more comfortably and lead a less dependent life.

 

 

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Timestamps:

01:15-02:35 - California rolls? Texas barbeque? For Sidney, it’s tacos that seal the deal.

02:35-05:00 - Making progress, moving forward in leaps and bounds; Sidney tells us what’s new with De Oro.

05:01-07:40 - Explaining De Oro’s work to a five-year-old: Sidney’s pitch.

07:41-10:20 - Sidney explains the what, where and how of De Oro Devices’ working, and how their targeting mechanism actually works inside the brain.

10:22-12:04 - The motivation behind De Oro, and how it is bringing a change in the lives of people with motor-neuron disorders.

12:05-15:36 - Sidney’s experience and learnings from her days in ballet, and the routine she has since followed thereon.

15:40-20:40 - Slow-progressing incremental growth, or industry disruption; what Sidney thinks about the impact of the advancements in her field of work specifically.

20:40-22:50 - Regular trial and testing, community feedback, and other mechanisms behind the manufacturing of De Oro devices.

22:50-25:52 - Meeting Jack Brill, his influence over Sidney, and how his experience as a Parkinson’s patient himself has helped Sidney in developing De Oro Devices over the years.