Wouter Serdijn at Crossing Borders Festival in The Hague, Nov. 12, 13:00 hrs

The 21st century will be the century in which we will unravel the intricacies of the brain and in which we will use electricity to interact with our electro-chemical mainframe better. At Border Sessions

Example of an electroceutical: a cochlear implant. Today, more than 250,000 people have cochlear implants worldwide.

Wouter Serdijn will explain how electroceuticals, the electronic counterparts of pharmaceuticals, can help to successfully treat neurological disorders. Further, he will sketch a technological avenue of their future development by making electroceuticals smaller, more energy efficient and more intelligent. Examples will be given for fully-implantable bionic ears and neurostimulators for the treatment of tinnitus, Tourette’s syndrome and epilepsy.

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