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Wouter Serdijn

Wouter A. Serdijn is the head of the Section Bioelectronics at Delft University of Technology. He is fascinated by the electrical properties of the human body and works on "electroceuticals", wearable and implantable medical technology for monitoring and treatment of neural, cardiac and muscular disorders by means of electricity.

Border Sessions 2014 - Wed, 12 Nov 2014

The future of implantable technology.
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 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.