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Conversations on Bionics and Pain

This show is about engineering and medical developments related to bionics and pain, particularly the use of science and technology to restore function in the human body and alleviation of pain.

The episodes come in two formats. The most common are long interviews with established researchers about their work and the historical context in which it happened, such as the state-of-the-art at the time and the motivation behind it. The second format is shorter interviews with the authors of recent scientific articles about their findings.

In both formats, the guests will talk about their career paths, their views on current challenges in the field, and the opportunities ahead. We also talk about their views on science and the social aspects surrounding it, without shying away from controversial topics.

The target audience is students and professionals interested in pain, bionics, biomechatronics, neural engineering, computer-brain interfaces, biomedical engineering, and such topics in which medicine and engineering partner up.

The show is hosted by Dr. Max Ortiz Catalan, Ph.D., who is the Director of the Center for Bionics and Pain Research ( and known for his work on prosthetic limbs and phantom limb pain.

Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

Music by Dr. Enzo Mastinu

Art by David Martín Espinosa


A2 Somatosensory Plasticity | Prof. Sliman Bensmaia
Show Details51min 10s
2 Prof. Todd Kuiken | Targeted Muscle Reinnervation
Show Details1hr 3min
A1 Open-Source Bionic Leg | Prof. Elliott Rouse and Prof. Levi Hargrove
Show Details52min 59s
1 Prof. Gerald E. Loeb | Neuroprostheses
Show Details1hr 45min
Welcome to Conversations on Bionics and Pain
Show Details7min 41s