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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Apr 24, 2023

What if you could help revolutionize how we care for people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)? Mohammad Sahal, with his unique blend of computer science and neuroscience expertise, is doing just that! Join us for the third episode of the BCI Award Neurocareers podcast series as we take a deep dive to learn how the non-invasive, low-cost, portable neuroergonomic BCI system is transforming the way we care for ALS patients. Discover how custom augmented reality displays are helping patients improve their quality of life from the comfort of their own homes and how this technology is breaking down barriers and revolutionizing healthcare!

Join us as we continue exploring the fascinating world of neurotech and focus on the project "A Neuroergonomic BCI with Custom Augmented Reality Display Targeting Continuous At-home Use for People Living with ALS," developed by Sahal and his team, which was nominated for the International Annual BCI Award 2021. Sahal also shares his advice for early career development in the neurotech field and suggests how to submit a successful BCI Award project.

This podcast is brought to you through the partnership between Dr. Christoph Guger at g.tec medical engineering GmbH and Neurocareers podcast host Milena Korostenskaja, PhD at The Institute of Neuroapproaches.

So why wait? Listen now and be a part of the neurotech revolution that is transforming lives! Join the revolution by submitting your project for BCI award:

About the Podcast Guest:

Mohammad Sahal is a tech wizard with a heart for healthcare! With a degree in computer science and minors in neuroscience and mathematics, Mohammad is a triple threat when it comes to developing innovative solutions that merge the worlds of technology and healthcare. He works at Microsoft on the Azure Networking team, focusing on the Web Access Firewall and Content Delivery Network services.

But Mohammad's true passion lies in using his expertise to positively impact people's lives. During his time at Drexel University, he led efforts to develop Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) systems for individuals with ALS and other motor neuron diseases (MNDs) - talk about using your skills for good! The project aimed to create a non-invasive, low-cost, portable system that could be used in the comfort of the patients' homes.

Mohammad's innovative project has gained recognition in the neurotech community, with his team's project even being nominated for the International Annual BCI Award 2021. With a passion for innovation and a heart for helping others, Mohammad quickly becomes a rising star in the neurotech field.

So if you're looking for a tech wizard with a heart of gold, look no further than Mohammad Sahal!

Connect with Mohammad Sahal on LinkedIn:

About the Podcast Host:

The Neurocareers podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches ( and its founder, Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D. (Dr. K), a neuroscience educator, research consultant, and career coach for students and recent graduates in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As a professional coach with a background in the field, Dr. K understands the unique challenges and opportunities facing students in this field and can provide personalized coaching and support to help you succeed.

Here's what you'll get with one-on-one coaching sessions from Dr. K:

  • Identification and pursuit of career goals
  • Guidance on job search strategies, resume and cover letter development, and interview preparation
  • Access to a network of professionals in the field of neuroscience and neurotechnologies
  • Ongoing support and guidance to help you stay on track and achieve your goals

You can always schedule a free neurocareer consultation/coaching session with Dr. K at

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