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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Nov 5, 2023

Are you an engineering student contemplating the value of pursuing a PhD? Wondering how your research could lead to meaningful entrepreneurial ventures? Tune in to our valuable conversation with Sam Darvishi, PhD, a visionary entrepreneur who used his PhD thesis in motor imagery-based Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) as a stepping stone to create a profound impact on thousands of people worldwide suffering from the consequences of stroke.

In this episode of 'Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!', we explore the fascinating journey of Sam Darvishi, the Founder and CEO of RehabSwift, a pioneering medical device company that's revolutionizing neuro-rehabilitation. Imagine a future where neuro-rehabilitation isn't a one-size-fits-all approach but a highly personalized journey. This is the reality of groundbreaking neurotech innovations in healthcare, and RehabSwift is at the forefront.

RehabSwift's advanced neuro-rehabilitation interface is clinically proven to enhance hand and arm mobility, dexterity, strength, and sensation in stroke survivors. But what truly sets it apart is its ability to tailor rehabilitation to each individual's unique timing pattern. This means harnessing the incredible power of the mind to significantly boost rehabilitation outcomes. It's not just a game-changer; it's a life-changer.

Join us as we delve into Sam's remarkable journey, from his academic roots to becoming a trailblazer in personalized neuro-rehabilitation. Discover how he leveraged his PhD research to establish RehabSwift, offering individualized BCI-driven upper limb rehabilitation after stroke. We'll also discuss the skills and qualities essential for aspiring professionals in the neurotech industry.

Get ready to be inspired and informed! Tune in to 'Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!' and learn how individuals like Sam Darvishi are reshaping the future of healthcare and neuroscience while making a profound impact on the world.

About the Podcast Guest:

Dr. Sam Darvishi is a dynamic force at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering, and entrepreneurship. As the Founder and CEO of RehabSwift, he's on a mission to redefine neuro-rehabilitation through cutting-edge brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) designed to fast-track hand movement recovery for stroke patients.

Dr. Darvishi's academic journey includes a Doctor of Philosophy in Neural Engineering from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Engineering in Automation and Manufacturing from the University of Sydney, where he achieved a degree with Merit and conducted groundbreaking research in motor imagery pattern classification.

At RehabSwift, Sam combines advanced technology with evidence-based neuroscience principles, crafting highly personalized and effective rehabilitation solutions. His pioneering work is poised to transform the lives of stroke survivors globally. By breaking barriers in stroke recovery, he empowers individuals to regain independence, leaving an indelible mark on countless lives. Sam aims to position RehabSwift as a global leader in neuro-rehabilitation, making a lasting impact on the field and the lives it touches. Connect with Dr. Darvishi to explore his innovative work and the transformative potential of RehabSwift's groundbreaking solutions:

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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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