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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Dec 31, 2023

"Build things people want, not what you think they want." This powerful ethos drives the mission of our guest in today's episode of the "Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!" entrepreneurial podcast series. Our guest is redefining the boundaries of neurotechnology and entrepreneurship in a world where innovation meets empathy. His goal? To provide individuals with neurological conditions access to mobility on their own terms, not on ours.

Imagine a reality where those battling paralysis and ALS are equipped with affordable, groundbreaking brain-computer interface solutions. It's a vision that's closer than you think, and our guest is leading the charge.

Allow us to introduce Aryan Govil, a fourth-year undergraduate student immersed in the world of Neuroscience at New York University and the visionary Founder of Synaptrix Labs. Aryan's driving force? Creating low-cost brain-computer interface solutions that empower patients with paralysis to reclaim their independence.

Synaptrix Labs boasts a revolutionary creation: Neuralis. This mind-controlled wheelchair harnesses the power of EEG electrodes and a headband headset to effortlessly detect a user's eye movements, enabling an intuitive and liberating navigation experience. The potential impact on the lives of individuals with conditions like ALS and locked-in syndrome is immeasurable.

Aryan's journey is a testament to the fusion of scientific passion and entrepreneurial spirit. With a robust foundation in medical research, including groundbreaking work related to Alzheimer's Disease, Aryan is committed to enhancing the lives of those facing unique challenges.

In this episode, we'll embark on an immersive journey through Aryan's life, exploring the innovative solutions being nurtured at Synaptrix Labs. Join us as we delve into the profound importance of regaining autonomy for patients with neurological conditions. We'll also navigate the exciting intersection of neuroscience, entrepreneurship, and accessible technology.

Prepare to be inspired, informed, and enlightened as we unravel the extraordinary work of Aryan Govil and the remarkable initiatives of Synaptrix Labs. Welcome to a world where innovation meets compassion, where potential knows no bounds. Welcome to "Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!"

About the Podcast Guest:

Synaptrix Labs is a neurotechnology startup specializing in EEGs and AI models for denoising and feature extraction. Their first device, Neuralis, is a discreet EEG headset that specializes in decoding signals from the visual cortex, allowing users to initiate precise wheelchair movements through focused attention. Their research seeks to demonstrate Neuralis' potential in revolutionizing assistive technology by offering a non-invasive, user-friendly solution for individuals facing ALS, SCI, MS, and other motor impairments, ultimately enhancing their quality of life.

Last week, Synaptrix announced that their EMPOWER study was successfully pre-approved and registered by the NIH, and is available for the public to view on their website!

Synaptrix Labs is officially hiring part-time engineers and interns who have experience with neurotechnology, AI/ML, electrical engineering, or industrial design. Resumes can be sent to

To stay up to date with Synaptrix and its progress, please follow our LinkedInInstagram, and Twitter. You can contact Aryan Govil, Co-founder and CEO of Synaptrix, at, or through 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 people in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As a professional coach with a background in the field, Dr. K understands the unique challenges and opportunities job applicants face 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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