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Category: ALS

Robotics | IoT

Families Finally Hear From Completely Paralyzed Patients Via New Mind-Reading Device

Wendy was barely 20 years old when she received a devastating diagnosis: juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an aggressive neurodegenerative disorder that destroys motor neurons in the brain and the spinal cord.* Within half a year, Wendy was completely paralyzed. At 21 years old, she had to be artificially ventilated and fed through a tube […]

Scientists Hook Up Brain to Tablet—Paralyzed Woman Googles With Ease

From time to time, the Singularity Hub editorial team unearths a gem from the archives and wants to share it all over again. It’s usually a piece that was popular back then and we think is still relevant now. This is one of those articles. It was originally published October 25th, 2015. We hope you enjoy it!  For patient T6, 2014 was a happy year. That was the year she learned to control a Nexus tablet… read more

$500,000 Challenge: Build Projects to Help ALS Communication

The ALS communication challenge has $500,000 to invest in communication technologies for those suffering from paralysis.
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