Brain implant enables ALS patients to communicate with the world outside

A patient in the advanced stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who had lost his last ability to communicate with the outside world after paralyzing his eye muscles has learned to make himself heard again with the help of a brain-computer interface.

Nach dem in Nature Communications (2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28859-8) vorgestellten Fall­bericht konnte er durch Ja/Nein-Signale Buchstaben auswählen und kurze Sätze formulieren. Eine früh­ere Publi­ka­tion der Forscher war wegen angeblicher Fehler zurückgezogen worden.

The study proves that a brain-computer interface is able to communicate with a patient in the advanced stage of ALS and to open the door of the complete locked-in syndrome a little. This is assuming that the information in the publication is correct.
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rme/ aerzteblatt 11.04.2022 (german)
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