15 Results for

locked-in syndrome


Scalzi's new sci-fi thriller 'Lock In' gets a theme song

"Redshirts" author John Scalzi commissions indie rocker William Beckett to perform a theme song for his new book "Lock In."

By August 22, 2014


Samsung's 'eye mouse' enables users to control their computer with a glance

Now in its second generation, Samsung's EyeCan+ will help people with disabilities create documents and browse the Web using only eye movements.

By November 25, 2014


Paralyzed artist paints with mind alone

A woman with Lou Gehrig's disease paints using software that lets her control digital brushes with brainwaves. Now, thanks to a crowdfunding push, she's realizing her dream to exhibit her work.

By July 13, 2013


Paralyzed man sends first tweet with his eyes

Tony Nicklinson, a paralyzed man with locked-in syndrome, speaks to the world through Twitter with tweets written through eye movements.

By June 18, 2012


Apple tech would help disabled use iOS devices

Company files a patent application that outlines a way to connect accessories to touch-screen devices.

By September 4, 2011


Patient 'S3' hits 1,000-day mark with brain implant

A woman with no functional use of her limbs or voice is still able, almost three years after the BrainGate system was implanted, to move a cursor using thoughts alone.

By March 29, 2011


Write letters in only 35 hours with brain speller

People who use Guger Technologies' Intendix wave speller will need oceans of patience if a CeBIT demo is any indication.

By March 2, 2011


Microelectrodes help brain signals 'speak'

Using two grids of 16 microelectrodes implanted atop the brain, Utah researchers are one step closer to enabling paralyzed people to speak via their thoughts.

By September 7, 2010


Technology that makes rescuers want to lock up hikers

Some members of the rescue services refer to personal locator beacons as "Yuppie 911" because they are now so cheap that inexperienced hikers set them off when there is no emergency.

By October 26, 2009


Sniff-activated system drives wheelchairs

A system out of Israel lets the severely disabled navigate wheelchairs, surf the Net, or communicate with others via a pattern of inhalations and exhalations.

By July 27, 2010