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"Redshirts" author John Scalzi commissions indie rocker William Beckett to perform a theme song for his new book "Lock In."
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.
Tony Nicklinson, a paralyzed man with locked-in syndrome, speaks to the world through Twitter with tweets written through eye movements.
Company files a patent application that outlines a way to connect accessories to touch-screen devices.
Hewlett-Packard is a company with deep roots in Silicon Valley. But you would never know it. Most of the device innovation comes from its Valley neighbor, Apple.
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.
People who use Guger Technologies' Intendix wave speller will need oceans of patience if a CeBIT demo is any indication.
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.
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.
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.