Australian suffering from ALS communicates with others via brain implant (VIDEO)

PHILIP Okif (62), an Australian who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), who cannot move his hands, wrote a message on the social network Twitter with his thoughts, via an implant in the brain.

MISLIMA WROTE A MESSAGE ON TWITTER: Australian suffering from ALS communicates with others via brain implant (VIDEO)

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His message appeared on the Twitter account of Thomas Oxley, a neurosurgeon and director of Synchron, which invented stentrod technology, a brain implant that allows patients to control digital devices with their thoughts wirelessly.

-When I first heard about this technology, I knew what independence from others it could bring me. Using it is like learning to ride a bike, it takes a little practice, but when you master it, it becomes very natural. Now I just think about where I want to click on the computer and I can write emails, pay, buy, write messages on Twitter, Okif said.

This Australian communicates with his family and colleagues with the help of new technology. His implant was installed in April 2020, as he suffered from progressive paralysis caused by ALS.

Thomas Oxley says that new technology gives hope and freedom to people who have lost their functional independence due to paralysis. He announces further improvement of this brain computer, and the scientific study will be conducted in the USA next year, writes Sputnik International.

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