NEWS: Switzerland
paralyzed for months , man ask for beer through brain implant.

“I want a beer”. a sim­ple and direct request, but a damn amaz­ing one because it was uttered by a par­a­lyzed man who is com­mu­ni­cat­ing for the first time in months, thanks to a life- chang­ing brain implant.

In a tes­ta­ment to the pow­er of wis­dom, and beer– exper­i­menters in Switzer­land pro­vi­sioned a 36- years-old ALS case with a chip in his brain, which allows him to spell out rul­ings one let­ter at a time, and he used it to order up a cold one.

On top of a drink, the man also asked care­givers for a head mas­sage from his mama, cur­ry and mist fed through tubes, and want­ed to rock out to the band Tool. In his words, he want­ed it” loud.”

The good folks doing the amaz­ing study over at the Wyss Cen­ter in Gene­va say it’s the first exam­ple of some­one with no vol­un­tary mus­cle move­ment being capa­ble to communicate.

The ALS case, who agreed to the brain implant back in 2018 when he could still use eye move­ment to com­mu­ni­cate, is now ful­ly par­a­lyzed. The chip allows him to motion“yes“or“no“to a series of let­ters and spell out com­mands at a rate of one char­ac­ter per minute.
That means it took him fur­ther than 10 min­utes to order a beer, but we are sup­pos­ing he would say it was well worth the delay.

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