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Computer Allows Paralyzed Patients to Communicate – And They’re Happy With Life
A computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionize the lives of those living with completely locked-in syndrome, according to a new paper. Counter to expectations, the participants in the study reported being “happy,” despite their extreme condition.

Patients suffering from complete paralysis, but with preserved awareness, cognition, and eye movements and blinking are classified as having locked-in syndrome. If eye movements are also lost, the condition is referred to as completely locked-in syndrome.

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