Happy, even uplifting news.
In graduate school I had a friend (Genius Dan) that engineered a rather crude communications solution for a person (
Steven Hawking) paralyzed from the neck down, and could not speak. While Steven Hawking was indeed not Steven Hawking he was in fact a Genius Programer.
While I wish I could say this uplifting news involved Genius Programer, I cannot. I lost track of Genius Programer soon after finishing graduate school. But, what you may not know, in those days we could see this coming, so close!!, yet so far!?!?
Brain implants turn imagined handwriting into text on a screen
"Electrodes in a paralyzed man’s brain turned his imagined handwriting into words typed on a screen. The translation from brain to text may ultimately point to ways to help people with disabilities like paralysis communicate using just their thoughts."
Doing my happy dance I will imagine this 65-year-old man is at the least a grateful stand-in for Genius Programer wherever he may be ...
If you don't care for www.sciencenews.org this was published May 12 in Nature. Have a good day.