Brain computer interface technology empowers Fully Paralyzed Patient to Communicate
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or often called Lou Gehrig's disease, after the baseball player who was diagnosed with it is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control.
The disorder typically progresses, the affected individual loses the ability to breathe due to diaphragm paralysis. Upon accepting artificial ventilation and with oro-facial muscle paralysis, the individual in most cases can no longer speak and becomes dependent on assistive and augmentative communication (AAC) devices, and may progress into the locked-in state (LIS) with intact eye-movement or gaze control.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)