. . . Thursday March 31, 2005

If You Think It…

Following a medical procedure that included the use of a computer chip, a paralyzed man is able to use his thoughts to make things happen:

A paralysed man in the US has become the first person to benefit from a brain chip that reads his mind.

Matthew Nagle, 25, was left paralyzed from the neck down and confined to a wheelchair after a knife attack in 2001.

The pioneering surgery at New England Sinai Hospital, Massachusetts, last summer means he can now control everyday objects by thought alone.

The brain chip reads his mind and sends the thoughts to a computer to decipher.

And I thought online photo sharing was a breakthrough.

Concentration is important!