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  1. nishant

    Machine Translates Thoughts into Speech in Real Time

    Read more here From Gizmodo: The Neuralynx System translates thoughts into speech. It connects to the neurons, sending signals wirelessly to a laptop, which translates the brain activity into spoken English. It's not science fiction: They tried it with a paralyzed 26-year-old and it works...
  2. myheart2yours

    Heartbroken and confused.....

    So im acaregiver to my mom for a little over a year now and today she sat with my family and I to tell us she is too weak to fight anymore and wants to go to some sort of hospice! She says to get professional help and give my father and I back our lives! This is the first she has said anything...
  3. M

    turning off the vent?

    Hi - I'm new here and know someone who has ALS. She has a vent and trach. One of her family members wanted to talk about knowing when it's time to turn off the vent, and that my friend had indicated she thought it was time. I thought that it can't be just turned off like that! As they are 100%...
  4. S

    Some last questions from me too - Honest :-)

    Hi guys, I just want to say to you all thank you for your continued support and help you are giving me by putting up with me and answering my questions. You guys have helped me keep my sanity, and I appreciate it very much :) I do have some last questions for anyone here and I promise after...
  5. K

    Going to visit an old friend and have questions

    Hi there. I have recently reconnected with a friend from high school who has been living with ALS for five years now. He is only 41, and is in a nursing home. He has a trach and is totally paralyzed. He does text and has use of a computer, so we have been talking every day. Even though I...
  6. J

    A Thumb Problem

    Hello, To start this post, I am 17 one month from 18 years old. I have had twitching on and off anywhere for a year or so, way more noticeable this year. I'm skinny, Really skinny, I eat but I am tall and thin. I sit at a PC all day , everyday, not a day goes by I'm not on it for 12 hours [I'm...
  7. boblandstar1

    Moderator

    MODERATOR David, Why would you delete a post concerning a new Veterans benefit that will pay family members and private caregivers of PALS for bowel and bladder care. I dont know if you are veteran or if you have ALS. Although this benefit might not affect you, it certainly affects the most...
  8. W

    guillain barre or als?

    I was wondering if I could get some feedback on my mother's situation. We are very confused as to whether what she has is guillain barre, ALS, or something else. Back in February she was absolutely healthy and fine; no health problems whatsoever (she is 64 years old). Towards the end of...
  9. S

    ALS Guardian Angels- Please read

    I have a PALS who fell behind on her mortgage. Since January 2009, I have made about 200 phone calls and sent as many letters in order to renegotiate the loan and bring it up to date. In that time, not a single person at JP Morgan Chase would speak with me. We just got notice that the house...
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