Unlocking Voices of the Locked-In

Published 01/10 2013 03:37PM

Updated 01/10 2013 06:09PM

  Fully aware of his surroundings, but unable to communicate, he is locked-in.
 Now, new technology is helping the accident victim unlock his voice.
 A car crash, then a stroke left this champion wrestler, college student and amry communications specialist locked-in.
 Now Greg Bieker communicates with his eyes.
 Using a chart, those closest to him can figure out what Greg is saying.
 It's tedious and time consuming.  Greg can only communicate when someone else is in the room.    Now researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University Brain Institute are using a brain-computer interace to give people like Greg more freedom.
 To find out more watch this story now!

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