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This Device Reads Paralyzed People’s Thoughts Through Their Veins

A brain implant inserted in the jugular allows ALS patients to type with their minds

Graham Felstead first noticed his left arm becoming weak in 2016. Two years later, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a neurological disorder that culminates in paralysis of most…



Future Human is a science publication from Medium about the survival of our species. It is run by the OneZero editorial team, which also publishes stories about major forces in technology through its namesake publication and stories about gadgets on Debugger.

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Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.