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Barron Hull
Caldari
Terra Incognita
Ethereal Dawn
Posted - 2007.12.14 16:01:00 - [1]
 

http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/conditions/12/14/locked.in/index.html

Thought this seemed appropriate here.

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.12.14 16:09:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Micheal Dietrich on 14/12/2007 16:15:13
Originally by: Barron Hull

Linkage made easy by Dietrich and co.

Thought this seemed appropriate here.


Crap, that would suck.

Xeios
Caldari
Posted - 2007.12.14 16:50:00 - [3]
 

I dunno about you but a bullet would seem really attractive if that were me.

Magnus Nordir
Caldari
Nordir Industries
Posted - 2007.12.14 18:42:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Xeios
I dunno about you but a bullet would seem really attractive if that were me.


Bullet please. Seriously, just think about it, to eat you literally have to have stuff shoved down your throat. And how the hell are you going to tell someone you need to **** in the middle of the night?

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.12.14 18:46:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Magnus Nordir
Originally by: Xeios
I dunno about you but a bullet would seem really attractive if that were me.


Bullet please. Seriously, just think about it, to eat you literally have to have stuff shoved down your throat. And how the hell are you going to tell someone you need to **** in the middle of the night?


Well in both of those cases he would have a tube for nutrients and a cathader for relieving himself. I couldn't imagine the itching though, that's gotta drive a person mad. And who does the scratching for you? I mean what if your balls itch or something?

Ombey
Black Aces
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2007.12.14 19:41:00 - [6]
 

Oh my god, that poor guy. I don't think anyone can possibly imagine what he must be going through. My heart goes out to him. Sad

Lady Sylphi
Posted - 2007.12.14 19:50:00 - [7]
 

What a shocking waste of medical resources.

JADE DRAG0NESS
Minmatar
Posted - 2007.12.14 20:03:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Lady Sylphi
What a shocking waste of medical resources.


What a shocking wast of human flesh.

No wonder your using an alt Rolling Eyes

Magnus Nordir
Caldari
Nordir Industries
Posted - 2007.12.14 20:22:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Lady Sylphi
What a shocking waste of medical resources.


What a shocking waste of oxygen.

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.12.14 20:35:00 - [10]
 

I see all these articles about implanting chips into brains allowing people to type what they think or be able to move a robotic hand I wouldn't be surprised if within 10 years they are able to make a sort of exe-skeleton for people with paralysis.

Janu Hull
Caldari
Terra Incognita
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2007.12.14 20:38:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Micheal Dietrich
I see all these articles about implanting chips into brains allowing people to type what they think or be able to move a robotic hand I wouldn't be surprised if within 10 years they are able to make a sort of exe-skeleton for people with paralysis.


Hell, just hotwire a connection between the motor centers of the brain and the highest point of undamaged brainstem on the body. Running a bypass around the damaged parts.

Last Wolf
Umbra Wing
Posted - 2007.12.14 20:59:00 - [12]
 

Don't think it would work like that. The brain isn't like wires in a computer. Its more like a bunch of radio towers sending signals to each other. You'd have no way of making sure the right signals get to the right "tower"

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.12.14 21:04:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Last Wolf
Don't think it would work like that. The brain isn't like wires in a computer. Its more like a bunch of radio towers sending signals to each other. You'd have no way of making sure the right signals get to the right "tower"


Are you talking about the exoskeleton or just hotwiring around the damaged nerves?

Either way the article kinda describes what your talking about. They are working with the kid to have him think of certain vowels and they gather the information on the brainwaves associated with those vowels. I could see this process being done with any other function.

Results could possibly vary slightly from person to person like a fingerprint but I think a general template would work.

Velsharoon
Gallente
Arcane Velshologies
Posted - 2007.12.14 21:09:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Lady Sylphi
What a shocking waste of medical resources.


what gets me more is the guy doesnt want to live yet we care for him

Samiael
Posted - 2007.12.14 21:29:00 - [15]
 

I think its inhumane not to kill him if he wants his life ended.


Janu Hull
Caldari
Terra Incognita
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2007.12.14 22:30:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Velsharoon
Originally by: Lady Sylphi
What a shocking waste of medical resources.


what gets me more is the guy doesnt want to live yet we care for him


The article only indicated that he thought about it, never said he wanted to die.

Mr Friendly
The Lost and The Damned
Posted - 2007.12.15 10:21:00 - [17]
 

I can't imagine how terrible that would be, tbh. I think I'd welcome the insanity that would inevitably strike me; at least I'd be disassociated from my plight to some extent.

At least he could communicate with eye motion. Thank god for brain scans that show conscious activity... just think of being classified as vegetative when you were in fact aware but utterly unresponsive to the outside world.

living death :(

Janu Hull
Caldari
Terra Incognita
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2007.12.17 14:22:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Mr Friendly
I can't imagine how terrible that would be, tbh. I think I'd welcome the insanity that would inevitably strike me; at least I'd be disassociated from my plight to some extent.

At least he could communicate with eye motion. Thank god for brain scans that show conscious activity... just think of being classified as vegetative when you were in fact aware but utterly unresponsive to the outside world.

living death :(



There was a reference there to another lock in case that had published a book that was recently made into a movie "The Butterfly and the Diving Bell".

He wrote it by blinking his left eye when the right letter was shown to him. Painfully slow only begins to describe it.


 

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