Brain chip allows paralysed man to post first ever ‘direct-thought’ tweet

‘Astonishing’ system takes practice, says ALS sufferer, ‘but once you’re rolling, it becomes natural’

The Independent
By Anthony Cuthbertson
December 27, 2021

A paralysed man has made the first “direct-thought tweet” after having a computer chip implanted in his brain.

Philip O-Keefe, a 62-year-old Australian who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), composed and posted the tweet using only his thoughts via a brain computer interface developed by neurotech startup Synchron.

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