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Healthy Living: New Technology For ALS Patients

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Imagine not being able to communicate your thoughts with family and friends.     

That's what happens to many patients with ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease.  
   
They lose the ability to walk and talk, even though their minds remain sharp.
   
Now researchers are using the power of the mind and cutting edge technology to help these patients speak their minds.  

The new system is being used for research now, but could be commercially available in the coming years.  

The system could also one day be used by those locked-in by strokes or cerebral palsy.