Have a read of this, folks.
Here is a cut/paste...
‘Now he is more aware’ – A man in a “persistent vegetative state” for 15 years after a car accident has been restored to partial consciousness by electrical brain stimulation.
A 35-year-old man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering therapy involving nerve stimulation.
The treatment challenges a widely-accepted view that there is no prospect of a patient recovering consciousness if they have been in a vegetative state for longer than 12 months.
The therapy was delivered via an implant attached to the vagus nerve, which connects internal organs to the brain stem. Afterwards the patient, aged 35, could track objects with his eyes, stay awake while listening to a story, and respond, very slowly, to simple requests such as turning his head. The experiment carried out in Lyon, France, has raised questions about whether a “locked-in” person would want to be aware of their condition, but researchers say pushing them back over the threshold of awareness could make further therapy and rehabilitation possible.
Could be of great benefit to our ALD comrades, and maybe even ourselves.
I have played around with homemade brain stimulation devices.
Here is the one I built, thinking of building some more, see if it will help my muscle spasms.