A power of attorney message was posted on Twitter

Australian Philip O’Keefe with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) sent a message on Twitter by force of thought using Stentrode technology. «No need to press keys or talk. I created this tweet just by thinking about it», – Philip wrote.

Stentrode is an endovascular brain implant through which a person can control digital devices through thinking. It is injected through the jugular vein in the neck.

Philip was implanted with Stentrode in April 2020. According to Synchron, before that, due to paralysis caused by ALS, the man could not engage in work and other independent activities.

The chip now allows Philip to communicate with family and colleagues via email.