The day before yesterday I wrote something about the “Chip in the brain” und today I came across this article in the Scientific American about this research at the University Utrecht.
A brain implant makes it possible for a woman with ALS to communicate with her environment again. The implant links her neuronal activity with a computer and this way she can select e.g. a letter via a monitor in about one minutes time. This may sound slow, however, a human, whose muscles completely cannot be steered by the brain anymore due to ALS and thus is completely locked in to him- or herself is capable of communicating again.
If you want to read more about this, you can find the scientific article here.