"Re-identifying yourself": a qualitative study of veteran views on implantable BCI for mobility and communication in ALS.

CONCLUSION: The interest in BCI and views on ethical issues raised by BCI is moderated by the experience of living with ALS. The findings from this study can help guide the development of implantable BCI technology for persons with ALS. Implications for rehabilitation Loved ones will play crucial roles in helping patients think through the possible benefits and burdens of getting a BCI device. Providers should consider how the ideal timing for getting an implantable BCI device will vary based on the priorities of persons with ALS and their disease stage. Concerns about social stigma, burden of adjustment, and the desire to maximise time left with loved ones may outweigh the potential functional benefits of BCI devices for some persons with ALS. PMID: 32940119 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research

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