ALSN Vol. 14, No. 4

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 09:16, By: ALSN Staff

It reads muscle impulses to produce speech

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 09:16, By: Alyssa Quintero
After rigorous testing and feedback from people with ALS, the Ambient Corp. has released the beta version of its Audeo speech system (pictured), which reads brain signals sent to the vocal cords and uses them to help produce speech.

Energy-conservation strategies, medical interventions may help

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 09:16, By: Amy Madsen
Fatigue — a feeling of tiredness, exhaustion or lack of energy — is a common condition in people with ALS. Those who experience it may move and speak more slowly than their remaining muscle function would seem to allow, and may curtail their activities. For some, it is the major reason contributing...
Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 09:16, By: Freelance
I’ll never forget July 4, 1939. I was 8 years old, living with my parents in a New England town. Sitting next to the Philco console radio on the floor of my parents’ kitchen, I was listening to the broadcast of Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day from Yankee Stadium. The Yankees were honoring the 36-year-...
Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 09:16, By: ALSN Staff
On Independence Day, Major League Baseball (MLB) will “make a huge difference in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease,” says Augie Nieto, co-chair with his wife Lynne of MDA’s ALS Division.

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