‘A breakthrough came when he was able to indicate yes or no by slightly moving his foot to push a computer device placed there by Laureys’ team. Then came the spelling of words using his finger and a touch-screen attached to his wheelchair.
“You have to imagine yourself lying in bed wanting to speak and move but unable to do so — while in your head you are OK,” Vanhaudenhuyse said. “It was extremely difficult for him and he showed a lot of anger, which is normal since he was very frustrated,” she said.’ (from “Son In Coma Heard Everything for 23 Years“)
Did you read the book “The Diving Bell and The Butterfly”? Or see the movie? It’s quite an amazing story of a man with so-called “Locked-In Syndrome”. It’s an absolutely riveting story. Here’s a new account of a similar story that occurred in Brussels. From the article: