Brain chip offers hope for paralyzed

A team of neuroscientists have successfully implanted a chip into the brain of a quadriplegic man, allowing him to control a computer.
Since the insertion of the tiny device in June, the 25-year-old has been able to check email and play computer games simply using thoughts. He can also turn lights on and off and control a television, all while talking and moving his head.
The chip, called BrainGate, is being developed by Massachusetts-based neurotechnology company Cyberkinetics, following research undertaken at Brown University, Rhode Island.
CNN.com – Brain chip offers hope for paralyzed – Oct 20, 2004