Locked-In Syndrome

In todayvDj(tm)s show, adapted from an article published on the Oscar web site written by Linda Kobert, we examine the work of Dennis Proffitt, Professor and Director of the Cognitive Science Program, whose research focuses on creating computer interfaces to help make life more bearable for patients with ALS and other diseases that are the cause of locked-in syndrome.

Up to now, the most iconic connection to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou GehrigvDj(tm)s disease, is the famous farewell in Yankee stadium By Mr. Gerhig. Forced to retire from baseball, the profession he loved and was best known for, he became the personification of this devastating disease.

For more information about the show or to see the full text, visit the Oscar ShowvDj(tm)s blog.