Paralyzed Woman Translates Her Thoughts Into Abstract Paintings

Paralyzed Woman Translates Her Thoughts Into Abstract Paintings
technology

Heide Pfutzner teamed up with scientists to pursue her creative desires.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 12 july 2013

Heide Pfutzner, a former teacher from Germany, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2007 and became paralyzed. She can only communicate through eye contact and a computer box. Through the Brain-Computer Interface or BCI program at the University of Wurzburg, she has been able to create abstract paintings using her mind.

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