Brain implant helps stroke victim speak again – tech – 09 July 2008 – New Scientist

Nine years ago, a brain-stem stroke left Erik Ramsey almost totally paralysed, but with his mental faculties otherwise intact. Today he is learning to talk again – although so far he can only manage basic vowel sounds.

In 2004, Ramsey had an electrode implanted in his speech-motor cortex [in the hope that] the signal from Ramsey’s cortex could be used to restore his speech.