Relatives’ Report

  • Gerd Grübler
  • Elisabeth Hildt
Part of the The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology book series (ELTE, volume 12)


In this chapter it is described how an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient made contact with brain–computer interfaces during the last period of his life and how this influenced his life. The rather private report on the burden of a fatal diagnosis and the dealing with the unpreventable loss of motor abilities was given by the patient’s wife shortly after he had passed away.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Grübler
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Hildt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of MainzMainzGermany

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