Phil Kennedy was unable to find the right subject for his project. The goal of the project was to make it so that severely disable patients would be able to speak using their brains alone, even though their mouths did not work, but better than what Stephen Hawking uses.
Even if he had, it would have been difficult to get government approval for what he intended to do, which was install a computer on the brain and do research from there. The FDA was unsure about previous experiments that had been done, and didn’t want to approve any more implants. Thus, he decided to do it himself.
Kennedy flew out of the country, to Belize, where he had another surgeon implant a [...]