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Tony Nicklinson, Paralyzed Man With Locked-In Syndrome, Sends First Tweet Using His Eyes (VIDEO)


Tony Nicklinson can only communicate with his eyes, but on Wednesday the paralyzed man connected with the rest of the world through Twitter.

Nicklinson became completely paralyzed after a stroke in 2005 and suffers from locked-in syndrome, a condition in which patients can "think and reason" but don't have any control over voluntary muscles except "those that control blinking and vertical eye movements, according to a 2009 article published in the journal Nursing.

But on June 13, he sent his first Tweet with the help of a computer that follows his eye movements, Gizmodo observes.
Channel 4 Dispatches filmed the 57-year-old relaying the message as part of a segment about Nicklinson set to air on June 18, the Guardian reports. (Watch a preview in the video below.)

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