This is some good news from France for patients who have lost their ability to use their limbs.
A new technology has been developed by Dr. Jean Lorenceau of the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, which permits people to write in cursive by using only their eyes.
This can be a blessing for victims of stroke, degenerative diseases and spinal injuries.
The device employs eye motion-detection technology to translate these movements into smooth cursive writing, which is in complete control of the person.
"Maybe more important is the fact that cursive eye writing provides personal and creative means of expression," Lorenceau said.
"A training program could be helpful for children with oculomotor deficits, athletes and artists; and is therefore not necessarily exclusively to be used by patients unable to move their limbs. Although speculative, these ideas will be tested in the near future," he added.