Professor Stephen Hawking is losing what little movement he still has, and Intel is trying to help preserve his speech.
FOX News Radio's Alastair Wanklyn reports from London:
(Hawking speaking) He controls his voice by twitching a muscle in his cheek. But now that is dying too, thanks to Professor Stephen Hawking's progressive muscle loss. Chip Maker Intel says it is helping to research a solution. Intel Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner says a research project is currently seeing if facial recognition cameras or maybe brain wave sensors might unlock Hawking's voice. He was speaking on the sidelines of a conference to mark Hawking's 70th birthday in the English city of Cambridge this weekend.
In London, Alastair Wanklyn, FOX News Radio.
Editor's Note: Hawking was not well enough to attend his own birthday celebration.