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.

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