Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) will be giving away technology that will help amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients, a report from Cory Johnson and Emily Chang on Bloomberg West reveals.
More commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS has been made famous because of its debilitating effects and by the fact that celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking has the condition.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), it turns out, has recently improved the machines and the software powering these machines that enable Hawking to converse with others.
“Three million people worldwide have motor neuron disease or quadriplegia. One of them, Stephen Hawking, has had a technological makeover thanks to Intel. Intel engineers assigned a team to improve the sensors, software and computer that Professor Hawking use to communicate with the world,” Johnson said.
Furthermore, Johnson said that Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Intel has announced in an event in London that it will make software to help the more than three million people with this affliction freely available.
In a statement to Engineering & Technology Magazine, Lama Nachman who heads the team that developed this project at Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) divulged when the software will be made available.
“This software has the ability to help many, many people, so to make that happen we have decided to open source the software and offer it for free to people in January of this coming year,” he said.
Jean-Marie Eveillard’s First Eagle Investment Management is the largest institutional investor in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) owning about 40.33 million shares of the company by the end of the third quarter of the year.