Boy aged approx 8 years old, currently at Boston CIty Hospital in ICU, coma. Car accident on 4th of July. Passenger in back seat of car. Parents in front seats didn’t make it. Boy not been conscious to know situ. with parent.s Boy has life threatening injuries – loss of left side – upper arm and leg – mid-femur, broken ribs, punctured lung, lacerations to the face. HaptAI one of the companies asked to submit care plan for prosths for the boy (name not known). Need to consider age, growth, size, weight. Work on bio integration of limbs – osteointegration may be possible – too early to tell. On team to draw up plan for nano neural integration. Big job!
HaptAI won contract to build boy’s prosths – left arm and leg. Trial neural mesh integration with prosths – work on sensory control between cerebral cortex, osteointegration, to prosth. Devise a way to ‘upload’ code to brain / integration / device (design team). Code team keep working on n. mesh. Jack, our team leader, meeting with neurosurgeons at Boston City Hospital, Prosth team working with hospital surgeons for osteo connection.
Saw boy for first time. Not up close but only behind ICU glass. He’s awake. Not sure what he knows about what happened to him. He was with nurses and a man in uniform (family?) but the boy wasn’t speaking. His injuries look catastrophic. It was hard to look at him but must be even harder to be him. Poor kid. The design team couldn’t get in to his room to look at his head/neck for the neural mesh hardware they’re developing to insert into him. The prosth team have had better luck with access. They must seem like a ray of hope to the kid. I won’t forget his face as he lay there on the bed – blank, just blank. Maybe he’s on lots of painkillers. I can’t even imagine what must be going through his mind. Does he know about his parents yet? How is he coping with losing his arm and leg? Devastating.
Rained hard last night, mixed with high tide. Some roads leading to City Hospital are flooded making it hard to get there. When I eventually got to the hospital the military guy was in the ICU room before you go into the boy’s (Jonathan) room. Not sure what his rank is – Major? Colonel? Anyway, he’s the boy – Jonathan’s – guardian. Uncle, maybe. He spoke to all of us in the neural mesh team saying he wanted the neural mesh implanted in Jonathan and it was all go. We’re working hard on getting the mesh coded and ready. It’s non-stop, round the clock work. I don’t think I’ve seen the sun, a bar, a baseball game or a weekend at home in weeks. It’s all for Jonathan though. We all feel like we need to get the neural mesh perfected for his arm and leg commands and movement so that it’s seamless. The prosth team are prepping with surgeons to connect his humerus and femur to the prosths. As he grows into an adult it will be less complicated to change out the prosths.
Further to my formal letter of complaint, please find attached the audio and video recording of Luke Meyer and Jennifer Miller from Jonathan Jaeger’s ICU room at Boston City Hospital.
As the code stolen from Jonathan was proprietary to ParticCorp, we are taking this breach very seriously. ParticCorp’s programming was an addition after HaptAI’s coding and neural mesh work was completed. Our tests are in an early stage and completely confidential.
Jonathan is unharmed by the physical breach, however, as his guardian, I am considering legal action against your employees and HaptAI.