Just wanted to let you know I’ve arrived safe and sound. Traffic on 93 wasn’t a nightmare, for a change.
I’ve got my stuff moved in, one of the guys from the office helped. I went into the office with him and picked up my new whizzy V-Z. I’m typing this message to you on it.
Here’s a pic I took outside the apartment. I’m above the bay windows on the left
Will write more soon.
Just a quick note to let you know that I’m settling in okay. Everyone at HaptAI has been very welcoming and are showing me the ropes.
I haven’t picked up any cases of my own but I’m shadowing a couple of people. They have some really interesting stuff going on. I know you don’t like all the tech talk but here goes some… prosthetic limb integration with nerves, muscles and the brain is really advanced. They are working on some hybrids (people who have prosthetic limbs and some AI interfacing into the brain) and it’s pretty cool what’s being achieved at HaptAI.
Boston is getting warmer. Cherry blossoms starting to come out. Mornings can be chilly but by afternoon is really sunny and hot. Everyone says the winter and the flooding downtown was unprecedented. I’m just happy to be here.
Hope you had a happy 4th! A guy from HaptAI has a place on Cape Cod and he invited a bunch of us down for the long weekend. I tried to surf. The ocean sure beats Millers Pond. Did you go out to the cabin for the 4th? My surfing skills need work but I kind of got the hang of it on small waves. The ocean was pretty calm. We had a cook out on the beach. The seafood was fresh and tasted out of this world – lobster, clams and some beers. This is the life – a great job, making good friends, and weekends at the beach.
I’ve attached a couple photos of the weekend. Boston is scorching hot at the moment. I wish I had an apartment with air con! The forecast is for heavy rain and t-storms in the next couple of days. Somebody in the office said the flooding over the winter at high tide turned downtown into a flooded rink.
I’ve got to go. I can see the directors talking in the conference room – looks serious. They just motioned out into the office that they want to see us all in five minutes. I hope it’s nothing bad. I’m settling in really well!
PS. The girl is Jen. I spent some time with her over the weekend. She works at HaptAI too.
Notes on Case 503729:
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.
Notes on Case 503729:
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.
Quick note – sorry haven’t been in touch lately. We won a major case – can’t really say anything about it but I’ve been working on code pretty much every minute I’m awake – and even in my dreams!
Cape Cod and 4th of July seems like a distant memory.
One day soon, hopefully, I’ll be able to tell you about what’s going on. It’s all good for HaptAI though so nothing to worry about for work. What we’re working on is pretty serious though.
Take care, be in touch soon.
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.
from: Luke Meyer <email@example.com>
to: Jen Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date: 05 October 2— at 17:27
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I know you’re visiting your parents but not sure who else to turn to. Something happened today at the hospital and I really don’t know who to talk to about it.
I got to the hospital a little earlier than Chris and Sarah in the neural mesh team so had to wait around. I went into the ante-chamber of Jonathan’s ICU room to wait for everyone to arrive. The door was open to Jonathan’s room and I could see the military guy talking to a doctor. I sat down to wait. I was on my V-Z going over my notes so wasn’t listening to what they were saying but could hear some words.
Anyway, their conversation finishes up and the military guy and doctor come into the ante-chamber and see me. I stood to say hello and the military guy asks who I am. I tell them I’m from HaptAI’s neural mesh team. Then the doctor tells me to wait in the hallway and that no unauthorized personnel are allowed in the ante-chamber. When have we not waited in the ante-chamber before going in to see Jonathan? They were really off and unfriendly. I had my HaptAI ID on so it’s not like I was some random person.
I’ve been wracking my brain to remember what they were talking about but the only words that I heard were ‘tests’, ‘unusual activity’, and ‘seizures’ – so nothing alarming when you consider what Jonathan has been through and the small risk of the neural mesh connection surgery.
Maybe I’m over-reacting. It was just the look on their faces, like I had broken into Fort Knox.
Hope all is okay with your folks.
Notes on Case 503729:
Neural mesh implant surgery was successful. We’ll monitor the growth and expansion of the mesh throughout Jonathan’s brain and down into his shoulder and arm over the next few days.
Once the mesh is established then we can connect the prosthetic arm and get to work on the programming.
We’re doing the implants in stages. Once the arm is settled then we’ll work on inserting a mesh implant to connect his leg.
Jonathan still not talking so no one is sure exactly how he feels after the ops.
I left a message on your V-Z but when you get this can you call me?
Colonel Hammond has some concerns about Luke Meyer on the neural mesh team.
Jen you need to get onto HaptAI’s intranet now.
The conversation we had at the hospital is uploaded onto the restored data page the IT guys created after the flood.
How was that conversation recorded? We were at the hospital looking at the code on an air gap machine. There was nothing there to do with HaptAI – except Jonathan’s neural mesh. Was the neural mesh inside Jonathan’s brain recording us?