What if they could only send a text or email using their thoughts?

This may also sound like wishful thinking, however new technological know-how presently in medical trials should make it a reality. 

is purely for digital device control for those whose hands no longer control digital devices

Inserted through the jugular vein, the device is implanted near the area of the brain that controls movement.

Signals captured by a receiver in the chest are sent wirelessly to a device that decodes the thoughts into commands for the digital device.

"We've figured out how to get the sensor into the brain without open brain surgery," Oxley told CBS News.

O'Keefe demonstrates his computer skills by writing a note to CBS News