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Breaking the silence
The Brainfingers training takes place at Heartland Industries, a center for adults with disabilities. Cindy Hiam stands by Malachi's side, pointing at the screen when Malachi's gaze wanders off. Laura Lindblad stands behind his wheelchair cradling his head to keep it facing the screen. She presses the electrode band to his forehead and recites prompts in his ear. The team hopes that in the future, Malachi will need less helpers and fewer prompts.