Tongue Control

July 27th, 2008 | by dnw |
clipped from

GT Research News

For Immediate
June 30, 2008

A new assistive technology developed by engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology could help individuals with severe disabilities lead more independent lives.
The novel system allows individuals with disabilities to operate a computer, control a powered wheelchair and interact with their environments simply by moving their tongues.

tongue drive magnet
Georgia Tech assistant professor Maysam Ghovanloo (left) points to a small magnet attached to graduate student Xueliang Huo’s tongue that allows him to operate a computer mouse and powered wheelchair.
Georgia Tech Photo: Gary Meek
Thanks to Chris Carfi for pinging me on this. (via Shake well befoire use blog)
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