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Tongue-Controlled Wheelchair Performs Well In Clinical Trials
2013-11-29 04:44:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A clinical trial that pitted a new type of tongue-controlled wheelchair against traditional sip-and-puff models has demonstrated that the former could offer paralyzed men and women more independence than the latter. Sip and puff systems use a straw mounted to the wheelchair to execute four basic commands to drive the chair. The study, which appears in the latest edition of the journal Science Translational Medicine, demonstrated...

2012-02-20 20:29:49

The Tongue Drive System is getting less conspicuous and more capable. Tongue Drive is a wireless device that enables people with high-level spinal cord injuries to operate a computer and maneuver an electrically powered wheelchair simply by moving their tongues. The newest prototype of the system allows users to wear an inconspicuous dental retainer embedded with sensors to control the system. The sensors track the location of a tiny magnet attached to the tongues of users. In earlier...

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2009-07-06 12:45:00

A new technology that enables individuals to maneuver a powered wheelchair or control a mouse cursor using simple tongue movements can be operated by individuals with high-level spinal cord injuries, according to the results of a recently completed clinical trial."This clinical trial has validated that the Tongue Drive system is intuitive and quite simple for individuals with high-level spinal cord injuries to use," said Maysam Ghovanloo, an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and...

2008-08-26 09:00:00

ATLANTA -- The tireless tongue already controls taste and speech, helps kiss and swallow and fights germs. Now scientists hope to add one more ability to the mouthy muscle, and turn it into a computer control pad. Georgia Tech researchers believe a magnetic, tongue-powered system could transform a disabled person's mouth into a virtual computer, teeth into a keyboard -- and tongue into the key that manipulates it all. "You could have full control over your environment by just being able to...

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2008-06-30 10:25:00

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. "This device could revolutionize the field of assistive technologies by helping individuals with severe disabilities, such as those with high-level spinal...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.