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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...


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