Tongue Drive

Recently I saw on TV some special eye-mouse that people with disabilities could click when wink. I truly believe that IDesign can and must be helpful for people with any kind of disability - in collaboration with scholars from other fields of sciences; add to this my personal interest, eager and desire to think of new ways of aiding disabled people thru Design. This Tongue Drive , developed by Maysam Ghovanloo at Georgia Tech, is on the same way. Attaching a magnet the size of a grain of rice to an individual tongue lets tongue motion direct the movement - of a cursor or a wheelchair. Magnetic-field sensors mounted on a headset outside the mouth detect movement of magnetic tracer. Sensor-output signals are then transmitted to the computer to be processed. Tongue Drive in action(film): moving wheelchair ; and Maysam speaks on the Tongue Drive system

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