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Tongue (in cheek) magnetic control for the disabled from Georgiatech

Question asked by Ramani Aswath in #Coffee Room on Dec 16, 2013
Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Dec 16, 2013
Member of CrazyEngineers
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A tiny magnet embedded in a tongue through piercing, implantation or adhesion has been shown by a Georgia Institute of Technology team of researchers to be capable of acting as a controller for the user to direct the operation of electromechanical devices such as wheelchairs. The Georgia Tech Bionics Lab describes their Tongue Drive System in an article published online. They have also published a paper in Science Translational Medicine.
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https://www.qmed.com/mpmn/medtechpulse/tongue-drive-system-enables-wheelchair-control?cid=nl.qmed02

Maybe CEans will come up with many other non medical applications for this idea. Posted in: #Coffee Room
Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
Member of CrazyEngineers
@A.V.Ramani
I had read the link but confused by a line where he had described that it can control computer.What does that really mean? Is it just about controlling mouse cursor or any other thing?

It can be a boon for differently abled who want to do things which cannot be done easily .
Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Dec 16, 2013
Member of CrazyEngineers
SarathKumar Chandrasekaran
@A.V.Ramani
I had read the link but confused by a line where he had described that it can control computer.What does that really mean? Is it just about controlling mouse cursor or any other thing?
The video shows the cursor moving across a screen at the command from the user. It really seems useful. You can even consider this for normal people, whose limbs are engaged with other equipment.
Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
Member of CrazyEngineers
A.V.Ramani
The video shows the cursor moving across a screen at the command from the user. It really seems useful. You can even consider this for normal people, whose limbs are engaged with other equipment.
Sorry i haven't watched it.
i am using phone to surf.
How is for gaming ? especially for differently abled.
Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Dec 17, 2013
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SarathKumar Chandrasekaran
Sorry i haven't watched it.
i am using phone to surf.
How is for gaming ? especially for differently abled.
Could be an interesting application. You can try contacting the workers at Georgia Tech and discuss possibilities.

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