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The Tongue Drive system is Touch-free, Wireless and Asymptomatic Technology that needs no surgery for its operation.
Scientist invited a new Invention which can help physically disable people to control wheelchairs, computers and other devices simply by using their Tongue.
Engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology say that a new technology called Tongue Drive system will help people who have physical disabilities to live their life independently. This system is also be useful to the people who are paralyzed, one can only be able to move their tongue only. A tiny magnet, only a size of a grain of rice, is attached on one’s tongue using implantation, piercing or adhesive which allows one to use tongue when moving a computer or mouse or a powered wheelchair.
Scientists choose the tongue to control the system because the tongue and the brain have a direct connection through cranial nerve. Incase if one got injured badly can be able to control the system using their tongue.”Tongue movements are also fast, accurate and do not require much thinking, concentration or effort.” said Maysam Ghovanloo, an assistant professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The motions of the magnet attached to the tongue are spotted by a number of magnetic field sensors installed on a headset worn outside or an orthodontic brace inside the mouth. The signals coming from the sensors are wirelessly sent to a portable computer that placed on a wheelchair or attached to an individual’s clothing.