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Tongue Drive System Goes Inside the Mouth to Improve Performance and User Comfort


February 20, 2012

tongue drive system embedded in a dental retainer 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 electric 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 tongue of users. Full Story

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Georgia Institute of Technology Research News

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