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Clinical Trial Shows Quadriplegics Can Operate Powered Wheelchair With Tongue Drive System

July 6, 2009

directing a wheelchair An assistive technology that enables individuals to maneuver a powered wheelchair or control a mouse cursor using simple tongue movements can be operated by individuals with high-level spinal cord injuries, according to the results of a recently completed clinical trial. Full Story

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