Navigation Links
Sniffing Device Allows Disabled to Write, Run Wheelchairs
Date:7/26/2010

re highlighted. It took him only 20 minutes to write his name after first being introduced to the sniff controller.

The first participant was able to "write" at a rate of three letters per minute and the second at 1.5 letters per minute, the researchers said.

And although this might seem slow, the researchers pointed out that Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote the memoir The Diving Bell and the Butterfly using only blinks of his left eye to sort out letters. This worked out to about one word every 2 minutes. Bauby was locked in as the result of a stroke suffered during his 40s.

The device also enabled quadriplegic individuals to write and even to navigate the Internet and write e-mails.

Sniffing also equaled mobility for many participants in the trial. Both healthy controls and disabled people were able to navigate a 115-foot path, including several turns, using a series of simple commands: forward was two sniffs in; backward was two sniffs out; left was sniffs out then in; and right was sniffs in then out.

Often, it took only 15 minutes of practice to "drive" successfully.

The researchers believe that most people can breathe independently of sniffing, ruling out the possibility that an accidental breath might activate the wheelchair commands and cause a disaster.

But, even so, the device can be programmed with "safety breaks," for instance, adding extra commands so as to minimize the possibility that the wheelchair would be activated accidentally. It's just that such controls would slow things down.

The authors are now planning to test the sniff controller in other types of patients, including those in a vegetative state.

The Weizmann Institute in Israel, which conducted the trial, has applied for a patent on the technology.

More information

Learn more about assistive technologies from the University of Washington. <
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. More Than 70,000 Kids Injured By Medical Devices Each Year
2. BioSTARTM device achieves 90 percent closure rate for atrial septal defect in children
3. Radiation device allows for targeted breast radiation to control cancer
4. RMSR Certification Gains Medical Device & Equipment Industry Acceptance for Medical Sales Reps
5. Scientists design new delivery device for gene therapy
6. A/C Mist Device Cools Down Air Conditioners, Utility Bills
7. Aspirus Heart & Vascular Institute Surgeon First in State to Implant Heart Device
8. AMP asks FDA to address barriers to device innovation
9. Mobile and Patented: DATA-TO-CAMERA TOGGLE on handheld device replaces old camera and clipboard approach everywhere! Beats IPAD to camera punch too.....
10. My Endpoint Protector Device Control is Now Available for Home Users Free of Charge
11. Jell-O lab-on-a-chip devices to spark interest in science careers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Sniffing Device Allows Disabled to Write, Run Wheelchairs
(Date:12/25/2014)... months the trends for evening dresses shift and ... of the hottest styles in the next few months.” The ... 26 A-line sweetheart evening dresses, and announces the availability of ... trying our best to help a lady to show off ... prices, we provide discounted delivery costs to our customers worldwide. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 Recently, Dylan ... dresses, has excitedly released its collection of discounted prom ... to Percy, a senior spokesman of the company, the ... of this promotion is to expand the UK market. ... in several different colors, lengths, and styles: A-line strapless, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... BellasDress has launched its Christmas Sale, offering ... chosen their best-selling lace wedding dresses, vintage bridesmaid dresses ... , Now, BellasDress.com features popular women’s dresses, and ... prices. The business hopes everyone can have a memorable ... “All our elegant products are made with exquisite materials; ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Woodland Hills, California (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 ... in her home in Woodland Hills, California after an ... Harris passed away on Christmas Eve evening in her ... battle with aggressive metastatic breast cancer. ... International for over forty years, she pioneered and championed ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Recently, LunaDress.co.uk has updated ... dresses and related accessories. Now, all of the models at LunaDress.co.uk ... moment a groom lifts the wedding veil can turn out to ... stunning charm. A wedding veil can always bring surprise to a ... suggestions on how to choose veils for a big day ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:BellasDress.com’s Christmas Sale: Trendy Wedding Dresses With Big Discounts 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 4Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2
... suggests that a minimally invasive approach may accurately determine ... study in the February 6 issue of JAMA. , ... death in the United States. Determining the stage of ... prognosis, according to background information in the article. ...
... Income, SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 5 Sonic Innovations,Inc. ... hearing aids,today announced results for the fourth quarter 2007. Net ... 12.4% over the $28.7 million,for the fourth quarter of 2006. ... over the $105.5 million for the year 2006. The,auditory testing ...
... 5 John Wagner,Director of the California ... implementation of the Cooperative Homeless Office-Initiated,Consultative Examination ... and reduce the length of time necessary ... California,s homeless population. In,essence, the CHOICE process ...
... downtown Las Vegan, LAS VEGAS, Feb. 5 If ... celebrities and the lucky few., Well ... Dr. Azimi ... reserved the dental chair for one lucky,person for a total ... agreed to donate a smile makeover to,a worthy candidate., ...
... finds, , , TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Pot smokers ... do, such as an increased risk of heart disease, but ... destroy gum tissue. , In the Feb. 6 issue ... researchers reported that heavy marijuana users have as much as ...
... Groups come together for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness ... coordination with,National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day this Thursday, ... Fenty, the,Washington Wizards and Verizon Washington, DC have ... provide free and confidential testing events to,encourage residents ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Less invasive methods may provide accurate means to determine lung cancer stage 2Health News:Sonic Innovations Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 2Health News:Sonic Innovations Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 3Health News:Sonic Innovations Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 4Health News:Sonic Innovations Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 5Health News:Sonic Innovations Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 6Health News:Sonic Innovations Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 7Health News:California Department of Social Services Announces Improved Access to Disability Payments to Homeless Individuals 2Health News:A Downtown Las Vegas Dental Makeover by Dr. Azimi for the Most Deserving Resident or Working Professional 2Health News:Marijuana Bad for the Gums 2Health News:Marijuana Bad for the Gums 3Health News:Congresswoman Norton, Mayor Fenty, Verizon and the Washington Wizards Join the Test for Life Campaign to Encourage HIV Screenings in DC 2Health News:Congresswoman Norton, Mayor Fenty, Verizon and the Washington Wizards Join the Test for Life Campaign to Encourage HIV Screenings in DC 3
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014 NxStage Medical, ... of innovative dialysis products, announced today that the ... its System One™ to perform hemodialysis overnight while ... home nocturnal hemodialysis. NxStage,s® System One is the ... FDA for this indication. Home ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hmlfbq/investment ... "Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device Sector ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This ... sector identifies the key trends and rationale for ... mergers and acquisitions. The study will ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation ... focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies ... today issued the following open letter to shareholders ... Dr. Med. Sc. Dear RXi Shareholders, ... number of inaccurate statements posted on certain social ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NxStage Receives FDA Clearance for Home Nocturnal Hemodialysis 2NxStage Receives FDA Clearance for Home Nocturnal Hemodialysis 3Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device Sector 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 4RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 5RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 6
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... Clinical Laboratory Testing Volume 1: Reagents and ... Clinical laboratory analysis for in vitro diagnostic ... sectors of medical care. By all accounts, it ...
... Aug. 25 Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global ... venous procedures are set to grow by more than ... physicians is a major roadblock in increased interventions in ... specialists are increasingly adopting new technologies, with 55% of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Clinical Laboratory Testing Volume 1: Reagents and Instruments 2Physician Referrals Limiting Treatment of the Venous System 2Physician Referrals Limiting Treatment of the Venous System 3
The Guidant Fineline II Sterox Atrial J is a steroid-eluting pacing lead designed for permanent implantation for either atrial or ventricular applications....
The Guidant Fineline II Sterox is a steroid-eluting pacing lead designed for permanent implantation for either atrial or ventricular applications....
Steroid eluting pacemaker leads...
VascoStim B 2/5F is a bipolar temporary pacing lead with a balloon. It can be placed easily by the resistance of the inflated balloon in the blood flow....
Medicine Products: