Navigation Links
Tongue Drive system lets persons with disabilities operate powered wheelchairs, computers
Date:6/29/2008

h Carolina State University. "Tongue movements are also fast, accurate and do not require much thinking, concentration or effort."

Movement of the magnetic tracer attached to the tongue is detected by an array of magnetic field sensors mounted on a headset outside the mouth or on an orthodontic brace inside the mouth. The sensor output signals are wirelessly transmitted to a portable computer, which can be carried on the user's clothing or wheelchair.

The sensor output signals are processed to determine the relative motion of the magnet with respect to the array of sensors in real-time. This information is then used to control the movements of a cursor on the computer screen or to substitute for the joystick function in a powered wheelchair.

The system can potentially capture a large number of tongue movements, each of which can represent a different user command. A unique set of specific tongue movements can be tailored for each individual based on the user's abilities, oral anatomy, personal preferences and lifestyle.

"An individual could potentially train our system to recognize touching each tooth as a different command," explained Ghovanloo. "The ability to train our system with as many commands as an individual can comfortably remember is a significant advantage over the common sip-n-puff device that acts as a simple switch controlled by sucking or blowing through a straw."

The Tongue Drive system is also non-invasive and does not require brain surgery like some of the brain-computer interface technologies.

Ghovanloo's group recently completed trials in which six able-bodied individuals tested the Tongue Drive system. Each participant defined six tongue commands that would substitute for computer mouse tasks left, right, up and down pointer movements and single- and double-click. For each trial, the individual began by training the system. During the five-minute training session, the individual repeate
'/>"/>

Contact: Abby Vogel
avogel@gatech.edu
404-385-3364
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. HPV Tied to Better Tongue, Tonsil Cancer Outcomes
2. HPV linked to better survival in tonsil, tongue cancer, U-M study finds
3. HPV, periodontitis work in tandem to increase risk of tongue cancer
4. Drop of Flu Vaccine Under Tongue Bars Infection
5. K-State Veterinary Lab Routinely Tests For Bluetongue Virus; Lab Director Says Strains Found in Kansas, U.S. Usually Less-Virulent
6. Social, Health Care Factors Drive Colon Screen Disparities
7. Healthcare and Education Building Markets Remain Particularly Strong as Energy, Materials and Commodity Costs Drive Construction Pricing Upward
8. AARP Michigan and American Red Cross Partner to Help Save Lives Through Blood Donation Drive
9. Primary tumors can drive the growth of distant cancers
10. Microenvironment a main driver of aggressive multi-lineage leukemia disease type
11. Omron Healthcare Introduces New Device Drivers Built on Microsoft HealthVault
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Tongue Drive system lets persons with disabilities operate powered wheelchairs, computers
(Date:1/22/2015)... Four years since the release of their debut recording Love is ... Avasa & Matthew Love – the duo are pleased to announce ... White Swan Records on February 24, 2015. , THE ROAD offers ... to all of us to walk out of the mire of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the ... an effort to further promote visibility and adoption of the ... made AMA journals available via its subscription services, EBSCO will ... , Long known as both a subscription agency ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... JJsHouse.com is a famous dress online store for wedding ... its latest collection of wedding dresses , and launches a ... the wedding dress on your big day; the wedding gown ... bride wants to find the most suitable wedding dress. Now, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Lower-Auto-Insurance.com has released a new blog ... a car for reducing the costs of an auto insurance ... be able to get lower prices for their vehicle insurance policies. ... role in determining policy costs. Because of this, drivers should ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... State Forestry Institute of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in ... support from GEOSYSTEMS, a dedicated Hexagon Geospatial and Intergraph ... Hexagon Geospatial’s ERDAS APOLLO for cataloging, managing, ... point clouds and documents. This effort will enable the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2Health News:Driving Safe And Other Factors That Make Auto Insurance Affordable! 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 3
... C-Change champions the Cancer Patient Navigation Act on ... sets into motion,a world of confusion and questions ... navigation services brings the patient-focus,back to cancer care ... a,skilled navigator guide him or her thought the ...
... Boxer and Feinstein to quickly pass,companion bill and send ... AARP thanked,the supporters and cosponsors of the Protecting the ... the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill,prevents massive increases ... proposed by the administration., "Today,s vote is a ...
... 23 Reflecting the growing concern,over health care ... able to afford a comfortable retirement decreased over ... 18 years of the Retirement Confidence Survey(R),(RCS), according ... the Multimedia News Release, go to:, http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/ebri/32335/ , ...
... Aflac,Incorporated today reported its first quarter results., ... were $4.3 billion during the first quarter of ... of 2007. Net earnings were,$474 million, or $.98 ... per share, a year ago. Net earnings included ...
... Idaho, April 23 NightHawk,Radiology Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... groups and hospitals throughout the United States,today announced that ... 7,2008 at 4:30 p.m. (EDT) with management to review ... & Web Cast, A live and archived webcast ...
... Obama to Quickly Pass Companion,Bill and Send Measure to ... and cosponsors of the Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net ... of Representatives. The bill,prevents massive increases in costs for ... administration., "Today,s vote is a victory for all ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Support for Patient Navigation Services to Help Cancer Patients 2Health News:AARP Thanks California's Representatives for Supporting Bill to Protect People in Medicaid 2Health News:Video: 18th Annual Retirement Confidence Survey(R): Health Care, Economy Major Concerns in Workers' Record Drop in Retirement Confidence 2Health News:Video: 18th Annual Retirement Confidence Survey(R): Health Care, Economy Major Concerns in Workers' Record Drop in Retirement Confidence 3Health News:Video: 18th Annual Retirement Confidence Survey(R): Health Care, Economy Major Concerns in Workers' Record Drop in Retirement Confidence 4Health News:Aflac Incorporated Announces First Quarter Results, Declares Second Quarter Cash Dividend 2Health News:Aflac Incorporated Announces First Quarter Results, Declares Second Quarter Cash Dividend 3Health News:Aflac Incorporated Announces First Quarter Results, Declares Second Quarter Cash Dividend 4Health News:Aflac Incorporated Announces First Quarter Results, Declares Second Quarter Cash Dividend 5Health News:Aflac Incorporated Announces First Quarter Results, Declares Second Quarter Cash Dividend 6Health News:Aflac Incorporated Announces First Quarter Results, Declares Second Quarter Cash Dividend 7Health News:Aflac Incorporated Announces First Quarter Results, Declares Second Quarter Cash Dividend 8Health News:Aflac Incorporated Announces First Quarter Results, Declares Second Quarter Cash Dividend 9Health News:Aflac Incorporated Announces First Quarter Results, Declares Second Quarter Cash Dividend 10Health News:NightHawk Radiology Holdings, Inc. to Host Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter 2008 Earnings Results 2Health News:AARP Commends Illinois U.S. Reps for Voting to Protect People in Medicaid 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: LIXT), announced ... trial of Lixte,s lead compound, LB‑100, is being conducted, has ... John S. Kovach , M.D., the founder and President of ... completed at a single site. Accrual of patients, however, was ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ ... its CytoSorb® extracorporeal cytokine adsorber to reduce deadly ... the receipt of $385,642, net of transaction costs, ... the Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program sponsored ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... BOSTON , January 23, 2015 ... development company, is delighted to announce that the Malcolm ... Miles Congreve (Vice President of Chemistry), Fiona ... Weir (Chief Executive Officer and co-founder) for the seminal ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 3CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 2CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4
... One of the fastest-growing specialties in oncology healthcare ... professional needs. Cold Spring Publishing, LLC, is pleased to ... Oncology, a publication for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse ... in the field of oncology . , ...
... Oct. 8 The most comprehensive, up-to-date compendium ... is now available from Point of Care Partners ... (HIT) strategy and management consulting firm with expertise ... health information exchanges and personal health records. , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cold Spring Publishing Announces the Launch of a New Oncology Publication: The Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology 2Cold Spring Publishing Announces the Launch of a New Oncology Publication: The Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology 3Newly Updated Pharmacy State Law Compendium Available 2
... The new E300 Corneal ... diverse range of clinical procedures ... Refractive Surgery and Contact Lens ... compact cone design, the E300 ...
Stainless Steel. Box of 1, non sterile...
... ,Siemens has combined, for the first time, a ... 125 cm magnet and a powerful performance of ... MR. And MAGNETOM Espree, has the power of ... which means faster, more precise results, no patient ...
... upgrade including fourSight 4D ultrasound imaging technology ... a wide variety of imaging and workflow ... that combine to expand the clinical capabilities ... system was built on four foundations that ...
Medicine Products: